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A new Broadway musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q.

New Book of Mormon Star Ben Platt on His Frozen Friends and Prepping for Pitch Perfect 2

New Book of Mormon Star Ben Platt on His Frozen Friends and Prepping for Pitch Perfect 2
Ben Platt photographed for Broadway.com at The Standard Hotel by Caitlin McNaney
'We had no idea 'Pitch Perfect' would become such a phenomenon.'

Age: 20

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Current Role: An uproarious Broadway debut as the clumsy Elder Cunningham in the Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon.

Stage & Screen Cred: A scene-stealing performance as Benji Applebaum in Pitch Perfect and the second national tour 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."

"We had no idea Pitch Perfect would become such a phenomenon. It felt like going to theater camp in the middle of Baton Rouge."

"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."

"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."

"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."

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