In June, Ben Platt won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his devastatingly visceral performance in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. The month before, he became the youngest actor ever to win the prestigious Drama League Award for Distinguished Performances. Now, Platt is adding another accolade to that already impressive resume: he's signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
"I am beyond proud to be joining the Atlantic family, amongst a roster of legendary artists," Platt tells Billboard in a statement. "It has been a longtime dream to create original music; I am so excited to be working on this debut album and even more excited for the day I can share it with the world."
Atlantic's executive vice president and head of A&R Pete Ganbarg added: "As brilliant and captivating as Ben's performances have been on stage and on film, they represent just one aspect of his extraordinary musical gifts. He is one of the most compelling, authentic artists I've met, with a storyteller's intuition and an emotive, genre-crossing voice. All of us at Atlantic are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Ben and are looking forward to what we know will be a fantastic body of work."