Schools of the Stars: Where Dear Evan Hansen Cast and Creators Went to College

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Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen pursued their college studies.
Justin Paul, Ben Platt and Benj Pasek
Justin Paul, Ben Platt and Benj Pasek Courtesy of Lionsgate

What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the cast and production team of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Cast List:
Ben Platt (Evan Hansen): Columbia University
Laura Dreyfuss (Zoe Murphy): Boston Conservatory
Rachel Bay Jones (Heidi Hansen): Did not attend college
Jennifer Laura Thompson (Cynthia Murphy): University of Michigan
Mike Faist (Connor Murphy): American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Michael Park (Larry Murphy): Nazareth College
Will Roland (Jared Kleinman): New York University
Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana Beck): Carnegie Mellon University
Asa Somers (Larry Murphy Standby): Yale University
Colton Ryan (Understudy): Baldwin Wallace University
Michael Lee Brown (Understudy): Marymount Manhattan College
Garrett Long (Understudy): Shenandoah University
Olivia Puckett (Understudy): Wagner College

Production Credits:
Benj Pasek (Music & Lyrics): University of Michigan
Justin Paul (Music & Lyrics): University of Michigan
Steven Levenson (Book): Brown University
Michael Greif (Director): Northwestern University & University of California, San Diego
Denny Mefford (Choreographer): Brown University & University of Evansville
Alex Lacamoire (Music Supervision, Orchestrations & Additional Arrangements): Berklee College of Music
Ben Cohn (Music Director): Ithaca College & New York University
Michael Keller (Music Coordinator): Manhattan School of Music
Michael Aarons (Music Coordinator): Manhattan School of Music
David Korins (Scenic Design): University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Emily Rebholz (Costume Design): Yale University
Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design): University of New Mexico
Peter Nigrini (Projection Design): Dartmouth College & Central St. Martin’s College of Art
Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design): Harvard University
Christopher Jahnke (Additional Orchestrations): University of Hartford (Hartt School)
Judith Schoenfeld (Production Stage Manager): University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Michael McGoff (Stage Manager): DeSales University & University of California, Irvine

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