Meet Netflix's '13: The Musical' Cast

If you like re-watching your favorite musical on repeat in the comfort of your own home, you will not want to miss the movie adaptation of 13: The Musical.

Streaming on Netflix now, 13: The Musical follows the story of 13-year-old Evan Goldman, who moves to a brand new town in the wake of his parents' recent divorce. As expected, things do not go quite according to plan for Evan and he will do anything to be one of the popular kids.

Directed by Tamra Davis, 13: The Musical landed on Broadway in 2008 and has featured stars such as Ariana Grande, Tinashe, and Elizabeth Gillies.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about the cast of 13: The Musical on Netflix.

Meet Netflix's 13: The Musical Cast

Evan Goldman—Eli Golden

Eli Golden stars in the lead role of Evan Goldman in 13: The Musical.

Determined to win the approval of the kids at his Midwest school, he plans for his upcoming bar mitzvah to be the best party ever.

Golden already has a lot of TV credits to his name, including small roles in Orange is the New Black, Sneaky Pete, and The Wizard of Lies.

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Debra Messing as Jessica, Eli Golden as Evan, Peter Hermann as Joel in 13 The Musical. Alan Markfield/Netflix

Jessica Goldman—Debra Messing

Debra Messing portrays Jessica Goldman, Evan's mother, in 13: The Musical.

Following her divorce from her husband, Debra and Evan move back to Debra's hometown of Walkerton, Indiana.

Messing is best known for her role as Grace Adler in Will & Grace, winning an Emmy for her performance.

Her other well-known roles include Nothing Like the Holidays, The Mysteries of Laura, and Smash.

Joel Goldman—Peter Hermann

Peter Hermann plays Evan's Dad Joel in 13: The Musical.

Joel and Evan do not have the best relationship, considering Joel lives in an entirely different state.

Hermann has starred in the likes of Hope & Faith, Sex and the City, and Spin City.

He is best known for playing Trevor Langan in Law & Order: SVU.

Patrice—Gabriella Uhl

Gabriella Uhl stars as Patrice, Evan's closest friend. However, things turn sour when he pushes her aside to win the approval of the school's popular kids.

Uhl is a theatre kid, having starred as Kate in Annie and Sophie in the School of Rock national tour.

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L to R) Khiyla Aynne as Charlotte, Ramon Reed as Eddie, Frankie McNellis as Lucy, Nolen Dubuc as Malcolm, Jonathan Lengel as Archie, Liam Wignall as KC, Eli Golden as Evan, JD McCrary as Brett, Lindsey Blackwell as Kendra, Gabriella Uhl as Patrice, Luke Islam as Carlos, Kayleigh Cerezo as Molly, Willow Moss as Zee, Shechinah Mpumlwana as Cassie in 13 The Musical. . Alan Markfield/Netflix

Brett—JD McCrary

JD McCrary takes on the role of Brett, the most popular kid in school.

McCrary is a well-known actor and singer. He voiced Young Simba in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King, sang on stage with Childish Gambino at the 2018 Grammy Awards and went viral performing Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" on Little Big Shots and Jackson 5's "Who's Loving You" at an LA Clippers basketball game.

He released his first EP, Shine, in 2019 and has starred in Paynes and KC UnderCover.

Lucy—Frankie McNellis

Frankie McNellis stars as mean girl Lucy in 13: The Musical.

Like McCrary, McNellis is an established singer, having performed the national anthem on numerous occasions including for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, and South Bay Lakers.

Her acting credits include Honey Girls and Play Anything.

Kendra — Lindsey Blackwell

Lindsey Blackwell plays the role of Kendra, the love interest of Brett.

Blackwell is best known for playing Tess in Council of Dads and Young Judith in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

Other credits include The Resident and Sleepy Hollow.

Archie—Joanthan Lengel

Jonathan Lengel plays Archie in 13: The Musical.

The Netflix movie marks Lengel's first major acting role. He is set to star in the upcoming musical movie Theater Camp alongside Ben Platt and Amy Sedaris.

Other famous faces in the cast of 13: The Musical include Turner and Hooch star Josh Peck as Evan's Rabbi and four-time Emmy winner Rhea Perlman as Grandma Ruth.

13: The Musical is streaming on Netflix now.