“The TODAY Show” (06/2014)

June 11, 2014 • Category: General News, Graceland, Public Appearances 0

In case you missed it, Aaron Tveit stopped by “The TODAY Show” earlier this morning (June 11th). Although his appearance was in support of his television series, “Graceland” – season two starts on USA Network tonight – he ended up chatting about other topics, like his theater history and… his hair.

When Kathie Lee and Hoda brought up Buzzfeed’s 30 Reasons You Should Be Completely In Love With Aaron Tveit, it was inevitable that they’d ask about his perfect hair — an aspect that takes up #6-9 on the BF list. “My dad has good hair,” Aaron explained, “so I have good hair.” After pointing out that he “has the voice of a million tiny angels,” Aaron also gave a little background on his theater history. On a whim, after a special request, and despite the early hour, he even sang a few words from Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man.”

Last but certainly not least, he briefly spoke of “Graceland,” giving a brief summary on the series and his character, Mike Warren. Be sure to clear the evening: “Graceland” returns to USA Network tonight at 10/9c.

Bello (June 2014)

June 2, 2014 • Category: Articles & Interviews, Gallery, General News, Graceland 1

Aaron Tveit has graced another magazine: Bello, featuring Ryan Kwanten on the cover. Inside the fashion ‘zine, Aaron once again talks about USA Network’s “Graceland” — and gives us some insight on what it’s like for the New York native to live and work in Florida while shooting the series. Check out a series of photographs from the spread in the gallery, along with the full-length article at their official site. You can also read an excerpt below:

[S]outh Florida is no walk in central park — literally. He’s traded Manhattan’s breeze for Ft. Lauderdale’s humidity for the time being, but let it be known [that] he’s happy to do so. His words surprised me. “Living in Florida is very different, but there’s something about the process of this production that is familiar to me. We’re all here for one thing, and that is to make this show. The fact that we’re all here with a sole purpose makes it about the work; and when it really is all about the work, it shows in your performance. Most of us are transplants, so it’s very much like doing a national tour in that sense.”

Once “Graceland” returns this summer, fans will see that things on the Floridian set have in fact been heating up, and I’m not referring to the scorching weather that the cast and crew endure to bring viewers at home an explosive thrilling ride of a second season. Tveit guarantees that there’s much more to say about “Graceland’s” sophomore leg than just “bigger and better.”

“Mike’s coming back in a different way. I was particularly excited about having the show return because, coming back into it, I really wanted to hone in and focus on Mike’s character. At the end of the day, he’s a product of his surroundings. As an actor, it was great being able to cut deeper into his character’s personality, now that we have the platform to tell more stories and show other sides of our characters.”

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.

2014 USA Network Upfronts

May 15, 2014 • Category: Gallery, General News, Graceland, Public Appearances 2


HQ photos courtesy of Sarah Hyland Web.

Earlier today (May 15th), Aaron Tveit was at the Javits Center in New York City to help promote “Graceland.” As part of USA Network’s Upfronts, he was on-hand – along with Daniel Sunajta – to introduce the television series to a buzzing room. Co-stars Serinda Swan and Brandon Jay McLaren were also in attendance to lend their support, along with season two newcomer Emily Rose (playing Jessica Foster, Mike’s superior in DC).

You can also watch a red carpet interview with Aaron and Daniel, courtesy of E! Online’s live stream during the event. Check it out right here.

The New York Pops 31st Birthday Gala

April 30, 2014 • Category: Gallery, General News, Public Appearances 2

On Monday, April 28th, Aaron Tveit made his Carnegie Hall debut! As part of the New York Pops 31st birthday gala, he joined other Broadway veterans – including Patti LuPone and Jane Krakowski – to help celebrate Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, writers of musicals such as Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can.

As the originator of the role Frank Abignale Jr. in Catch Me, Aaron was on hand to perform the show-stopping number, “Goodbye.” His co-stars from that production, Linda Hart and Kerry Butler, were also in attendance. Both women were involved with Hairspray as well, of which the original cast was reunited to perform at the gala. At the end of the evening, everyone joined together to dance and sing along to the infectious “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”

Photos from the gala have been added to the gallery, including Aaron’s red carpet arrival and performance. There are also after party pictures available featuring him mingling with the likes of Matthew Morrison, Christian Borle, Nathan Lane, and Kerry Butler herself.

Aaron Joins New York Pops Gala Lineup

April 9, 2014 • Category: General News 2

Aaron Tveit will be making his Carnegie Hall debut at the New York Pops event, to be held April 28th. The evening will celebrate composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman — the talents behind Catch Me If You Can, which starred Aaron in its Seattle and Broadway runs. Under the direction of Steven Reineke, singers will perform highlights of Shaiman and Wittman’s career at the prestigious New York venue.

