Having performed Fiyero on Broadway years ago, Aaron Tveit is no stranger to Wicked — an essential for anyone who wants to be part of Out Of Oz: Wicked Studio Sessions. As part of this ongoing series, Wicked alumnus and current performers are asked to sing “reimagined versions of Wicked songs.”
Back in October, Aaron joined Rachel Tucker to duet a beautifully stripped down version of “Defying Gravity.” Now, he’s performing solo, giving us a new and unique take on a, well, popular song from Wicked: “Popular.” Check it out in the video above.
Back in September, Aaron posted a teaser on his Instagram, stating “something really fun coming soon.” Today, fans finally got to see/hear what the new project was: a cover of “Defying Gravity” from Wicked.
As part of a new series called “Out Of Oz: Wicked Studio Sessions,” Wicked alumnus and current performers are asked to sing “reimagined versions of Wicked songs.” In this instance, former Fiyero Aaron Tveit joined forces with Rachel Tucker – currently playing the role of Elphaba on Broadway – and dueted a stunningly stripped down version of “Defying Gravity.” You can listen to the song (over and over again) at the video above.
From his first filmed appearance in Ghost Town to his extensive involvement in two original Broadway shows (Next To Normal and Catch Me If You Can) to Fox’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” Aaron has a lot to talk about. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, he sat down to reminisce over these career highlights and milestones, including his curly Enjolras wig and which role of his has yielded a lot of very strong opinions.
Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for the full piece — not to mention a few new gifs sprinkled throughout:
Aaron Tveit: The word that really comes to mind is “us.” It’s such a collective experience between myself and my cast, and our creators and our showrunners, and our crew — we just really love each other and have so much fun. We all live in Florida to shoot the show, so I think that creates a sense of our own little community because we’re all transplanted. So when I think about “Graceland,” I really think about the entire group of cast and crew.
Do you guys do fun stuff after filming?
AT: Yeah, it’s interesting because we all kind of live there in a place where we don’t live. We all do our own thing, but then we all feel the itch of loneliness at the same time and we’ll all text each other like, “Hey, want to go get dinner this weekend?” So we all feel this at similar times.
Do you have any crazy Florida stories?
AT: You take your life in your own hands driving down the street every day. Having to drive I-95 every day in Florida is like, the most dangerous experience.
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