His sister Twinks was on an early Mary Tyler Moore episode.
R11 I don't think he's Jewish. I heard an interview with him where he said his surname was Scandinavian.
I too always made the mistake of thinking his name was Jewish, but it turns out Tveit is actually the name of a town in Norway.
R17 and R18, I was just going to say that! I'm Norwegian and Tveit is a very common surname in Norway. I'm pretty sure his family is from here.
Straight,nicest guy in the world,professional...so sad he got sucked into that dog of a show. Should have made him a star. He was amazing in Next To Normal,
I keep hearing conflicting reports about his sexuality. Anyone knows more?
He's a big pussyhound and a huge Republican supporter.
A girl I know was talking to him a few days ago (she wasn't flirting with him). Somehow, she understood from his friends that he was gay though.
r16 understands the glory that was the Datalounge of yore! Bless you sir. Bless you.
He has deep nasolabial folds, which were quite apparent on the Oscarcast.
Very young to have them. Unless...
[quote]Beautiful feets in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Unfortunately, they cut out the flip flop scene, but a picture remained outside the Rodgers Theatre during the run of the show
Why would the Richard Rogers Theater have a picture of Aaron Tveit's feet outfront in "Catch Me If You Can" when the show ran at The Neil Simon?
Very ambitious, very career conscious, lightly talented and aware of what sex can do to a career if one comes out as gay.
How is Tveit pronounced?
[quote]Why would the Richard Rogers Theater have a picture of Aaron Tveit's feet outfront in "Catch Me If You Can" when the show ran at The Neil Simon?
Why would the Richard Rodgers Theater spell its name incorrectly?
A gay Catskills friend of mine used to know him and he says he is straight but very comfortable with The Gays. A real mensch. He's from the Catskills area. And his last name is Norwegian so it rhymes with "weight."
All musical theatre actors are gay...I don't care how many women they marry.
I have loved him on stage in Next to Normal and the musical of Saved at Playwrights Horizons where he showed enormous charisma and talent but he was really disappointing in Catch Me if You Can. Not sure why, though it would certainly be easy to blame the lame direction and material. Still, I would have thought Aaron could rise above it. Maybe he was just miscast...he is really too wholesome and adorable to naturally play the scheming bad boy required of the Frank Abagnale.
He was certainly miscast in Les Miz, where he looked too young and innocent to be the student leader Enjolras. Again, the role requires more bad boy than Aaron naturally possesses. And his wig made him look rather dowdy and unprepossessing compared to all the other sexy student revolutionaries. He sang it well, though.
I hope he comes through on his new TV series.
He was stiff and looked like a deer in the headlights during his time on GOSSIP GIRL - I doubt if he'll be any better on his new series.
That said, I can speak from direct experience that he is gay. He used to be my neighbor in Astoria and we were fuck buddies for a while - until he got CATCH ME and moved into Manhattan. Loved oral, preferred to bottom.
"Aaron Tveit, rhymes with straight"
He's beautiful. But he was so wrong for Enjolras.
Don't worry about him, he's making butter out of cream.
Really want to see him "cream."
He was totally miscast as Enjolras. He looked more likely to lead the sit-in at the student union to protest the lack of gluten-free burrito wraps.
Anyone who saw Ramin Karimloo's performance at the 25th anniversary Les Miz performance knows what was needed in the part.
Time to bump, since he has started his sold out concert at 54 Below.
Any new gossip? Who's he dating?
when is his tv show starting? i hear he has butt exposure in that,
Fuckable. He looks like a hot version of Dustin Lance Black.
So how old is he? Some people just get the nasolabials very early or are hard faced. Think Madonna.
I wouldn't mind seeing the Aaron his Tveit
Any new gay rumors? Anyone spent time with him?
I know him. Hate to disappoint everyone here, but he is, indeed, straight. He's also a terrifically nice and professional guy.
How come he and Sam Page have never played brothers?
Like someone else mentioned, I keep hearing conflicting rumors about the gay/straight thing.
I've heard gay.
I've heard straight.
The truth is out there.
[quote]Like someone else mentioned, I keep hearing conflicting rumors about the gay/straight thing.
Welcome to Datalounge, newbie.
No, R50, in real life from industry folk I hear conflicting things!
