Anthony Norman will play the title role ‘Evan Hansen,’ Coleen Sexton will play ‘Heidi Hansen’ and Lili Thomas will play ‘Cynthia Murphy.’ Pablo Laucerica and Micaela Lamas also join the onstage company as ‘Jared Kleinman’ and ‘Alana Beck.’ John Hemphill, Nikhil Saboo and Alaina Anderson all continue with the tour, with John and Nikhil reprising their roles as ‘Larry Murphy’ and ‘Connor Murphy,’ and Alaina, formerly the Alana/Zoe cover, taking over the role of ‘Zoe Murphy’ full-time.
The cast also includes Jeffrey Cornelius (as the Evan alternate) and understudies Valeria Ceballos, Ian Coursey, Reese Sebastian Diaz, Gillian Jackson Han, Isabel Santiago, Daniel Robert Sulivan, Kelsey Venter and Pierce Wheeler.
The new cast will begin performances for year four of the Dear Evan Hansen tour in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
The tour has been a critical and commercial success, having played 786 performances over 99 weeks in 65 cities. The Boston Globe said “Dear Evan Hansen is both of-our-moment and built to last.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raved “There are few shows that represent 21st-century culture quite like Dear Evan Hansen. It’s a rare breed of musical that must be seen to be believed.” And The LA Times called the tour “an enthralling, beautifully-acted musical which has become a cultural phenomenon.”
Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson (Fosse/Verdon), a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. It went on to win six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards.
JEFFREY CORNELIUS (Alternate Evan Hansen; u/s Jared Kleinman). Jeffrey is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut in Dear Evan Hansen! Jackson MS Native and Current Student at CCM. LINK: Class 4, Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 on HBOMax. Favorite Shows include Pippin (CCM), Once (CCM). Huge Thank You to Mommy, Daddy, Daniel, Granny, Grandpa, Nana, PawPaw, Uncle John, TT, Kevin, and EVERY SINGLE Teacher and Mentor who helped me get to this point. It takes a village. @thejeffreycornelius on Instagram.
VALERIA CEBALLOS (u/s Zoe Murphy; Alana Beck). Valeria is thrilled to be making her Broadway National Tour debut! She is endlessly grateful to the team at Tara Rubin, the DEH creative team, The Mine, her family, and her Jesse for supporting this little Latina’s big dreams. @valeriaeceballos
IAN COURSEY (u/s Connor Murphy; Jared Kleinman) recently finished his sophomore year at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he is proud to have played the roles of Eddie Birdlace (DOGFIGHT), and George Berger (HAIR). Ian is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful show and would like to thank his family, friends, professors, Rolando Sanz, the DEH team, Danny and Haley. Go Blue!
REESE SEBASTIAN DIAZ (u/s Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman). Reese is overjoyed to join the DEH family! Broadway: Mary Poppins. National Tours: Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast. Special thanks to the DEH/Tara Rubin teams. Much love to Mom, Dad, Nana, Sam, Frank, Roni, Warren, family, friends, and teachers. @ReeseSDiaz
GILLIAN JACKSON HAN (u/s Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck) is over the moon to be making her national tour debut in Dear Evan Hansen! She is a proud member of the AAPI/multiracial community and is filled with gratitude for the actors whose work made her own career possible. BWMT. Thanks to family, chosen and biological, her mentors, the Tara Rubin team, CTG, A and her parents. Always for J. Twitter, Instagram, TikTok: @with_a_gee
ISABEL SANTIAGO (u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy) Select Movie/TV: Blue Bloods, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, In The Heights, and Martin Eden. Off-Broadway: First Daughter Suite, GIANT. National Tour: In The Heights. Concert: PBS’ Great Performances: Bernstein’s MASS, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. For Adam Swope. @mynamesIsabel
DANIEL ROBERT SULLIVAN (u/s Larry Murphy) performed as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys more than 1000 times with the Las Vegas, Toronto, and touring companies, and in the national tour of Motown the Musical. He’s the author of Prospect High: Brooklyn, Braving the Bronx River, Becoming A Jersey Boy, and There’s No Substitute for Empathy.
KELSEY VENTER (u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy). National Tour: Dear Evan Hansen. Selected Regional: Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Old Globe Theater. BA in Theater SDSU, MFA American Conservatory Theater. All love and gratitude to my incredible family, friends, and mentors for believing in me. www.kelseyventer.com
PIERCE WHEELER (u/s Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman). Pierce is so excited to make his professional debut with the DEH family. After studying for a year at NYU Tisch, he is thankful to travel the country and tell this beautiful story. Special thanks to family, friends, and teachers. @pierce_wheeler