Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo, who made his Broadway debut in 2011 in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, returned to the Main Stem July 19 in the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre, where the show will continue through September 18.
Matarazzo stepped into the role of Jared Kleinman the same day the company welcomed the return of Ann Sanders (The Music Man, Frozen) as Cynthia Murphy, Noah Kieserman as Connor Murphy, and Ciara Alyse Harris as Alana Beck. Kieserman and Harris come to Broadway from the musical's national tour.
Matarazzo was last seen on Broadway in 2014 in the revival of Les Misérables.
The company is currently headed by Zachary Noah Piser in the title role with Talia Simone Robinson, Jessica Phillips, Manoel Felciano, Jared Goldsmith, Linedy Genao, Nathan Levy, Mateo Lizcano, Dan Macke, Jane Pfitsch, D’Kaylah Unique Whitley, Asa Somers, Josh Strobl, and Nicole Van Giesen.
Following Piser’s run, Stephen Christopher Anthony, currently starring in the North American tour, will join the Broadway company as Evan beginning August 9. Sam Primack, who made his Broadway debut as an Evan cover, will take over the role beginning September 6.
Dear Evan Hansen reopened its Broadway production December 11, 2020, following the pandemic shutdown. The hit production features a score by the Tony- and Oscar-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), a book by Tony winner Steven Levenson (tick, tick...BOOM! movie), choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home), and direction by multiple Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).