[quote]That said, I can speak from direct experience that he is gay. He used to be my neighbor in Astoria and we were fuck buddies for a while - until he got CATCH ME and moved into Manhattan. Loved oral, preferred to bottom.
From all I have known, he has been living in Astoria and is still in Astoria. I have a friend who's in industry and has been his neighbour in Astoria for years to confirm that. She knows nothing about his sexuality, though. That guy definitely keep things very close to his vest, lol.
Okay, just checked Tveit's show people interview from this January, he answered yes to the question "you are still in Queens" and said he bought an apartment in Queens last year, along with some discussions on the arrangement with his old roommate around that time (May 2012?). So yeah.
Still would love to hear he's gay or bi, if it's true. LOL.
he seems like kind of a type-A, tense kind of guy.
He's in musical theater but he has aspirations beyond the theater into other things like TV and films. So it's entirely possible he's closeted. It's peculiar but a lot of theater queens are in the closet.
Weird...that should read "Poster who lies and says he knows him personally and he's straight"...what happened? Oh datalounge...
I won't be suprised if he's closeted considering his family seems to be this type of very traditional-catholic kind. And his younger brother is studying to become a priest. Hmm.
On a side note, I spotted his brother at least 3 times among the audience in N2N and CMIYC, which I think is oddly funny (how often does the younger Tveit comes to see his brother on stage? I mean, I only saw N2N 3 times - once on tour w/o Tveit, and CMIYC twice). They have EXACTLY THE SAME features but still manage to look quite different, amazing.
My friend swore he saw his dick and balls in Catch Me If You Can. There was a scene where he was only wearing boxers and sitting on a bed. And he was sitting in a way where the people in the front rows can see up his boxers, night after night, show after show.
R57 are you the norwegian catholic troll?
R9 I recall there used to be a lot of fuss on DL about Tveit and flip-flops during Catch Me If You Can times. Funny I just saw the first episode his new TV show called Graceland and they made his flip-flops a big deal in it. I wonder if the scriptwriter hangs out here, or...
Did you watch the episode online somewhere, r60? I don't have a TV but I am super-horny for Aaron's flip-flopped feets!!
R61 I watched it on TWC VOD, but I'm pretty sure you can torrent it. Just check eztv, should be up there. By the way there's a close up scene with him putting on his new flip-flop.
"By the way there's a close up scene with him putting on his new flip-flop."
Oh my God, I'm practically cumming as we speak. Thanks for the alert.
(What is TWC?)
R63 Time Warner Cable. LOL sorry if you will be slightly disappointed for they chose an angle such that what you mostly see is the flip-flop rather than his feet. But, well. The story's set in a beach house in Southern California, so there are plenty of scenes with flip-flops, bare feets, wet suits, surfing, you name it. His co-stars are very hot as well. I'm loving this show.
Someone I know who spent a significant amount of time with him when he was doing Next to Normal and he told me it never ever came up.
Is anybody going to one of his 54 below concerts? The box office was obviously swamped by all those fan girls (and boys), online system was down, tix sold out in seconds literally. I also tried to get tix from some friends in industry who have some connections. No avail. I am kind of surprised by how popular he is now. Also, Norm Lewis and Bill O'Reilly were in the audience the first night (5/3?), which I think is weird and interesting.
R69 If you are in the city I recommend trying out the cancellation line. The first line there were a few peopleon the cancellationline who got in. I walked past 54 below yesterday afternoon around 6pm and there were a few people waiting already. I don't know how that worked out in the end. If you are really interested, might as well try it.
Caught his concert. He's a bona fide star and knocked it outta the ball park.
Now, he needs to do it naked.
My Comcast OnDemand doesn't have the first episode of Graceland. It just has previews and a Meet Aaron segment. Is Time Warner OnDemand not the same as Comcast??
R72 The first episode on demand thing only runs from Apr 29 to May 12. So it ended a few days ago. The good news is Jun 6 is not too far away, and you can always find it online if you want to ;-)
Comcast and Time Warner are competing cable companies - NOT THE SAME AT ALL.
Aaron's concert was recorded and will be out in due course - music only, though. If they were smart, they'd release it on video.
As far as I know, they did have the pilot preview available on both Comcast and Time Warner VOD, as well as other carriers. But alas, that is past tense now. Agree that they should release it on video. I would buy that! LOL.
