First Still from ‘Stereotypically You’

January 5, 2015 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Stereotypically You 1

The first film still from Aaron’s upcoming romantic-comedy, Stereotypically You, has been released via the movie’s Facebook page. Aaron Tveit is featured in the still, along with his co-star Abby Elliott. The photo has been added to the gallery — which, by the way, has recently hit over two million views!

Stereotypically You is directed by Benjamin Cox and does not yet have a release date… but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see it very soon. In fact, they are having screenings in Austin, TX and Dallas, TX on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. They’re also interested in hearing where else they should test screen the movie, so feel free to hop on over to their FB page and leave suggestions.

DA MAN (June/July 2014)


Thanks to daisythecoder for the scans.

DA MAN recently spoke to Aaron Tveit about his passion: acting. In a new interview, he delves into particulars about his career, like what drove him to pursue acting and how singing (another important aspect in his life) can further impact a dramatic scene. He also mentions both “Graceland” and Les Misérables, including how he landed those gigs. There are some great, insightful quotes throughout the interview, which I highly recommend you check out.

You can download the current issue of DA MAN right now, through their official site. Please do so in order to support the magazine, especially Aaron’s issue. In the meantime, check out an excerpt below (along with a few new gorgeous photos from the spread in the gallery):

DA: What is it about music you think makes such a great complement to other storytelling forms including film and theater?
AT: That’s a fantastic question. I really think music just adds such a level to a story. I find myself being overcome with emotion in music. The music allows us to go to another level of storytelling, especially as we don’t go around singing in our daily lives. Music allows a new level of emotional expression to be achieved in a story and creates an environment for the audience to be swept away, literally.

DA: What is acting to you, then?
AT: I am very grateful and proud to say that acting is something I absolutely love to do. It was something that I used to do for myself and for fun, and I now am lucky enough to do it for a living.

DA: How do you define a successful actor?
AT: That’s a tough one. There aren’t enough roles for how many wonderful actors there are, so I think we all need to find success in what we are doing on a daily basis. We love this job, we pour everything into it, and we do it for ourselves. We need to allow that to determine our own personal definitions of success and fulfillment.

Canon’s Project Imaginat10n Film Festival

Aaron Tveit attended Canon’s Project Imaginat10n earlier this evening (October 24th), an experimental and unique film festival featuring celebrity directors alongside five contest winners. Project Imaginat10n posed a challenge to aspiring filmmakers, in which directors were asked to find inspiration and create a story from ten photographs. Each of the images represented a certain theme to incorporate in the final work: mood, goal, backstory, character, obstacle, relationship, setting, the unknown, time, and discovery. You can view all the photos here.

Among the five winners selected by Ron Howard (and daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard), five celebrity directors – Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, James Murphy, and Georgina Chapman – also participated in the event. As previously reported, Aaron was involved in Chapman’s directorial debut, entitled A Dream Of Flying (and written by Neil Gaiman). You can now find more information on the film at Canon’s website, including a summary and the ten photos that inspired Chapman. You can also watch the short film in its entirety (16 minutes) below.

Aaron Tackles Complex Role in Indie Film, ‘Big Sky’

October 10, 2013 • Category: Big Sky, Film News 1

Although he just wrapped a lead role, Aaron Tveit will soon be seen in another independent film: Big Sky. Mexican filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau is directing the “neo-Hitchcockian thriller,” currently being filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bella Thorne and Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick are set to star as mother and daughter, along with Frank Grillo. When recently speaking to Broadway.com, Aaron specified that his character has a dark past — and that he’s “good nervous” about physical impairments the role requires:

“He dealt with some abuse when he was a kid. You come to find out he got hit in the head with a shovel by his mom and because of this, he has some issues. It’s definitely a part I’ve never played before. I get to really challenge myself with some physical impediments. I’m nervous about it, but in a really good way. Good nervous!”

Further character details, casting information, and plot are all forthcoming. In the meantime, you may want to follow Jorge Michel Grau on social media: his Instagram is (currently) heavily devoted to set pictures from the film, and you can also find him on Twitter.

Aaron to Star in Indie Baseball Film, ‘Undrafted’

October 8, 2013 • Category: Film News, Undrafted 1

Aaron Tveit recently wrapped production on an original, independent baseball film entitled Undrafted. Written and directed by Joe Mazzello (“The Pacific” and, yes, Tim from Jurassic Park), the upcoming film focuses on aspiring baseball player John “Maz” Mazetti, who has a life-changing epiphany following his discovery that he was not drafted onto a professional team. It is based on the true story of Mazzello’s brother, a collegiate baseball star who was overlooked for a Major League Baseball draft.

