NOAH GALVIN is an American actor and singer born on this date. He is best known for playing Kenny O’Neal in the ABC sitcom The Real O’Neals and later taking over the titular role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.
Before starring in The Real O’Neals, he also appeared Off-Broadway for companies such as Signature, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The Public, The Culture Project, The Flea, The Wild Project, New York Theater Workshop, the Barrow Street Theater, Rattlestick, Ensemble Studio Theater, and many others. His audiobook work includes Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Matthew Quick’s Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
In August 2017, Galvin was named as a temporary replacement for the title role in Dear Evan Hansen, after the departure of Ben Platt. Galvin assumed the role in November 2017, and played his final performance on February 4, 2018. He also took part of the Broadway production Waitress, playing Ogie from April 2019, to August 2019, where Todrick Hall took over the role. In addition to his stage roles, Galvin also narrated the character part of Arthur in What If It’s Us, a novel by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. He subsequently narrated the Gimlet podcast, The Two Princes, which was released in June 2019.
Galvin is openly gay. He came out to his mother when he was 14 years old. As of February 2019 he splits his time between Manhattan and Los Angeles, California. In January 2020, Galvin began dating actor-singer Ben Platt, whom Galvin replaced in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen in 2017