Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He began his career in theater as a child and appeared in Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon (2012–2013) and Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017), receiving multiple accolades for his performance as the title character in the latter, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.Platt's film credits include Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Ricki and the Flash (2015), and Run This Town (2019). Since 2019, he has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Platt signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 and released his debut studio album, Sing to Me Instead, in March 2019. In May 2020, a concert film, titled Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall, debuted on Netflix. In 2017, Platt was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.