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Ben Platt gives his final 'Dear Evan Hansen' performance, celebrities react

UPI News Service, 11/23/2017 

Ben Platt gave his final performance as the title character in Broadway play "Dear Evan Hansen" Sunday, a role that previously earned him a Tony award.

"Dear Ben Platt, thank you for showing us that the things that make us strange are the things that make us powerful. Sincerely, Us," the official Twitter account for "Dear Evan Hansen" said in a goodbye note to the actor.

Platt also sent out a goodbye tweet writing, "Today is my last @DearEvanHansen performance, ending a 3.5 year journey with a remarkable family of artists. I am proud of all I gave & grateful for all I received."

"I love you, Evan. You changed every part of my life. I'll carry you with me for the rest of my days. Now, onward," he continued, thanking his character.

A number of celebrities and Broadway stars also shared their thoughts on Platt leaving the role including the likes of Hugh Jackman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden among others.

"Congratulations @BenSPLATT for finishing an astonishing run as Evan Hansen. To you and the cast of @DearEvanHansen ... thank you for such a memorable and deeply affecting show. Looking forward to seeing it again ... for the 4th time. @pasekandpaul," Jackman wrote.

"Eat em up today, @BenSPLATT. We don't know how you do it but we're grateful," said Miranda alongside a photo of himself with Platt.

"And when you get offstage, cut all your hair off, you will feel SO FREE," he continued.

"Sending ALL the good vibes to @BenSPLATT this weekend. What you've done on that stage will be remembered forever. Enjoy these last few! x x x," said Corden.

Platt will be replaced by Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch in "Dear Evan Hansen" for the next few months, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Platt plans of releasing an album of original music.

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