BREAKING NEWS: Taylor Trensch’s start date as the new star of this year’s Tony winning smash hit Dear Evan Hansen has officially confirmed. The Broadway favorite will begin donning the striped polo and arm cast at the Music Box Theatre beginning February 6th, 2018.

The show’s current leading man The Real O’Neals star Noah Galvin will end his strictly limited engagement with the Pasek and Paul musical on February 4th, 2018.

Trench is currently starring in this year’s Tony winning revival of Hello, Dolly on Broadway which he is set to take his final bow with original stars Tony winners The Divine Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce on January 14th, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre. Taking over for Trench in HELLO, DOLLY as “Barnaby Tucker” will be West End star Charlie Stemp who is joining alongside Tony winner Bernadette Peters and Tony nominee Victor Garber starting January 20th, 2018.

With Trench joining as the title role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, he will join the lineup of the show’s current original stars. As previously announced, Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones (“Heidi Hansen”), Glee favorite Laura Dreyfuss (“Zoe Murphy”), Tony nominees Mike Faist (“Connor Murphy”) and Jennifer Laura Thompson (“Cynthia Murphy”) along with Michael Parks (“Larry Murphy”), and Will Roland (“Jared Kleinman”) are all set to depart the show May 2018. Kristolyn Lloyd (“Alana Beck”) is set to depart in February 2018.

Who is excited for Taylor taking over the title role?!

Noah Galvin’s EVAN HANSEN Departure Date Announced; Taylor Trensch To Assume Role 2/6

BroadwayWorld has learned that currently HELLO, DOLLY! star Taylor Trensch will assume the role of Evan Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN beginning February 6th, 2017.

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