Ann Sanders & Ivan Hernandez

Ann Sanders & Ivan Hernandez debut in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Sanders and Hernandez assume the roles of Cynthia and Larry Murphy, respectively, in the hit Broadway musical.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen welcomes two new cast members to the Music Box Theatre this evening as Ann Sanders and Ivan Hernandez take over the roles of Cynthia and Larry Murphy, respectively, in the hit tuner through October 20, 2019. As previously reported, original cast members Jennifer Laura Thompson and Michael Park played their final performances in the roles on August 4, after over three years in the show.

Ann Sanders has most recently appeared in the Broadway production of Disney's Frozen as Queen Iduna, as well as The King and I and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Ivan Hernandez has previously appeared in the Broadway production of Chicago, in which he played Billy Flynn. His Off-Broadway credits include Into the WoodsSal the Caperman, and Yank!

Dear Evan Hansen began previews 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 March 29, 2020.

(Photos by Nathan Johnson)


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