Alex Boniello Will Succeed Tony Nominee Mike Faist in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen

Broadway News   Alex Boniello Will Succeed Tony Nominee Mike Faist in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen
 
Will Roland has also announced his final performance date in the Tony-winning musical.
Alex Boniello
Alex Boniello

Alex Boniello, who was the voice of Moritz in Deaf West's Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, will succeed Tony nominee Mike Faist in the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen next month.

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Mike Faist Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Faist will play his final performance as Connor Murphy May 13. Boniello will join the company May 15.

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In other casting news, Will Roland will play his final performance as Jared Kleinman June 10. His replacement will be announced shortly. Roland is departing the company to be part of the coming-of-age Joe Iconis musical Be More Chill, which is scheduled to begin performances July 26 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Hello, Dolly! alum Taylor Trensch officially took his first bow as Evan Hansen February 6. The actor succeeded Noah Galvin in the role created by Tony winner Ben Platt.

Dear Evan Hansen 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 (Masters of Sex), choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home), and direction by multiple Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).

The Broadway company also features Laura Dreyfuss, Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael Park, and Phoenix Best.

Read: DEAR EVAN HANSEN TO LAUNCH NATIONAL TOUR IN 2018

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