Book of Mormon Star Ben Platt on Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen & Idina Menzel

first_imgAge: 20 “I’m so obsessed with Frozen, I’ve seen it three times in the theater. Not only because I love Josh Gad, but Idina Menzel is a family friend. I sing the soundtrack with my nephew on FaceTime.” “We had no idea Pitch Perfect would become such a phenomenon. It felt like going to theater camp in the middle of Baton Rouge.” Related Shows Current Role: An uproarious Broadway debut as the clumsy Elder Cunningham in the Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon. “My dad’s a producer [Marc Platt], so during Legally Blonde, we had Reese Witherspoon over for Shabbat. During Wicked, [musical director] Stephen Oremus played songs on our piano. I have lots of memories like that.” Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Ben Platt Stage & Screen Cred: A scene-stealing performance as Benji Applebaum in Pitch Perfect and the second national tour of Mormon. View Comments The Book of Mormon “It’s not every day that you make a lifelong friend, but [co-star] Nic Rouleau and I really clicked. He’s one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. But he’s a really bad influence when it comes to ordering in food super late.” “I wish I knew more about Pitch Perfect 2! I will be involved to some extent. I’m waiting on a script, but I’m as excited as everyone else to see what the next chapter is about.” Star Files from $69.00last_img read more

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