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Ben Platt's Tonys Acceptance Speech Was Incredibly Inspirational

"Don't waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself."

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On Sunday, June 11, Dear Evan Hansen came away as the clear winner at the 2017 Tony Awards.

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The Broadway musical won a total of six awards, including Best Musical, and Best Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt.

The show is about a high schooler named Evan Hansen who grapples with social anxiety. It addresses topics like suicide, family, loneliness, and friendship.
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The show is about a high schooler named Evan Hansen who grapples with social anxiety. It addresses topics like suicide, family, loneliness, and friendship.

Platt gave a heartwarming acceptance speech, in which he thanked a lot of people, including his family.

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"Dad, you're my hero and you taught me you have to be a decent human being to be a decent artist," he said.

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Platt also addressed "all the young people watching at home" at the end of his speech, giving some inspiring advice: "Don't waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself, because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful."

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Congrats and thanks for the wise words, Ben!

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