Ryan Murphy’s satirical drama The Politician marks the primary main tv undertaking for star Ben Platt, who broke out on Broadway when he gained the title function in acclaimed musical Dear Evan Hansen.
Given his apparent vocal expertise, producer and co-creator Ryan Murphy couldn’t resist including just a few songs for Platt to sing, with each seasons showcasing some spectacular renditions.
As the second season lands on Netflix, right here’s a fast take a look at each music Platt has carried out in character as Payton Hobart, in addition to the place you could find them within the collection…
River by Joni Mitchell
Season 1, episode 1: Payton’s first music is a canopy of Joni Mitchell’s River, from her 1971 album Blue, which he performs in reminiscence of his late good friend at a memorial service.
Unworthy of Your Love from Assassins
Season 1, episode 6: Platt groups up with Zoey Deutch (who performs Infinity Jackson) for this quantity, taken from a Broadway musical referred to as Assassins, for which Stephen Sondheim wrote the music.
Vienna by Billy Joel
Season 1, episode 8: The season one finale sees Payton develop into a daily musical act at a bar in New York City, the place Infinity and Skye see him carry out this cowl of Vienna by Billy Joel. He goes on to explain Joel as “the greatest songwriter of the 20th century”.
Run Away by Ben Platt
Season 2, episode 7: The second season of The Politician returns to that very same New York City bar, the place Platt performs one in all his personal authentic songs. Run Away is taken from his debut studio album Sing To Me Instead, launched in March 2019.
Corner of the Sky from Pippin
Season 2, episode 7: Payton follows it up with one other efficiency at his grand piano, selecting to sing Corner of the Sky from Stephen Schwartz musical Pippin and dedicating it to his political opponents Dede Standish and Hadassah Gold.
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