Colton Ryan and Nik Dodani join DEAR EVAN HANSEN film

Earlier this week, Deadline reported that Colton Ryan and Nik Dodani are the next two cast members signing on to the Dear Evan Hansen film adaptation.

The pair have been cast as Connor and Jared respectively, joining the previously cast Amandla Stenberg as Alana, Kaitlyn Dever as Zoe, and Ben Platt as Evan.

Colton Ryan previously understudied the role of Connor (as well as Evan and Jared) in the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen, and has also been seen in Girl From The North Country (Broadway), The Americans (FX), Homeland (Showtime)and Little Voice (Apple TV+).

Nik Dodani recently starred in the Netflix original series Atypical, as well as Murphy Brown (CBS), and Escape Room (Columbia Pictures).

The film will be directed by Stephen Chbosky (Perks of Being A Wallflower), and is being produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. Pasek and Paul, the pair behind the show’s music and lyrics, are executive producing.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

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