News: Dear Evan Hansen UK Tour Collaborates With TikTok To Find New Talent

January 29, 2024
News: Dear Evan Hansen UK Tour Collaborates With TikTok To Find New Talent

The casting team of Dear Evan Hansen, in collaboration with TikTok, are searching for the next generation of talent to star in the first ever UK tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Best Musical.

The search is open for every role in the show, not just the lead role of Evan. The application process consists of uploading a video on TikTok singing any number from the production with the hashtag #YouWillBeFound, before submitting their entry formally via Applications from all performers of all gender identities, with or without formal training, are welcome. Entrants must be 18+ and based in the UK or Ireland.

After the closing date, the casting team will review all submissions and invite those they could see as potential cast members to a formal audition process in London.

 Video applications are accepted for 2 weeks from today: Monday 29th January until Sunday 11th February.


Directed by Nottingham Playhouse’s Artistic Director Adam Penford, Dear Evan Hansen will open at the Nottingham Playhouse on 9 September 2024, ahead of a UK tour.

Director Adam Penford said, “Dear Evan Hansen is about celebrating what you bring to the world as a unique individual. It’s very exciting to be collaborating with TikTok to provide a platform for those who love the musical as much as I do to sing these beautiful songs. We can’t wait to see who is out there.”

Ed Lindeman, Head of Entertainment TikTok UK & IE said: “Dear Evan Hansen is already a huge hit with the TikTok community, with thousands of people sharing creations using the much-loved soundtrack. We are delighted that the producers have recognised this and are now turning to TikTok to uncover up-and-coming talent for the touring show.

At TikTok, we’re committed to supporting theatre and the creative industries, TikTok is a platform where creativity is discovered, and emerging talent can really thrive; we can’t wait to see who will be found!

Packed with some of the biggest musical theatre songs of the last decade, Dear Evan Hansen has a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Oscar-winning composers for The Greatest Showman) and a book by Steven Levenson. Its many awards include the Tony® Award for Best Musical, Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

Today is going to be a good day. And here’s why…

Meet Evan: an anxious high school kid who wants nothing more than to fit in. The thing is, on his way to fitting in, he didn’t tell the whole truth. And now must give up on a life he never dreamt he’d have. As events spiral and the truth comes out, Evan faces a reckoning with himself and everyone around him.

Dear Evan Hansen is presented by ATG Productions and Nottingham Playhouse by arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Apply here