Theatre, Television and Film Actor
Aaron Tveit is an American theatre, television, and film actor. Tveit recently starred in the CBS comic-thriller, BRAINDEAD, where he played the male lead of Gareth, opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Prior to that he starred in the Emmy awarded television musical, GREASE: LIVE, where he played Danny Zuko opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens. Tveit also recently starred in the feature films OUT OF BLUE, CREATED EQUAL, BETTER OFF SINGLE, and UNDRAFTED On Broadway he starred in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, in the role of Frank Abagnale Jr and also created the role of "Gabe" in the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical, NEXT TO NORMAL, which he developed off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre and debuted on Broadway.
Tveit has received numerous honors for his work in theatre including the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in NEXT TO NORMAL and the Actors Equity Association Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actor. Nominations included Distinguished Performance from the Drama League, Best Male Dancer from the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and Outstanding Featured Actor from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, all for his work in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. In addition to WICKED and HAIRSPRAY on Broadway, he starred in the national tours of Hairspray and Rent.
In the summer of 2020 he portrayed the character of ‘Bobby’ in Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY, at the Barrington Stage Company. He is featured on the cast recordings for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and NEXT TO NORMAL, as well as his solo album, THE RADIO IN MY HEAD: Live at 54 Below. Tveit’s film credits include LES MISERABLES, where he was seen portraying the character Enjolras alongside Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russel Crowe, PREMIUM RUSH, HOWL, and GHOST TOWN. Television audiences know him from GRACELAND, and numerous guest starring roles on THE GOOD FIGHT, GOSSIP GIRL, THE GOOD WIFE, UGLY BETTY, and LAW AND ORDER: SVU.