Tonys: Ben Platt Performs 'Dear Evan Hansen' Song 'Waving Through a Window'
The 'Pitch Perfect' actor stars as a depressed adolescent outsider caught up in an unintended lie that reverses his position in the high-school popularity stakes.
Ben Platt took over the Tony Awards with a performance of "Waving Through a Window" from Dear Evan Hansen.
The Tony-nominated actor of the Pitch Perfect movies stars in the Broadway musical, which focuses on a depressed adolescent outsider caught up in an unintended lie that reverses his position in the high-school popularity stakes — until the situation spirals out of control. Anna Kendrick introduced the performance.
Directed by Michael Greif, the hit show is written by Steven Levenson, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. It earned nine Tony nominations.
Honoring the best of the Broadway season, the awards were handed out in a June 11 ceremony that aired live on CBS from New York City. Kevin Spacey made his debut as the annual event's emcee.