‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Tony winner Ben Platt is set to perform at this year’s Grammy awards, together with Broadway legend Patti Lupone. Platt and Lupone, herself a two-time Tony and Grammy winner, will pay tribute to renowned composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.
Platt will perform music from Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’, while Lupone will sing ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ from Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘Evita.’ Lupone won her first Tony in 1980 for her iconic turn as Eva Perón in the show.
Ben Platt is also a Grammy nominee this year as the lead soloist for ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, which is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album. The album’s producers include the show’s songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who won the Tony last year for Best Original Score, and Alex Lacamoire (‘Hamilton’). Other nominees in the category are ‘Hello, Dolly!’ with principal soloist Bette Midler, and ‘Come From Away’.
Pasek and Paul are also nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for ‘City of Stars’ from ‘La La Land’, while Lin-Manuel Miranda garnered another Grammy nod for the song ‘How Far I’ll Go’ in the same category.
The 60th Grammy Awards will be hosted by Tony winner and late night host James Corden. It will be televised locally on ETC this January 29, 2018.