If Comcast and Time Warner are competing companies then why do they both have OnDemand? Wouldn't each company call it something different?
R76 Well LOL becasue On Demand is not a registered brand, and VOD (Video On Demand) is actually a common term for this type of service? And well, each company does call it something different -- TWC calls it Time Warner On Demand, Comcasts call it something like Comcast XFinity On Demand, DirectTV calls it DirectTV On Demand, blah, blah.
And it's good to hear that Aaron's concerts are wonderful -- that's what I heard from my God daughter, she had to wait in cancellation ine for 2 hours, but she said she had a blast. I would have loved to catch one of these concerts if I'm not this busy recently -- I haven't seen Mr. Tveit perform live in more than 3 years. I'm very curious if he could be more brilliant than he was 3 years ago, which I thought was mind-blowingly good.
Is he related to Arnold and Twink Tweit of Minneapolis?
R78 That's TWINKS TVEDT, you moron.
If Tveit is so fucking good, why hasn't he become a genuine star, instead of still being a wannabe? Is it the unpronounceable name, bad breaks or what? Please discuss.
R 80, sometimes known as Norbert, what an asshole.
He needs to buy a vowel.
I didn't even think he kept it a secret. Not among his friends.
That he was at least bisexual, I meant.
That I would be happy to suck his cock, well and often.
And rim that pretty pink ass.
But he still flies way under most people's radar.
His 15 minutes may have come and gone.
Is the nasolabial troll still around?
Maybe with Graceland publicity/exposure, chances are we will know more about that? I don't think he can keep the secret to the public for long if it is not a secret among his friends (if there is indeed *a secret* to start with).
I just want to know how old he really is. No way he is in this 20's. At least mid 30s.
Funny I actually thought he's about 25. He looks younger than Matt Doyle.
How come nobody mentions his ass?
In the tight-fitting slacks he wore for his 54 Below concert, his ass looked luscious. From my seat right at the foot of stage left, I got the pleasure of admiring that bubble booty all night.
Whoever gets to peek between those cheeks is one lucky guy? gal?
His ass looked lovely in the Graceland pilot episode. The costume department did a good job. Tight pants, loose shorts, wetsuits. Nice. I hope they do more close-ups in the future episodes.
Thought I saw him waiting for the N train in Astoria the other day - then he turned and looked at me with that deer-in-the-headlights expression he always seems to have and I knew it was him.
Someone ought to find and post pics that give us a good look at Aaron's ass!
Yep, R98, that's what I saw for his full set, from the opposite side. Although, much better than that on-the-sly cheapo cell phone shot.
Apparently, he's hetero. He mentioned a girlfriend on "Watch What Happens Live" last night. He's about 5'10".
Ugh, 5'10" is so short. Tossing him back. You gays can have him.
I'm not one to gossip but Aaron was on "Watch What Happens Live" and he was wearing a pair of Petal Pushers.
I didn't realize that the guy on WWHL was same as the kid in Graceland. He looks so ugly in the show's promo. Who else voted for the pig?
R104 No he's taller than that. I'm 5'10'' and when I met him at next to normal stagedoor, he was at least 2 inches taller than me. I had to look up to meet his eyes.
Did anyone else find his girlfriend line a wee too perfunctory?
Also, he says his first boner was caused by Cindy Crawford. Really?
His "girlfriend" remained nameless, but his "friend" Ian did not.
Also, frau at R105, you are dismissed from this conversation.
[quote]Also, he says his first boner was caused by Cindy Crawford. Really?
Really what? You think Cindy Crawford circa 1995 was not attractive? Really?
The answer's too obvious. It's what a gay man would say to pass.
I'm sure Cindy Crawford was causing boners for a whole lot of authentically straight kids in the '90s, r111.
I believe it was a scripted answer, if the rumors about Tveit are true. THAT is my point.
To be fair, Ethan Hawke's answer was kinda gay too. Jessica Lange in King Kong?
I know plenty of 'gray hairs' who post on DL that would pick that one too, if they had to name a woman.
Yes, everyone in the notoriously closeted entertainment industry who SAYS he has a girlfriend MUST be straight. That's the way it works!
R114...and your point is???
