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.

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