Ben Platt Releases New EP of Music From THE POLITICIAN
by TV News Desk
Oct. 22, 2019
GRAMMY, TONY, and Emmy®Award-winning artist Ben Platt has announced today’s release of a remarkable new EP. MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN is available today via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.
MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN collects four extraordinary tracks featured in the acclaimed new series, The Politician. The EP includes new renditions of such classic songs as Joni Mitchell’s “River,” Billy Joel’s “Vienna,” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Unworthy of Your Love,” the latter performed as a duet by Platt and his The Politician co-star Zoey Deutch. In addition, MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN showcases Platt’s own “Run Away,” originally found on his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records debut album, SING TO ME INSTEAD. Created and Executive Produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk & Ian Brennan (Glee) for Fox 21 Television Studios, executive produced by Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alexis Martin Woodall, and co-starring Paltrow, Jessica Lange and Zoey Deutch, The Politician is streaming now exclusively on Netflix.
Platt has been heralding MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN with a series of high-profile TV appearances, including CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and TODAY, and the nationally syndicated Kelly Clarkson Show, the latter highlighted by a spectacular duet rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” with Clarkson.
Platt also recently marked a career milestone with a sold-out headline concert at New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall, which was also filmed for a Netflix concert special to air at a later date. The show followed Platt’s performance alongside such superstars as Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, H.E.R., and Carole King for the annual Global Citizen Festival 2019 in New York City’s Central Park, as well as a performance at the US Open Opening Night Ceremony.
Earlier this year, Platt released the remarkable standalone single “RAIN, produced by Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Tove Lo, Jack Antonoff).
Sing to Me Instead has proven a full-fledged sensation, amassing over 60 million global streams and earning acclaim from fans and critics alike since its release this March. A truly multi-faceted actor, singer, and all-around performer, the album saw Platt making a remarkable arrival as a solo recording artist and a songwriter, co-writing all of the album’s 12 songs.
Platt celebrated his debut solo album with a sold-out headline tour that drew packed houses and ecstatic reviews across North America.
The winner of the 2017 Tony® Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Evan Hansen in the smash hit, Dear Evan Hansen, Platt also received a GRAMMY® Award for his role on the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) and a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for his part in the cast’s powerful performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s TODAY. His rapidly growing body of work also includes memorable roles in the TONY® Award-winning original Broadway production of The Book of Mormon and the blockbuster films, Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, amongst many others. Recently, Platt starred in Run This Town, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival. He is currently filming “Merrily We Roll Along,” starring alongside Beanie Feldstein. Directed by Richard Linklater, the project will film a span of 18 years.