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Liz Kate Says "Dear Evan Hansen" Got Her Through A Tough Time In School Before Landing Her Role!

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Meet Liz Kate. The beautifully musically inclined new face on the block, who has just landed her very first major role in Universal Pictures' Dear Evan Hansen.

We're almost one month away from the release of Universal Pictures' film adaptation to the Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen. We had the opportunity to chat with new comer Liz Kate about her experience working on her first major studio project, being the new character added to an already established story, her music career and how she and the rest of the cast navigated filming during COVID times on and off set.

Liz also shared with us, a personal story in which she credits "Dear Evan Hansen" (The book), for helping her push through a difficult time in Nashville, while starting her Freshman year of college.

Yea, So I actually read Dear Evan Hansen just after I graduated HIgh School. Um, So I was headed to Nashville for College and it helped me in a lot of ways process a lot of the feelings of being in a new city, surrounded by new people and Freshman year was really lonely in a lot of ways. I just wish that I had read it sooner.

Liz was excited to also add,

Now that Broadway is coming back, and our new normal is kind of underway, I'm excited to make plans to see it in person.

For those of you living under a rock, Dear Evan Hansen follows an anxious high school student named Evan Hansen who becomes entangled in a web of lies and familial and romantic relationships following his classmate's suicide. The plot kicks off with a misunderstanding: one of the deceased student's family members mistakes Hansen's diaristic letter to himself for the classmate's suicide note. What follows is an exploration of loss, anxiety, dishonesty, and how we can still feel alone even with the world at our fingertips.

Evan (Ben Platts) and Liz's stories are something we can all relate to which is what makes this story special. You can watch our full interview with Liz Kate here:

Dear Evan Hansen hits theaters everywhere September 24th, 2021 and also returns to broadway this December.


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