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).

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.

“Thank you so much,” from Aaron Tveit

October 22, 2013 • Category: ATN Exclusive, General News 37

As ATN promised, your beautiful birthday submissions were forwarded to Aaron Tveit yesterday. After reading through all of the messages (there’s 515 of them!), he asked the site to publish his very sincere thank you – to all of you – on his behalf. Please read Aaron’s letter of gratitude on your amazing birthday wishes below.

To all of you!
Let me first start by simply saying THANK YOU for all your incredible birthday messages!!
Kristina sent me the link yesterday to your birthday greetings and I read every single one of them. Thank you so much for sharing with me your beautiful stories and birthday wishes.
I have to say I really was floored! I am so grateful to have you all in my corner,it means the world.
The fact that you all took the time to write,or create incredible artwork and original cards–really truly just meant so much.
Please know how much I appreciate the constant support and love you send my way
Thank you so much!

Aaron

Happy 30th Birthday, Aaron!

October 21, 2013 • Category: ATN Exclusive, General News, Site News 515

Happy Birthday, Aaron! Welcome to a whole new decade. Despite Joey’s reaction above, they say actors start getting offered the really interesting parts in their thirties. And judging by your most recent role – in Big Sky – it seems like that ol’ saying might be true already. It’s been incredibly exciting to watch the trajectory of your career in the past year alone, and I cannot wait to see what else is in store for you professionally. I think I speak for all your fans when I say that it’s wonderful being a fan of an actor who loves to try new mediums, genres, characters, stories; someone who isn’t afraid of being daring and exploring his potential. Even better is when success follows truly kind-yet-talented folk, such as yourself. Here’s to you and your unbridled bravado, especially as you explore your thirties. May you have a very happy and fulfilling year.

It’s been crazy watching this website – and, therefore, your fan base – grow within a year. There are over 500 amazing birthday messages (and some photographic gifts) waiting for you in the comments. From all around the world, fans have shared inspiring stories while wishing you the happiest of birthdays. You’re an amazing aspiration to many; hopefully that knowledge in itself is a great present to have on this day. Enjoy!

‘Big Fish’ Broadway Opening Night

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

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.”

“Graceland” Screen Caps: S1E12 – “Pawn”

September 14, 2013 • Category: Gallery, Graceland 3

Thursday night, the season one finale of “Graceland” aired, tying up a bunch of house secrets — and setting up some intrigue for the recently-announced second season. What did you think? And what do you hope to see during the next season? Any speculations? Tell me all your thoughts in the comments, including what your favorite moments of S1 were! I’ve also added over 380 HD, logoless screen caps of Aaron Tveit from the final episode, “Pawn.” Enjoy!

2013 Broadway Show League – Championship Game #1

September 7, 2013 • Category: Gallery, General News, Public Appearances 0

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!

“Graceland” Screen Caps: S1E11 – “Happy Endings”

September 7, 2013 • Category: Gallery, Graceland 0

On Thursday night, the penultimate episode of “Graceland” aired, setting us up for the finale to hit television sets on the 12th. Any theories on what might become of Paul Briggs? Although a second season for “Graceland” has not yet been announced, series creator Jeff Eastin recently tweeted “just checked the magic 8 ball and outlook good,” so hopefully we can expect some great news soon. Aaron Tveit wasn’t featured in this episode (entitled “Happy Endings”) as much as previous eps, but I’ve still added over 330 HD, logoless screen caps.