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Evan Hansen from Dear Evan Hansen

Evan Hansen is the lead character in the musical¬†Dear Evan Hansen. He’s a high school student with social anxiety, so his therapist suggests writing positive letters to himself. One letter gets mistaken for a suicide note from his acquaintance, Connor Murphy. To comfort the Murphy family, Evan forges e-mails between them. It’s revealed his broken arm was from falling out of a tree, possibly his own suicide attempt. Ben Platt originated the role, winning him the 2017 Tony for Best Actor in a Musical.¬† The show is currently running on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, where Jordan Fisher plays Evan Hansen. Wrap the gauze around your arm, and if you’d like, write Conor’s signature in Sharpie.

Connor Murphy from Dear Evan Hansen

Connor Murphy is a character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. Not much is known about his life. He suffers from anxiety and depression, and perhaps substance abuse, as it’s hinted that he took pills to kill himself. He’s a reserved loner who acts cold and cruel towards others — even his sister, Zoe. He is the catalyst for the plot, as his suicide sparks the confusion with Evan’s letters. Despite his death, Connor reappears in “Sincerely, Me” as a figment of Evan’s imagination, and a ghost when Evan doesn’t know how to rectify the situation. Mike Faist originated the role on Broadway.

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Zoe Murphy from Dear Evan Hansen

Zoe Murphy is a character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. She is the crush/love interest of Evan. She is also the younger sister of Connor Murphy. In contrast to her brother, Zoe has a bubbly and confident personality. Although she struggles with the pressure of being the “good child” in the family. To ease that struggle, Evan tries to make her feel like Conor was actually a better person. Even after realizing his lies, Zoe forgives her brother because she wants to believe Evan. She plays in her school jazz band and draws on the cuffs of her jeans (which you can do with a pen). Laura Dreyfuss originated the role on Broadway.