American Idol Taps “Evan Hansen” to Mentor Contestants – E! Online


Ben Platt is headed for the great world of American Idol!

The Pricey Evan Hansen star “might be discovered” as a mentor throughout the present’s Disney Evening, E! Information can solely reveal. The episode airs Could 1 on ABC.

“Disney Evening is at all times a particular Idol reside present, and we’re so comfortable to have Ben function mentor,” mentioned the community. “He might be mentoring the contestants within the happiest place on earth, Disneyland, and we’re assured he’ll have tons of nice recommendation for the finalists.”

Platt grew to become the youngest solo recipient of the Tony Award for Greatest Actor in a Main Function in a Musical in 2017 when he gained for Pricey Evan Hansen on the age of 23. He additionally starred in the film version of the musical in 2021. His different musical theater credit embrace The Guide of Mormon and Caroline, or Change.

He launched his second studio album Reverie in 2021. 

Platt is not any stranger to Disney, both. In 2020, he appeared on the ABC particular The Disney Household Singalong: Quantity II and carried out a duet of “A Entire New World” alongside Idina Menzel.

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