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Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, and the 2018 Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart” (Rolling Stone). NBC News says the show is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award®-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Tony Award®-winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award®-nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

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“This is a story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the lifelong journey we all undertake in discovering our true selves. In all my years in the theater, few musicals have had the effect on its audience that DEAR EVAN HANSEN does.”
-Carole Shorenstein Hays



Michael Greif
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Music & Lyrics
Steven Levenson

Michael Greif

Michael has directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Arena Stage in DC in 2015, and Second Stage Theatre in 2016, and directs the upcoming Broadway production, which begins this fall at the Belasco Theatre. Most recently he directed War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Broadway: If/Then, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Rent (Tony Award nominations), and Never Gonna Dance. Delacorte: The Tempest, Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway: new plays, musicals, revivals at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Shakespeare Festival/Public, NYTW, Roundabout, Second Stage and Signature, including Katori Halls’ Our Lady of Kibeho, the 2010 revival of Angels in America (Lortel Award), Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... (Public), Guare's Landscape of the Body (Signature), and musical adaptations of Giant (Public) and Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). He received Obie Awards for Machinal and Dogeaters (Public) and for Rent (NYTW). Regional: Williamstown (9 seasons) La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Arena, Center Stage, Goodman, Guthrie, CTG/Taper, DTC, Trinity Rep. Education: Northwestern (BS),UCSD (MFA). He is very proud of his 2 kids, both seniors this year, one in high school and one in college.

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the Tony-nominated songwriters of the critically-acclaimed and record-breaking Broadway musical A Christmas Story, The Musical (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre), which was named one of the Top 10 Shows of 2012 by Time Magazine, shared recognition as the Best Musical of 2012 in USA Today, and received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical.

Pasek and Paul are also the songwriters of the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight (Second Stage Theatre), the Lucille Lortel Award-winner for Best New Musical, nominee for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and shortlisted for a 2014 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical. The show enjoyed a critically-acclaimed production at London’s Southwark Playhouse in summer of 2014.

Other theatre credits include James and The Giant Peach (Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Children’s Theatre) and Edges (licensed by Music Theatre International with hundreds of productions worldwide). In TV, their original songs were featured on season two of NBC's SMASH and rose to the top 25 on the iTunes Pop Charts. They have also written songs for Sesame Street (PBS) and Johnny & the Sprites (Disney Channel). Pasek and Paul also created the song "Unlimited" for Old Navy's viral video and back-to-school campaign.

Current projects include: original songs for Warner Bros. animated feature Tom and Jerry Return to Oz; an original stage musical with playwright Steven Levenson and director Michael Greif; a new musical for Disney Theatricals with playwright Rick Elice.

Pasek & Paul's other songwriting honors include: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Sundance Institute Fellowship; ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award; ASCAP Songwriters Fellowship Award; Dramatists Guild Fellowship; Jonathan Larson Award; Billboard Magazine Top 5 Broadway Songwriters.

Benj and Justin work actively as teachers conducting master classes at top theatre programs and universities around the world. Both are graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Steven Levenson

Steven Levenson is the Tony Award winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin, Core Values, The Language of Trees, and Seven Minutes In Heaven. Honors include the Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, Drama Desk Nomination, Hull-Warriner Nomination, Lucille Lortel Nomination, and the Helen Hayes Award. A former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova and a member of the Roundabout Leadership Council, he worked for three seasons as a writer and producer on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova’s Play Group. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University, he is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. and the WGA.