PLAYING JOE BIDEN. BILLIE EILISH WAS THE MUSICAL GUEST. BEN PLATT WILL PLAY HIS FIRST EVER CONCERT. HE ROSE TO FAME PLAYING THE TITLE ROLE IN THE BROADWAY SENSATION “DEAR EVAN HANSEN.” ALL OF IT A DREAM COME TRUE FOR A GUY PUTTING UM HOMEMADE MUSICAL IN HIS BACKYARD. PLATT WAS STARRING ALONGSIDE GWYNETH PALTROW IN THE ANTICIPATED NEW NETFLIX SERIES “THE POLITICIAN K.” BEN AND I GOT TOGETHER IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK ON HIS 26th BIRTHDAY FOR A SUNDAY SIT-DOWN.>>SO BEN, WOULD YOU LOO I CAN LIKE TO LOOK UP AND SEE THAT?>>PRETTY CRAZY.>>THE LAST TIME THE BROADWAY PHENOM PERFORMED HERE.>>ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AT HOME, DON’T WASTE ANY TIME BEING LIKE ANYBODY YOURSELF, THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU STRANGE ARE THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU POWERFUL.>>THAT PUT PLATT AT 24 YEARS OLD AN OSCAR AWAY. AS HE RINGS IN 26, HE’S NOT THINKING OF THE FUTURE.>>HAPPY BIRTHDAY FIRST OF ALL.>>HOW ARE WE FEELING AT 26?>>PRETTY GOOD. I AM TRYING TO TAKE IT ONE BEAT AT A TIME. I LIVE IN MY MIND AS AN INTEREST JEW. THINKING AT THE MOMENT.>>THIS MOMENT INCLUDES SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW FOR PLATT. A LEAD ROLE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT IN THE NETFLIX SERIES “THE POLITICIAN.”>>I WILL BE PRESIDENT SOME DAY.>>THE FIRST SEASON FOLLOWS AN AMBITIOUS TEEN FROM A WEALTHY FAMILY ON HIS RUTHLESS CAMPAIGN TO BECOME CLASS PRESIDENT.>>THIS HUMAN STRUGGLE THAT EVERYBODY REGARDLESS OF WALK OF LIFE IS DEALING WITH AUTHENTICITY AND FAME AND LITERAL OF A LOT OF POLITICS AND HOT BUTTON ISSUES.>>GWYNETH PALTROW PLAYS YOUR MOM.>>JESSICA LANGE POPS UP.>>I LOVE THE STORY TELLER OF H YOU MEET GALWYNETH PALTROW.>>SHE’S IN HER RED GOWN AND SO I WALKED OUT ONSET TO MEET HER AND IT IS LIKE HELLO I AM GWYNETH PALTROW WHICH WAS SORT OF ABSURD. EVERY MOMENT FROM THERE FORWARD SHE BECAME SORT OF WARM AND INTIMATE AND HUMAN AND REALLY TOOK ME UNDER HER WINGWINGS.>>PLATT KNEW WHO HE WANTED TO BE FROM A EARLY AGE. THE SON OF PRODUCER MARK PLATT. BEN GREW UP IN LOS ANGELES PERFORMING AMATEUR MUSICAL, STAGING HIS OWN SHOW IN HIS FAMILY’S BACKYARD.>>IS IT TRUE WHEN YOU WERE A YOUNG KID YOU ASKED THINGS LIKE FOG MACHINE?>>100% TRUE. BUT, YES, ANYTHING TO ENHANCE THE PRODUCTION VALUE OF THE SHOW THAT WERE NOT ON SHOWS AND ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.>>AT 11, PLATT BOOKED HIS FIRST NATIONAL THEATER TOUR. AT 18, HE LANDED HIS FIRST MOVIE ROLE AS THE LOVABLE ACAPELLA NERD IN “PITCH PERFECT.”>>BEN’S BACKYARD BROADWAY CAME THROUGH WHEN 2014 WHEN HE TOOK OVER AS ELDER CUNNINGHAM IN THE BOOK OF MORMAN.>>AFTER HIS RUN, PLATT DEVELOPED AND PERFORMED THE LEAD ROLE IN A MUSICAL CALLED “DEAR EVAN HANSEN.” HE LOST 25 POUNDS PLAYING A TEEN CAUGHT UP IN A WEB OF LIES. IT WAS A PERFORMANCE THAT CONNECTED WITH THE AUDIENCE IMMEDIATELY.>>AT WHAT POINT DID YOU REALIZE WE GOT SOMETHING MORE THAN A BROADWAY MUSICAL HERE?>>I THINK HE KNEW IT WAS SPECIAL ARTISTICALLY, WE DIDN’T KNOW IT IS GOING TO CONNECT WITH SO MANY WALKS OF LIVES.>>AS SOON AS WE STARTED TO SEE THE SOBS THAT WOULD HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.>>WHOA, WHOA. [ CHEERS & APPLAUSE ].>>PLATT’S TONY AWARD WINNING PERFORMANCE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF CELEBRITIES INCLUDING BEYONCE TO ATTENDED THE SHOW AFTER PLATT INVITED HER ON TWITTER.>>I GOT A HAIRCUT AND I PICKED OUT AN OUTFIT AND PREPARED MYSELF FOR HER AND IT HAPPENED.>>IS IT NERVE-RACKING?>>YES, I SPENT SO MUCH TIME LOOKING OUT IN THE CROWD, IF I HAD SPOTTED HER, I WOULD STOP. HAVING THE INFORMATION BEFOREHAND WAS KEY.>>ALL THE THINGS YOU HAVE DONE THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS –>>LIFE BEFORE BEYONCE AND AFTER BEYONCE I WOULD SAY.>>I GOT ONE SHOT AND ONE THING. A LOT OF PRESSURE FOR THAT ONE HOUR AND A HALF. PLATT IS PROVING THERE IS LIFE AFTER BEYONCE. HE SPENT THE PAST YEAR TOURING HIS DEBUT ALBUM SINGING.>>ON TRACK LIKE “EASE MY MIND,” PLATT WHO HAS BEEN OPENLY GAY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SINCE HE WAS 12 SINGS ABOUT PAST RELATIONSHIPS.>>PEOPLE WHO LISTEN TO THE LANGUAGE AND LYRICS OF THE SONG OF COMINGING OUT TO WHAT YOU SA WHAT?>>I HAVE BEEN OPEN WITH MY FAMILY OR ANYBODY I METAP MORE LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES.>>I THINK WE ARE MOVING BEYOND THAT MOMENT.>>BEN PLATT IS LEARNING TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT AND THIS ONE HAS GIVEN HIM QUITE A BIT TO CELEBRATE.>>BEFORE WE LET YOU GO, I THINK WE HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU.>>OH NO.>>AW. THAT’S RIGHT, I AM FIVE YEARS OLD.>>I WOULD SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.>>THIS IS GREAT. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN. “THE POLITICIAN” IS STREAMING NOW ON NETFLIX. BEN PERFORMS TONIGHT AT RADIO MUSIC. HIS SOLO ALBUM “SING TO ME INSTEAD” IS AVAILABLE NOW. BY THE WAY, BEN’S FATHER HAS PURCHASED THE MOVIE RIGHTS TO “DEAR EVAN HANSEN” TO HEAR BEN WHETHER OR NOT HE’LL RETURN TO THE ROLE OF THAT FILM, CHECK OUT OUR WEB EXTRA. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRI

