David Jeffery to join Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen
Jeffery will assume the role of Connor Murphy at the Music Box Theatre from February 11, 2020.
Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen has found its next Connor Murphy! David Jeffery will assume the role in the hit Broadway production at the Music Box Theatre from February 11, 2020. Current star Alex Boniello is scheduled to play his final performance on January 26, with current understudy Dan Macke filling in from January 28 through February 9.
Mr. Jeffery is a Canadian actor and an original Toronto company member of Dear Evan Hansen, who also currently serves as an understudy for the roles of Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman and Connor Murphy on the show's National Tour. His regional theatre credits also include Rent , Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, and Newsies.
As previously reported, current leading man Andrew Barth Feldman is also scheduled to leave the Broadway production on January 26, 2020, with Jordan Fisher assuming the titular role on January 28.
The current Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen includes Andrew Barth Feldman (as Evan Hansen), Jessica Phillips (as Heidi Hansen), Gabrielle Carrubba (as Zoe Murphy), Alex Boniello (as Connor Murphy), Christiane Noll (as Cynthia Murphy), Ivan Hernandez (as Larry Murphy), Jared Goldsmith (as Jared Kleinman), and Phoebe Koyabe (as Alana Beck).
Dear Evan Hansen began previews at the Music Box Theatre on November 14, 2016 and officially opened to rave reviews on December 4, 2016.
Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Tony & Academy Award winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and is directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.
Synopsis: "All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter - that led to the incident - that started the lie - that ignited a movement - that inspired a community - and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price? A tribute to the outsider in us all, Dear Evan Hansen is about someone you know, maybe even someone you are, but more than anything, it's about discovering the person we all long to be - ourselves."
The creative team features choreography by Danny Mefford, musical direction by Ben Cohn, music supervision by Alex Lacamoire, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and projection design by Peter Nigrini.
Dear Evan Hansen is produced on Broadway by Second Stage Theater in association with Stacey Mindich Productions.
Dear Evan Hansen Tickets are available now for performances through September 6, 2020.
(Photo by Nathan Johnson)