Mostly Credited As: Aaron Tveit
Birth Name: Aaron Kyle Tveit
Date Of Birth: October 21, 1983 (Age 31)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Middletown, New York
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Tveit left Ithaca College after two years to join the national tour of Rent as Steve and covering Roger/Mark. Following Rent, he was cast as Link Larkin in the first national tour of Hairspray.
The role of Link Larkin provided Tveit with his Broadway debut in 2006 and opened the doors for more roles to come. 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. July saw Tveit play Matt in the Barrington Stage Company's Calvin Berger.
2008 proved to be a busy year for the actor. 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.
Next to Normal's off-Broadway run garnered Tveit a nomination for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor.
He was next seen as Dean in the musical version of the film Saved!, which ran for a limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons in June.
Later that month, Tveit began performances as Fiyero in Wicked. He starred alongside notable West End star Kerry Ellis whom played Elphaba.He then 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, only to leave once again for the Broadway opening of Next to Normal, which began previews in late March 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 23 through August 16, 2009. He hopes that the show will be on Broadway in the late fall of 2010. Tveit returned to Next to Normal on September 7. He performed his final performance on January 3, 2010. His replacement is Kyle Dean Massey. Tveit's work and increasingly high profile in theater also landed him on AfterElton.com's list of the "37 Hottest Guys in Theater".
Tveit acted on the silver screen alongside Ricky Gervais as a young anesthesiologist in the motion picture Ghost Town. He also made appearances on the CW's hit series Gossip Girl as Trip Van der Bilt, the cousin of Nate Archibald. He recently appeared in the show Ugly Betty, for just one episode. He was Zachary Boule, Betty's new boyfriend.
On April 30, 2010, it was confirmed that Tveit has been cast to star as the rock musician, Roger Davis, in the 2010 Hollywood Bowl production of RENT. The production will run from August 6-8, 2010, and will be directed by Neil Patrick Harris.