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25 thoughts on “Ben Platt Talks ‘The Politician,’ ‘Sing To Me Instead’ Album, Life In Theater | Sunday TODAY

  • September 29, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    Bitte abonniert Mich auf Ehre ich möchte mit YouTube anfangen

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    He's too amazing

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    WAIT OMG THEY ARE GONNA FILM AND POST HIM PERFORMING AT RADIO CITY HFBHWCYUFC

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    AND A DEH MOVIE??? HFYUHCWK

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    OMG Ben you should come on tour in Boston or Foxborough! I would love to see you perform!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    He is so awesome

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    He did amazing in "The Politician" !!!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    Sorry I am spamming the comment section but he is just my idol and a model for me. As a middle school theatre geek, being able to see people at his age being so successful in the things I want to pursue gives me confidence to continue to grow musically and academically.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    I think he cut his hair too much your forehead is too tall

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    It’s Benjie!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    Yes! Ben! My boy!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    I love “The Politician” and want more of Ben!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    All he needs is an Oscar! And I’ve no doubt he’ll get one some day!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:30 am
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    he's too young to accomplish a lot! he is very inspiring.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    Ben, please get rid of your make up artist at The Politician, you're wearing like a ton of makeup, it makes you look older not younger or like a clown, is so distracting, that's the only complain about the show

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    We love youuuuuuu bennnnnnnnnn

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  • September 30, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    Why do I legit find this guy so attractive?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    "Anxious Jew" 😂

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    HE IS THE BEST

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  • October 2, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    YEAH IM CRYING AND WHAT ABOUT IT

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  • October 2, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    That’s what my house looks like: golf framed pictures of Ben everywhere.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 2:33 am
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    Love Ben Platt!

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  • October 2, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    God I love this man

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  • October 2, 2019 at 7:59 am
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    Sorry but I find him to be very unlikable!

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  • October 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    Sigh…………

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