Getting to Know… Aaron Tveit

Source: American Way
Date: July 1, 2013
By: Allison Winn Scotch

If Aaron Tveit’s face looks familiar, you likely saw him sing his way to both glory and death (and rave reviews) as Enjolras in last year’s big-screen adaptation of Les Mis√©rables. Now the 29-year-old Broadway vet and New York native is coming to your living room, starring in “Graceland,” USA Network’s new series about a crew of undercover government agents. We found out more about this promising young actor.

FAVORITE MUSICAL: “I have to go with two classics: Carousel and West Side Story. They kind of broke the mold with those.”

WHAT HE WANTED TO BE WHEN HE GREW UP: “I really wanted to be my dad, but as a third baseman for the Yankees.”

BEST VACATION SPOT: “Kiawah Island, S.C. — aka Golf Heaven.”

HIS PERFECT SUNDAY: “Play golf in the morning, then veg and watch football all afternoon.”

CHILDHOOD PET: “I had a cat for a short time until we found out my brother was allergic.”

HIS FIRST CAR: “A two-door, 1993 green Honda Accord.”

WHAT’S ON HIS IPOD: “Kendrick Lamar is probably getting the most play right now, with Frank Ocean a close second.”

WHAT HE’S WATCHING ON TV: “‘American Idol,’ ‘The Americans,’ and, ahem, ‘Graceland.'”