Tony Award-Winning Musical Dear Evan Hansen Announces Full Cast For Canadian Production
STEPHANIE LA ROCHELLE, JESSICA SHERMAN
CLAIRE RANKIN, SEAN PATRICK DOLAN, EVAN BULIUNG
ALESSANDRO COSTANTINI AND SHAKURA DICKSON
JOIN ROBERT MARKUS
FOR FIRST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION
PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 5 AT THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE IN TORONTO
Toronto, ON (January 16, 2019) – Dear Evan Hansen producers Stacey Mindich and David Mirvish are pleased to announce complete casting for the Canadian production of the multi Tony Award-winning musical. Performances begin March 5, 2019 at Toronto’s historic Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Jessica Sherman, seasoned Toronto actor and singer who has worked extensively in the U.K. will play ‘Heidi Hansen’, Charlottetown and Stratford Festivals favourite, Claire Rankin will play ‘Cynthia Murphy’, and Stratford and Shaw Festival actor Evan Buliung, recent Dora Award winner for The Musical Stage Company/Mirvish Productions’ Fun Home, will play ‘Larry Murphy’. Sean Patrick Dolan (CBC/Netflix’ Schitt’s Creek, The Detectives, Workin’ Moms) and Canadian country music singer/songwriter Stephanie La Rochelle (CBC’s Heartland, Over The Rainbow) round out the ‘Murphy’ family (as ‘Connor’ and ‘Zoe’, respectively), with Alessandro Costantini (Segal Centre’s Prom Queen) as ‘Jared Kleinman’, and Shakura Dickson (Outside The March/Crow’s Jerusalem) as ‘Alana Beck’ completing the on-stage company. They join the previously announced Robert Markus in the title role.
The cast also includes Zachary Noah Piser (as the ‘Evan’ alternate) along with understudies Erin Breen, Malinda Carroll, Jay Davis, David Jeffery, Laura Mae Nason and Kaitlyn Santa Juana.
“It is with great joy and pride that we announce the cast of the Canadian production of Dear Evan Hansen, which also happens to be the first international production of our show,” says lead producer Stacey Mindich. “We conducted extensive auditions all throughout Canada over an eight-month period to find the perfect actors to embody Dear Evan Hansen’s authentic characters and I am confident that we’ve assembled an amazing and talented group of artists, almost all of whom are Canadian. In fact, almost every province is represented in our cast. This is a very important and exciting chapter in the life of Dear Evan Hansen.”
Dear Evan Hansen tickets are on sale through June 30, 2019.