Many may know him from his portrayal of Nate Archibald's cousin, William "Trip" van der Bilt in the hit teen drama, Gossip Girl. Many others know him from his melodious voice in Les Misérables. But those are not the only projects in Aaron Tveit's life as an actor. In addition to his starring role in the USA network drama Graceland, Tveit has appeared in shows like Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU and The Good Wife. But his real focus is the theater.
Yes, our beloved Enjolras is a Broadway star. His works include the hit Broadway show, Hairspray, Next to normal, Wicked, Catch me if you can and Assasins. And now he is going to star as Danny Zuko in Fox's live adaptation of Grease. Hollywood's own, John Travolta played Zuko in the 1978 movie and apparently Tveit can't seem to get Travolta's voice out of his head. In a recent interview with Hollywood life he said that the thing that is the most intimidating to him is Travolta's voice.
"In my head is, John Travolta is so amazing in that film for what he captured between being charming and dangerous and aloof,” Tveit said.
. "He is all over the place and it is perfect."
In order to capture the essence of Travolta's Zuko, Aaron said he had been using an unconventional method taught to him by his old teacher. "I once had a teacher who taught Shakespeare who said, when you’re learning Shakespeare, you have to watch the greats that do this because they will have you learn something,” Tveit said.
“Watching Travolta who was so pitch perfect, you have to see how he did it and learn from it"
Tveit admittedly used this method when he was preparing for his role in Catch me if you can. He said, "I wanted to watch Leo (Dicaprio's) performance from the movie because he is amazing in that movie.”
In addition to Grease, Tveit has a few projects coming up. The new season of Graceland premiered on June 25th and will conclude on September 17th, 2015. Tveit also has a new movie coming up this month. The upcoming movie ‘Big sky’ stars Emmy nominated actress Kyra Sedgwick and Entourage actress Bella Thorne.
Talking about his role, Tveit previously said, "You come to find out he got hit in the head with a shovel by his mom and because of this, he has some issues."
Tveit, who plays a gunman in the movie, is very versatile in his roles. In the movie adaptation of the events at the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl, Tveit portrayed Peter Orlovsky alongside James Franco's Gisberg. This, in addition to his "bromance" with Chace Crawford sparked rumors that suggested that Tveit was gay. However, it is confirmed on his website that he is straight.
The post says, "In May 2013, Aaron publicly confirmed that he has a girlfriend on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Please do not ask ATN any further questions regarding his relationship. If Aaron wants more information known, it’ll be at his own discretion”
Tveit maintains a private life and nothing further is known about his dating life. ATV.net, which is his official site, is however quite active on Instagram and Twitter.