After opening with some funny riffing on the touch that is 2020 by hosts Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere, the 31-year-old GLAAD Media Awards released Ben Platt (almost!) For his first performance of the evening on Thursday (July 30).
The Politician u Dear Evan Hansen the actor sang “Honest Man,” a song he wrote from his 2019 album Sing me Instead with a very personal story behind it. “I wrote at a time when I was watching someone who was in the closet, and I was really trying to encourage him to be himself and be comfortable with who he was. This song is kind of an anthem for that.”
Singing from his home, Platt has shown that if you have an incredible vocal range and control over every note, you won’t need fancy production ̵1; you can still get those jaws in the ground.
You can watch the GLAAD Media Awards Live Stream below.