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Gaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things Sets Broadway Return in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Our dusty bun is going from Hawkins to Broadway and fans couldn’t be happier! The Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is all set to star in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on Broadway!

The 19 year old American actor who is widely known as Dustin has announced that he is going to return to Broadway this summer with the Tony Award winning Broadway company Dear Evan Hansen. 

Ahead of Stranger Things Season 4’s premiere on May 27th, the actor is getting prepared to make his long awaited return to the world of Broadway. Here’s everything you need to know.

Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo To Star In ‘dear Evan Hansen’ On Broadway

Gaten Matarazzo is gearing up to return to Broadway beginning July 19th. Matarazzo will play the role of Jared Kleinman in Grammy and Oliver award winning broadway company Dear Evan Hansen. 

The announcement for the cast appearing for the Broadway set on July 19th was made by producer Stacey Mindich.

The announcement also includes the return of Ann Sanders as ‘Cynthia Murphy,’  Ciara Alyse Harris as ‘Alana Beck’ and Noah Kieserman from the North American tour, as ‘Connor Murphy’. 

Matarazzo announced his return to the Broadway company saying that he can’t explain his feelings in words as he feels honored to be associated with this company.

He thanked the company and expressed his gratitude for teaching him the art and things beyond it. He also mentioned that Broadway helped him grow in various capacities and he is ecstatic to come back on the stage. 

The current company of Dear Evan Hansen includes Zachary Noah Piser, Nathan Levy, Mateo Lizcano, Dan Macke, Jane Pfitsch,  Christiane Noll, David Jeffery, Manoel Felciano, Talia Simone Robinson, Jessica Phillips, Jared Goldsmith, and Phoebe Koyabe, and Linedy Genao, D’Kaylah Unique Whitley, Asa Somers, Josh Strobl, and Nicole Van Giesen.

A little about Gaten Matarazzo

We all know Gaten Matarazzo for his unforgettable role in Stranger Things as Dustin but there’s more to him and the world has just started to recognize it.

Gaten was born on October 8th, 2002 in New Jersey’s small town called Little Egg Habour. His parents are both actors and he started acting at an early age. His first role was in a short film called ‘The Legend of Sarila’ when he was just 4 years old. 

We know him for his breakthrough performance in the ’80s inspired supernatural show but only a few people know that he actually started his career on the Broadway stage.


Cutest little Gaten has played an iconic role at the age of just 10 in the musicals Les Miserables and Priscilla. He has also starred in another successful series “Blacklist” where he appeared as ‘Finn’ in one of the episodes. 

Gaten Matarazzo is also vocal about a rare disease that he suffers from, cleidocranial dysplasia. It’s a rare disease that affects the development of bones and teeth in the body. The 19 year old star is often seen raising awareness for the cause.

With Stranger Things coming in a hot second and jumping on the next big project, Gaten Matarazzo is surely making the most of this year. 

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