American actor and musician Aaron Kyle Tveit celebrates his birthday every October 21, 1983. For his performance in the Broadway production of “Moulin Rouge!,” Tveit won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and was nominated for a Grammy Award. His other Broadway theater credits include playing Link Larkin in “Hairspray,” Fiyero in “Wicked,” Gabe in “Next to Normal,” and Frank Abagnale, Jr. in “Catch Me If You Can.” Tveit has also portrayed various characters on screen, including Danny Zuko in Fox’s “Grease: Live” and Enjolras in the 2012 movie adaption of “Les Misérables.”
Aaron Tveit was born in Middletown, Orange County, New York, to Posie and Stanley Tveit. His younger brother, Jon, is a priest and five years his junior. In 2001, Tveit graduated from Middletown High School. While in his first year at Ithaca College, he played Steve in the national tour of the musical “Rent.” Afterward, he briefly returned to school before leaving again in 2006. He then went on to make his Broadway debut as Link Larkin for the national tour of “Hairspray.” In 2017, Tveit landed his first film role when he got to play a young anesthesiologist in the movie “Ghost Town” (2008).
Tveit played Frank Abagnale, Jr., the protagonist in the Broadway production of “Catch Me If You Can,” which debuted on April 10, 2011. His performance garnered critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. Beyond theater, Tveit also guest-starred in several television shows. He appeared severally on the C.W. television series “Gossip Girl” as Tripp van der Bilt and appeared in “Ugly Betty” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
The year 2020 proved to be a busy year for the star. He won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his passionate performance in Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge!” He also got to film “One Royal Holiday” which then went on to become part of Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas movie lineup. He was a cast member of the comedy podcast “Hit Job,” produced for Audible by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, and made two appearances in the horror anthology series “American Horror Stories.” His next assignment was when he portrayed Danny Bailey in the musical comedy parody series “Schmigadoon!,” The filming for the series’ second season started in June 2022.
Aaron Tveit plays Garvin in Merry-Go-Round Playhouse’s production of “Footloose.”
Tveit portrays an anesthesiologist in “Ghost Town.”
His first television role is in the award-winning series “Gossip Girl.”
Tveit shines as the lead in the Broadway production of “Catch Me If You Can.”
Following a well-received performance in “Moulin Rouge!” Tveit is granted the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
Tveit does a brilliant job portraying Danny Bailey in the musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!”
Why We Love Aaron Tveit
He was on Broadway
Many on-screen actors have had theater experience, but not all of them can claim to have performed on Broadway. Aaron Tveit has proved that he’s a star wherever he goes—whether on stage or the big screen.
He’s won numerous awards
As a result of his dedication to his craft, Tveit received many honors throughout his career. He’s already won a Tony and been nominated for a Grammy.
He is close to his family
Although Tveit’s family doesn’t have roots in the entertainment business, they’ve always been highly supportive of his career. His parents supported his decision to turn down business school scholarships in favor of studying music and acting.
5 Surprising Facts
There’s a street named Aaron Tveit Way
Tveit was born and raised in Middletown, New York, and his hometown named a street in his honor.
He plays instruments
Besides having an excellent singing voice, he’s also played the French horn and violin.
He was an athlete
In high school, he played basketball, soccer, and golf.
He eats very little animal protein
While not wholly vegan, Tveit has a primarily plant-based diet.
He loves Cillian Murphy
When asked if there were anyone he would like to collaborate with, he said that Murphy is his favorite actor, and he hopes they work together soon.
Aaron Tveit FAQs
How old was Aaron Tveit in Les Miserables?
Tveit was only 28 when he wowed audiences with his performance as Enjolras in the famous musical’s film adaptation.
How do you pronounce Tveit?
The Norwegian last name is pronounced ‘/təˈveɪt/’ or ‘tuh-vayt.’
Is Tveit married?
No, he is however in a relationship with singer-songwriter Ericka Hunter.
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