AceShowbiz - Gaten Matarazzo is "stoked" to be cast in "Dear Evan Hansen" on Broadway. While appearing via video link on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" on Wednesday, May 25, the "Stranger Things" star revealed that he will "start" treading the boards as Jared Kleinman, who is the nearest thing the titular character has to a friend at the beginning of the show, in July.
Gaten, who is no stranger to the Great White Way after starring in "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", "Godspell" and "Les Miserables", admitted that he has struggled to keep the top secret news to himself as he has been desperate to "tell everyone" about the gig.
"I got the news a little while ago, which is so mean, because I would want to tell everyone in my entire life and I haven't been able to, until now," he said. "Now I can, and I'm so excited."
Recently, Gaten gave insight into the "massive" new season of the sci-fi Netflix show, which is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana with the backdrop of the '80s, that also features Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown.
Of the fourth and final season, which comes three years after the third one and is five hours longer, he said, "This is by far, the biggest [season] we've had," sharing how shocked he was by "how massive it is."