Tveit at the 13th Annual Broadway Barks on July 9, 2011
|Born||Aaron Kyle Tveit
October 21, 1983
Middletown, New York, U.S.
Aaron Kyle Tveit (//; born October 21, 1983) is an American theatre, television, and film actor. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can. He is also known for the recurring role of Tripp van der Bilt in The CW's Gossip Girl and for his portrayal of Enjolras in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables.
Tveit was born in Middletown, New York. He graduated from Middletown High School in 2001, where he was active both in theater and sports, playing golf, soccer and basketball while also performing in all four of his school's theater productions. He has a younger brother. He turned down business school scholarships to major in vocal performance at Ithaca College, a decision his parents supported, before switching to musical theater after his freshman year because he missed acting and theater.
The role of Link Larkin provided Tveit with his Broadway debut in 2006. In the following year, he portrayed D'Artagnan in a musical adaptation of The Three Musketeers that played at the North Shore Music Theatre from late August to early September. In July 2007 Tveit played Matt in the Barrington Stage Company's Calvin Berger.
In 2008 he starred as Gabe in the Off-Broadway production of the musical Next to Normal, which ran from January 16 through March 16 at the Second Stage Theatre. Tveit received a nomination for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor for this role. He then played Dean in the musical version of the film Saved!, which ran for a limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons in June 2008. Also in June 2008, Tveit began performances as Fiyero in Wicked. He left the role in November in order to reprise his role in the Arena Stage production of Next to Normal, for which he was awarded the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Non-Resident Production.
Tveit returned to Wicked on January 2009, leaving once again for the Broadway production of Next to Normal, which began previews in March 2009 and officially opened on April 15. Tveit's performance as Gabe earned him the Clarence Derwent Award from the Actors' Equity Association. Tveit left Next to Normal on June 6, 2009 to prepare for Catch Me If You Can, where he played Frank Abagnale Jr.. The musical was performed at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from July 28 through August 16, 2009. Tveit returned to Next to Normal on September 7 through January 3, 2010. Tveit landed on AfterElton.com's list of the "37 Hottest Guys in Theater". He also starred in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Rent directed by Neil Patrick Harris.
Tveit appeared alongside Ricky Gervais as a young anesthesiologist in the film Ghost Town. He also made appearances on the CW series Gossip Girl as Tripp van der Bilt, the cousin of Nate Archibald. He appeared in the television series Ugly Betty for one episode, entitled "All the World's a Stage". He portrayed Zachary Boule, Betty's boyfriend.
Tveit played Frank Abagnale Jr in the Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can, opening on April 10, 2011 and closing on September 4, 2011. For this role he was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and the Fred Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer on Broadway.
Tveit appeared in Rob Epstein's Howl, a biopic about the Allen Ginsberg poem and the controversy and trial that ensued after its publication. Tveit played Peter Orlovsky, Ginsberg's longtime partner, opposite James Franco. He appeared as a guest star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on April 21, 2010 as Jan, an animal loving, yoga instructor who is questioned about the death of his girlfriend, and then again on September 28, 2011 as Stevie Harris, a junkie who accuses his well-respected former basketball coach of sexual abuse.
He was also featured in the April 2011 Vanity Fair magazine for his role in Catch Me if You Can. He played Enjolras, leader of the Friends of the ABC, in the film production of Les Misérables (2012).
In 2012, Aaron Tveit took part in a private reading for a new musical based on the animated film, Anastasia. Tveit read for the character Dimitri, a conman who brings Anastasia to a wealthy Empress searching for her missing granddaughter, in return for a reward. The stage musical is rumored to be heading to Russia for its world premiere; however, Aaron currently has no further ties with the production.
|2011||Girl Walks into a Bar||Henry|
|2009–2012||Gossip Girl||William "Tripp" van der Bilt III||10 episodes|
|2010||Ugly Betty||Zachary Boule||Episode: "All the World's a Stage"|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jan Eyck||Episode: "Beef"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Skip||Episode: "Point of Origin"|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Stevie Harris||Episode: "Personal Fouls"|
|2011||The Good Wife||Spencer Zschau||Episode: "Executive Order 13224"|
|2013–present||Graceland||Mike Warren||Main cast|
|2006–2007||Hairspray||Link Larkin||Neil Simon Theatre
July 18, 2006 – January 18, 2007
|2007||The Three Musketeers||D'Artagnan||North Shore Music Theatre
August 21 – September 9, 2007
June 24 – November 9, 2008
January 20 – March 9, 2009
|2009–2010||Next to Normal||Gabe Goodman||Booth Theatre
March 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010
|2009||Catch Me If You Can||Frank Abagnale, Jr.||5th Avenue Theatre
July 28 – August 16, 2009
|2010||Rent||Roger Davis||Hollywood Bowl
August 6–8, 2010
|2011||Catch Me If You Can||Frank Abagnale, Jr.||Neil Simon Theatre
March 11 – September 4, 2011
Awards and nominations
|2012||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble||Les Misérables||Won|
|2012||San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble||Les Misérables||Nominated|
|2012||Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture||Les Misérables||Won|
|2012||Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast||Les Misérables||Nominated|
|2012||National Board of Review Award for Best Cast||Les Misérables||Won|
|2013||Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble||Les Misérables||Nominated|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Les Misérables||Nominated|
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- "Headlines: Aaron Tveit to Play Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway". Broadway.com. June 6, 2008.
- "Photo Flash: 'Saved' at Playwrights Horizons". BroadwayWorld.com. May 27, 2008.
- Jones, Kenneth (April 14, 2009). "Ripley, Tveit, Keach, Les Miz, Next to Normal, Honey Brown Eyes Are Hayes Winners". Playbill.com.
- "Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Aaron Tveit Received Equity’s Clarence Derwent Award". Actors' Equity Association. 2009.
- Portantiere, Michael (January 27, 2009). "The 37 Hottest Guys in Theater". AfterElton.com.
- "Aaron Tveit". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
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- "Photo Coverage 'Catch Me If You Can' Opening Night Curtain Call". BroadwayWorld.com. April 11, 2011.
- Gans, Andrew (April 26, 2011). "Outer Critics Circle Nominees Include 'Sister Act', 'Anything Goes', 'Book of Mormon'". Playbill.com.
- Gans, Andrew (April 25, 2011). "'Book of Mormon', 'Priscilla', 'Sister Act', 'War Horse', 'Good People' and More Are Drama League Nominees". Playbill.com.
- Hetrick, Adam (April 27, 2011). "'Catch Me If You Can' Leads Astaire Award Nominations". Playbill.com.
- "Aaron Tveit Joins 'LES MISÉRABLES' Film as Enjolras" Broadwayworld.com, December 8, 2011
- Aaron Tveit Joins Angela Lansbury and Aaron Lazar in Anastasia Reading as 'Dimitri' Broadwayworld.com, July 1, 2012
- USA Orders 'Graceland' to Series, Aaron Tveit to Star HuffingtonPost.com, June 29, 2012