be more chill

Rich Goranski from Be More Chill

Rich Goranski is a character in the musical¬†Be More Chill. Before taking the SQUIP, he was rather shy and unpopular. However, once under its influence, he becomes a bully. His newfound confidence quickly becomes arrogance, and he purposely terrorizes the other students. Rich used to torment Jeremy Heere, but they later become friends once their SQUIPs are synced up. In “The Squip Song,” Rich mentions that he was suicidal before obtaining the SQUIP, and that the SQUIP fixed all his problems as soon as he took it.¬† He is also openly bisexual. Gerard Canoncio portrayed the character in the original Two River production as well as in the Broadway transfer.

Jeremy Heere from Be More Chill

In the Broadway musical Be More Chill, Jeremy Heere (played by Will Connolly and Will Roland) is a sweet but awkward high school junior who’s a social outcast due to his nerd status. He gets bullied by the popular kid Rich Goranski, who writes “boyf” on his backpack, and has a long-time crush on Christine Canigula. He’s given the chance to implant a supercomputer called Squip in his brain, which instructs him on how to become popular.