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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 6th was the official premiere of Big Fish at the Neil Simon on Broadway, Tony-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz’s new musical (also starring Bobby Steggert and Kate Baldwin). Inspired by the Tim Burton film, and directed by Susan Stroman, it’s a story about big tales and fatherhood. Andrew Lippa is responsible for the music and lyrics, while John August – who wrote the sceenplay for the film – also wrote the musical’s book.
Aaron Tveit – Norbert’s co-star on Catch Me If You Can – was in attendance at the Big Fish opening night, along with Hilary Swank, Billy Porter, Victor Garber, Whoopi Goldberg, Zachary Quinto, Ellen Greene, Liev Schreiber, Perez Hilton, and Zach Braff. Although Aaron did not walk the red carpet, he was at the after-party; you can view a few pics from the evening in the gallery, including an adorable shot of him with Norbert. Check out what Aaron had to say about the production below, courtesy of Broadway.com:
“It felt very nostalgic to be back at the Neil Simon,” Tveit told Broadway.com at the show’s opening night bash across 52nd Street at Roseland. The rising star previously appeared onstage at the theater when he made his Broadway debut as Link Larkin in Hairspray in 2006 and later headlined Catch Me If You Can in 2011 opposite the two-time Tony-winning star of Big Fish, Norbert Leo Butz.
“Norbert’s incredible,” he said. “He’s such a force of nature. Now when I watch him, I can see the little things he’s doing, and I know what it’s like to be up there with him. It’s just incredible.” Tveit admitted that he joined the legions of grown men who have cried at the sentimental show. “Oh yeah, I cried my eyes out,” he said. “It just smacks you in the face.”
On Thursday, September 5th, the 2013 Broadway Show League held its first championship game. Aaron Tveit’s team, Rock of Ages, was paired up against Motown. In a surprising turn of events, RoA actually lost, with a total score of 4-10. No worries, however: because it was their first loss of the playoff games, RoA will once again compete with Motown for a second, shorter-inning game and the championship title. In the meantime, check out some HQ shots of Aaron from the recent game. Good luck, Team Rock of Ages!
Nearly a week ago, on August 15th, the Broadway Show League entered into its third and fourth playoffs; two games were held due to previous weather delays. Aaron Tveit once again joined team Rock Of Ages, which has yet to be defeated in the playoffs. Held against Motown, the first game resulted in a close score – 7-8 – with RoA barely pulling ahead for the win. They were then paired up against Jekyll & Hyde for their second playoff of the day but fared much better: the final score had Rock Of Ages pummeling their competition with a final score of 4-24.
Rock Of Ages are “bye” this week, meaning they won’t be playing tomorrow; however, their relentless wins have earned them a spot in the 2013 Championship Game. Congrats, Aaron and team!
On Thursday, July 18th, Aaron Tveit competed in the first round of playoff games at the annual Broadway Show League. Playing on team Rock of Ages, he helped lead a victory against Annie with an amazing total score of 22-0. RoA will proceed next week when they’re paired up against Once. Although there is no guarantee that Aaron will make it to any of these games, fans are encouraged to attend and support the entire league.
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