Noah Galvin

Noah Egidi Galvin (born May 6, 1994) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for playing Kenny O'Neal in the ABC sitcom The Real O'Neals and the titular role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Noah Galvin
Noah Egidi Galvin

(1994-05-06) May 6, 1994
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2006–present

Early life

Galvin was born and raised in Katonah, New York. In his early teenage years, Galvin was asked by his mother, Abbie (née Fink), several times if he was gay. He came out to her when he was fourteen.[1][2][3] Galvin has two siblings. His father is Catholic, of Irish and Italian descent,[4] and his mother is Jewish; he was raised "both Jewish and Catholic going to CCD, Hebrew School and church,"[5][6] and has described himself as Jewish.[7]


Before starring in The Real O'Neals, he also appeared Off-Broadway for companies such as Signature, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The Vineyard, 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 on November 21, 2017 and played his final performance on February 4, 2018.[8]

Noah is also the narrator for the character Arthur in What If It's Us, a novel by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli.[9]

Noah also narrated the Gimlet podcast The Two Princes[10] which was released June 4, 2019.

Personal life

Galvin is openly gay. He currently splits his time between Manhattan and Los Angeles.[11] In a November 2017 interview with MTV's TRL, he acknowledged that he is a former cigarette smoker, but quit in order to prepare to star in Dear Evan Hansen.


In June 2016, Galvin ignited a controversy when, in an interview with Vulture, he accused Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family of perpetuating stereotypes through caricature (though conceding Stonestreet's acting talent), ridiculed an interview that Colton Haynes had with Entertainment Weekly, and accused director Bryan Singer of preying on underaged boys.[12][13][14]



2013Promised LandJacksonShort film
2014Welcome to the WayneLeif Bornewell IIIShort film
2018Assassination NationMarty


2015The Weekend DetectivesJoshEpisode: "Proof of Concept"
2016–2017The Real O'NealsKenny O'NealLead role; 29 episodes
2017 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself Judge on Season 9 Episode 9

Theater credits

2005Les MisérablesGavrocheVariousNational tour
2006The Who's TommyTommy WalkerBay Street TheatreRegional[15]
2006AceBilly LucasThe Repertory Theatre[6]
2008Norman's ArkHarry JohnsonJohn Anson Ford Amphitheatre[16]
2008Esther DemsackEverette BrewsterThe Public TheaterOff-Broadway[17]
2010Our TownWally WebbBarrow Street Theatre[18]
2010The Burnt Part BoysDusty RiversVineyard Theatre[19]
2011Treasure IslandJim HawkinsIrondale CenterOff-Off-Broadway[20]
2013The Power of DuffRicky DuffHuntington Theatre CompanyRegional[21]
2015What I Did Last SummerCharlie HigginsPershing Square Signature CenterOff-Broadway[22]
2017–2018Dear Evan HansenEvan HansenMusic Box TheatreBroadway[23]
2019 Alice by Heart Dodgy/Duchess/Dodo/Mock Mock Mock Mock Turtle MCC Theater Off-Broadway [24]
2019 Waitress Ogie Brooks Atkinson Theater Broadway [25]


  1. Bauder, David (January 11, 2016). "Meet Noah Galvin, The Openly Gay Star Of 'The Real O'Neals'". HuffPo. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. Halterman, Jim (January 10, 2016). ""The Real O'Neals" Star Noah Galvin: My Coming Out Was A Lot Different Than My Character's". NewNowNext. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  3. Gomez, Patrick (May 24, 2016). "5 Things to Know About The Real O'Neals' Noah Galvin". People. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  5. Bowman, Sabienna (March 22, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE : Noah Galvin THE REAL O'NEALS Interview". Seat42F. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  6. Martens, Joel (April 6, 2016). "The Real O'Neals Noah Galvin". Rage Monthly. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  7. Garner, Glenn (May 18, 2016). "10 Qs: The Real O'Neals' Noah Galvin on Fake Siblings, Dan Savage, and Hate Mail". Out. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  8. Lefkowitz, Andy (December 18, 2017). "Taylor Trensch Sets Dear Evan Hansen Start Date; Final Performance Scheduled for Noah Galvin".
  10. "The Two Princes". Gimlet. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  11. "Noah Galvin as Kenny O'Neal - The Real O'Neals". ABC. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  12. Jung, Alex (June 9, 2016). "Noah Galvin on Losing a Role for Being 'Too Gay' and the Politics of Coming Out in Hollywood". Vulture. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  13. "Noah Galvin Statement on His Vulture Interview". Vulture. June 9, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  14. Harris, Jenna Marotta,Dana (December 8, 2017). "The Bryan Singer Timeline: a History of Allegations and Defenses, from Troubled Films to Sexual Assault Claims". IndieWire. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  15. Portantiere, Michael (June 20, 2006). "The Who's Tommy". TheaterMania.
  16. Foley, F. Kathleen (May 30, 2008). "'Norman's Ark' never sets sail". Los Angeles Times.
  17. Hetrick, Adam (July 15, 2008). ""It's Today" for Esther Demsack at Summer Play Festival, July 15". Playbill.
  18. "David Cromer Returns to Our Town 8/24". Broadway World. August 23, 2010.
  19. Isherwood, Charles (May 25, 2010). "Mining Families Must Pick Up Life's Pieces in a Disaster's Tuneful Aftermath". The New York Times.
  20. Hetrick, Adam (January 11, 2011). "Tom Hewitt, Steve Blanchard, Noah Galvin Set for Treasure Island at Irondale Center". Playbill.
  21. Gans, Andrew (October 11, 2013). "David Wilson Barnes, Amy Pietz and Jennifer Westfeldt Star in Huntington's Power of Duff, Beginning Oct. 11". Playbill.
  22. Brantley, Ben (May 17, 2015). "Review: 'What I Did Last Summer,' a Letter of Apology From an Ex-Teenager". The New York Times.
  23. Clement, Olivia (August 22, 2017). "Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen Names Its New Evans". Playbill.
  24. "Alice By Heart / MCC Theater". MCC Theater. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
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