ACTOR TALKS ABOUT ROLE IN ‘DEAR EVAN HANSEN’
seven years old. That’s when his love of music began. He discovered theater when he was really young. His grandparents took him to a show. He saw his first show and he was hooked.
as the alternate. The musical is currently running at the James M.
Nederlander Theatre until Dec. 31.
who, in an attempt to make a connection with other people, inserts himself in a situation.
to the soundtrack when he was in high school. He told a friend
that he would be in the show. He sent in an audition tape, then
was called back to audition. He eventually was casts in the touring company for the show. He portrays Evan twice a week.
much, and when you do, you’re changing costumes, getting water then getting right back on stage,” Cornelius said.
not on stage. Whether that is treating himself when he feels that he deserves it or taking time to be with himself. He also makes sure that he is hydrated and vocally healthy because the role is vocally demanding with lots of high and low notes. The role requires
young person in today’s world, with social media bringing people
closer together, but because of the perceived closeness of social
media, people are actually more distant than they have ever been.
it was the first song he learned to sing after his voice changed. His favorite song to be part of is “So Big/So Small” and “To Break In a Glove.”
them, because they are just such phenomenal actors and I learn so much by watching them do what they do,” he said.
performing and all over the country, I just think it is so special. It’s
really special to me,” he said.
things like mental health, which seem to be taboo. He thinks it is a great show for parents to take their children to see and for children to take their parents to see, because people can relate to at least one character in the show. For Cornelius, there are a lot of parts of Evan that resonate with him.
person in the show that it really makes you want to care about what’s going on in these people’s lives,” he said.
Hansen” or to purchase tickets, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
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