11:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Netflix Sets Ben Platt Concert Special (Exclusive)
Netflix is doubling down on the business of Ben Platt.
Ahead of the launch of his show The Politician later this month, the streaming service is announcing a concert special with the actor-singer. The feature-length special will document the final stop on Platt's debut tour, and be filmed live from his sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 29. An airdate and title for the special have yet to be determined.
Platt, who is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner, will perform songs at the concert from his debut album Sing to Me Instead and his recent single RAIN, as well as a few covers. Ben Winston's Fulwell73 Productions and live show creator-director Lee Lodge are executive producing.
Following the release of his 2019 album, Platt — who broke out with his starring role in the Broadway-winning play Dear Evan Hansen — embarked on a sold-out tour across the U.S., with stops along the way at the Dolby Theater, Chicago Theater, Beacon Theater and the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London.
"Live performance has always been my greatest love — it’s where I feel like the truest version of myself," said Platt. "I cannot wait to share my music and my stories at this iconic venue in my favorite city, and I’m thrilled that this special moment will be immortalized for a wider audience. I’m so incredibly grateful to continue working with the Netflix family."
"Ben Platt is a such an incredible performer and artist. We feel very honoured to be part of this special show," said Fullwell 73 Productions in a statement.
In addition to Ryan Murphy's first Netflix series, The Politician, which will debut on Sept. 27, Platt recently began filming the first installment of an adaption of the Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along, which will be directed by Richard Linklater over a span of 20 years.
Platt is repped by CAA, One Entertainment, Adam Mersel and Jackoway Tyerman.