Following the concert, a black tie dinner dance will be held at Mandarin Oriental New York.

The lineup for the event is quite impressive, featuring some powerhouse Broadway stars. Along with Aaron, the following are currently slated to appear: Nikki Blonsky, Christian Borle, Laura Bell Bundy, Megan Hilty, Will Chase, Linda Hart, Capathia Jenkins, Jane Krakowski, Ricki Lake, Jenifer Lewis, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Katharine McPhee, Martin Short, John Pizzarelli, Corey Reynolds, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Catch Me co-star Kerry Butler.

Tickets are still currently available at Carnegie Hall’s website, starting at $31 and ranging up to $158. Dinner dance tickets can still be locked down at the New York Pops’ website; however, expect to pay a bit more. For those who can’t attend the event, consider visiting the NYP website and sending a tax-deductible donation to the organization to show your support.

Aaron Visits ‘Macbeth’ on Broadway

December 9, 2013 • Category: Gallery, General News, Public Appearances 0

Broadway.com caught up with Aaron Tveit on December 6th, when he was at the Vivian Beaumont to support “Graceland” co-star Daniel Sunjata in the new production of Macbeth, directed by Jack O’Brien. (Brian d’arcy James, who starred alongside Aaron in Next To Normal‘s off-Broadway run, is also in the play.) There was a mini “Graceland” reunion – just months before they’re set to start season two – with Vanessa Ferlito and Manny Montana also in attendance. A few pictures from their get-together have been added to the gallery.

2013 Artios Awards

November 20, 2013 • Category: Gallery, General News, Public Appearances 0

On November 18th, Aaron Tveit attended the Casting Society of America (CSA)’s 2013 Artios Awards. This year was the 29th anniversary of the annual event that honors Outstanding Achievement in Casting in film, television, and theater. The Monday night ceremony was held at the XL Nightclub in New York; however, there was a simultaneous ceremony at the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel. In NYC, Michael J. Fox was awarded the New York Apple Award, while a full list of winners can be viewed here. Aaron’s “Graceland” co-star, Daniel Sunjata, was also in attendance.

2013 Tough Mudder

November 6, 2013 • Category: ATN Exclusive, Gallery, General News 2

This past weekend, Aaron Tveit competed in the annual event, Tough Mudder, in Charlotte, North Carolina. More than a marathon, Tough Mudder is an intensive obstacle course that tests “strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.” Some of the obstacles include scaling rope walls and crawling through mud, but there are even more hardcore expectations like dealing with ice water, fire, and even 10,000 volts of electricity. Check out a PDF of Charlotte’s course; if you want detailed descriptions (and picutres) of the obstacles, head over here.

ATN is happy to provide two pictures of Aaron from the event. The first is before the race, while the second features him with his friend and teammate after completing the obstacle course. Congrats, Aaron!

Although Tough Mudder is an extreme challenge, the event is overall a positive experience and a great way to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization that aids wounded post-9/11 veterans. If you’re curious about competing, you can check out Tough Mudder’s official site and registration page; however, be aware of how much physical strength and endurance you’ll need and approach the challenge responsibly (i.e. with training).

Aaron to Bartend for 2013’s “Stockings with Care” Benefit

November 5, 2013 • Category: General News 2

T’is the season to be jolly — and giving! Aaron Tveit is confirmed to appear (and bartend) at the 2013 Stockings With Care benefit. As part of the Celebrity Bartending Night, he’ll serve patrons drinks and raise money for the non-profit organization in the process. The event is to be held in two weeks – on Tuesday, November 19th (from 7-11 PM) – at the Hudson Station Bar and Grill in New York. A silent auction and raffle is also being held.

You can purchase tickets at the door for a $30 cover charge, or in advance (for a discounted rate of $20) by visiting http://celebritybartending.brownpapertickets.com. If you attend, be sure to tip generously: all tips made throughout the night are given to the charity as part of the 2013 Holiday Drive.

Other New York-bases television and theater celebrities scheduled to be part of the event include Jesse L. Martin, Danny Pino, Steve Schirripa, Carrie Preston, Phil Burke, Michael Kelly, with more to be announced.

Stockings With Care (SWC) is an annual event that anonymously grants the holiday wishes of homeless or near-homeless families. Over 1,500 children were surprised with their own Christmas miracle last year, receiving gifts from individual donors (“Santas”), corporations, and volunteers who purchase and wrap donations based on actual wish lists. This year is SWC’s 20th anniversary; to date, over 40,000 children have benefitted from hard work and support to those in need. Casting director Rosalie Joseph and producer Tom Fontana are the founders.

If you’d like to sign up to be a “Santa,” visit Stockings With Care’s official site.

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