Aaron is the star in Undrafted, taking the lead role of Maz. “Gossip Girl” actor Chace Crawford is playing Arthur Barone and also serving as the executive producer. Matt Barr, Tyler Hoechlin, Philip Winchester, Billy Gardell, James Belushi, and Aaron’s current “Graceland” co-star Manny Montana are also in the film. This is the directorial debut for Joe Mazzello, who has a degree from USC’s film production program.

When asked about the film at the Big Fish Broadway opening night after-party, Aaron told Broadway.com, “It’s a combination of the two things I like to do: play baseball and act.” There is currently no set release date.

Aaron Joins Georgina Chapman Short Film

June 18, 2013 • Category: Film News, General News 1

Aaron Tveit has been cast in an upcoming, untitled short film directed by Georgina Chapman (Marchesa designer and wife of Harvey Weinstein). Dree Hemingway and stage actress Lois Smith are also set to star.

The short – announced as part of Canon’s Project Imagination last year – was penned by award-winning and iconic writer, Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of “two kids who can fly but give it up as they get older” and will feature time gaps, as casting for a nine-year-old girl to portray Hemingway in her youth is underway.

‘Les Misérables’ Blu-ray Screen Caps

March 21, 2013 • Category: Gallery, Les Misérables 7

I have added nearly 300 HQ Blu-ray screen caps of Aaron Tveit in Les Misérables. In the film, he portrayed the student revolutionary leader, Enjolras, donning an iconic red coat for the role. (Also, in case you missed it, I also added pics from the motion picture soundtrack booklet.) The images are very, very high-quality, so I hope you all enjoy. If you end up making graphics with the caps, please comment below and provide a link — I’d personally love to see your work.

Aaron Tveit: Jumping from Stage to Screen

March 12, 2013 • Category: General News, Graceland, Les Misérables, Television News 0

In another press piece from yesterday’s SXSW event, The Hollywood Reporter kindly highlights Aaron Tveit’s transition from stage to screen star. There’s a discussion on distancing himself from being strictly a singing-actor, and how “Graceland” allows himself to establish himself as a solid actor. He also talks about Enjolras “groupies” and how it feels to be a heartthrob (hint: he doesn’t really pay any mind to it at all). Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for more.

THR: Thinking about Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele, it seems the “Glee” model has really opened up television to the stage actors…
Tveit:
Nowadays, but it wasn’t always the case. It used to be that you kind of got pigeonholed into one thing: you’re either a stage actor or a TV actor or a movie actor. Today, there’s a lot of crossover with film actors doing television, which never happened before, so those lines are a little bit more blurred than they used to be. One thing that I wanted to try to do was try to keep my musical stage work separate from my onscreen work at first. I know I did the Les Mis film, but I had also done a lot of television and movie work that had nothing to do with singing. I wanted to try and do that first.

THR: Won’t you miss singing?
Tveit:
I do miss singing. Now that we’re not shooting [“Graceland”], I’m going back to New York where I’m putting a concert together that’s like a one-man show.

THR: Tell us more…
Tveit:
A couple of venues in New York really support going in with a band and a one-person show. I’m still working on the set list but it’ll be songs that I’ve sung on previous shows, songs that I love, standards from pop culture, a little bit of everything. I’ve been away for 14 months, but when I get back home, I’m going to start working on it. That will kind of satisfy my singing wishes and desires.

FOR MORE, GO HERE.

85th Annual Academy Awards

February 24, 2013 • Category: Gallery, General News, Les Misérables, Public Appearances 13


Most HQ pictures courtesy of Ali and Sara.

This evening (February 24th), Aaron Tveit attended the 85th annual Academy Awards — his first! There are plenty of pictures of him on the red carpet, looking sharp in a suit and a pair of fun striped socks. He and the Les Misérables cast – including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen – all joined together onstage to sing as a group for the first time.

As part of a musical medley (celebrating Chicago, Dreamgirls, and Les Mis), the cast performed “One Day More.” Although it was truncated a bit, Aaron still had time to shine as he commanded the stage with Enjolras’ fiery passion. Check it out:

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‘Les Misérables’ Cast Rehearse “One Day More” for the Oscars

February 22, 2013 • Category: General News, Les Misérables 5

Earlier today on her official Twitter, Amanda Seyfried shared this picture Aaron Tveit and Eddie Redmayne during Les Misérables rehearsals. The star-studded cast hit the Dolby Theatre to perform a couple of songs in preparation for Sunday’s Academy Awards. Aaron, Eddie, and Amanda will join Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sasha Baron-Cohen, and Samantha Barks for a special medley.

Broadway World announced that the cast will unite for “One Day More” at the Oscars (backing vocals provided by previous members of Les Mis productions, like the Hollywood Bowl and West End), with Anne singing “I Dreamed a Dream” solo, as part of a movie-musical tribute. The Oscar-nominated song written for the film, “Suddenly,” is also being sung by Hugh.