Saying you have a girlfriend means you're straight. Always.
r116, that's what I initially thought (damn, the dude pings!) but if so, shame on Andy Cohen.
He should be outed.
Aaron pinged for me too that I thought he was gay. If you look at pictures of him he has a sweet smile. How many heterosexual males have smiles like that? I see gay men smile like that but not heteros.
Cute, and the only guy in Les Miz who could actually SING.
I'm very amused by his answer to "who's the greatest kisser, Blake Lively, James Franco or America Ferrera?" He said James has luscious lips but America won. I distinctively remember last time when he was asked between James or Blake, he chose Blake without hesitation. This time he didn't even mention her. Talking about consistancy, lol.
Scripted answers,we all know that. It is amusing, though.
[quote]Still no new gossip about who his bf/gf is?
I think it's Kathleen Chalfant.
"Petal Pushers" are people who decorate the Rose Parade floats, dear.
I think he didn't choose BL because he said she made him wait four hours to come out of the trailer on his birthday.
R123 He answered the best kisser quesiton (asked by Andy Cohen) BEFORE the diva on Gossip Girl set question happened (asked by an audience on the phone). Not to mention what happened on his birthday doesn't make BL a better or worse kisser.
My point is, from his answer last night, I highly doubt he honestly thought BL was a better kisser than JF when he did those interviews 2 years ago.
Saw him on Andy Cohen's show with Ethan Hawke. He looks great in the new haircut. Not sure about those pedal pushers, though.
And I saw him a few months ago at Jekyll & Hyde opening night. He went with a guy & they sat together. They appeared to be REALLY close. Anyone has an idea who that guy is? I can't say for sure for Tveit, but that guy is definitely gay, unless my gay-dar had some serious problem that night.
Reads as gay. References a roommate without using gender.
He has very deep nasio-labial folds for a guy his age. It almost looks like facial wasting.
There is nothing wrong with being HIV positive.
R127 Clearly you haven't seen many Cacausian guys under age 35. It's just a feature and it's fairly common. Jensen Ackles and Patrick J. Adams, just to name a few other young TV stars.
Now go away, troll!
Was it this guy he was sitting with, r125? This is his longtime roommate, actor Steven Booth.
Both supposedly straight, but a (straight male) friend of mine who knows them gets a vibe that there may be more to their relationship than just roommates.
But will Aaron ever be a real star, gay or straight? Time is running out.
R132 He is doing pretty well for some one who is yet to hit 30 mark. Broadway leading man, big feature part in a major movie, and soon to be lead in a tv series. Not many people of his age could do that.
But, R 133, how many people in the country know his name or even pronounce it? That's one mark of a true star.
R134 No, that's one mark of a "household name". As for "true star", then it will depend on how you define it. A true broadway star? I would say he already is. His name has been consistantly appear on bww, broadway.com and playbill.com every few weeks or more frequently for the past two years or so. A true TV star? Wait for Graceland to air I would say. A true movie star? Well I don't think he is quite there yet. He has yet to land a lead role in a film. We'll see what happens.
R130 This Steven Booth guy does look very gay from the picture. He claims to be straight? Are they still living together?
He's straight. He was on Broadway for 7 years and there wasn't a single credibly gay rumor. There's no way that goes undetected in that community. NPH still thought he was straight when he got blown by a guy on the Rent tour.
Is there any credible gossip confirming the existance of a current girlfriend? There must be some if it's true, since there's no need for him to hide it.
Sorry but for someone who is supposedly straight, he did a piss-poor job of it when he was on with Andy Cohen this week. The two of them had quite the vibe.
I've been seeing various reports of Tveit sightings in the city, and I think I've seen him more than once on time square. But not a single one of him with a girl.
"Sorry but for someone who is supposedly straight, he did a piss-poor job of it when he was on with Andy Cohen this week. The two of them had quite the vibe."
I didn't watch the show, but I do think that being flirty with a flirty gay guy (particularly one who can help your career) is probably something many heterosexual male musical theatre actors have in their skill set.
"Sorry but for someone who is supposedly straight, he did a piss-poor job of it when he was on with Andy Cohen this week. The two of them had quite the vibe"
Please don't look to the behavior of any guest of Andy Cohen's as indicative of anything other than their thinking "Why am I booked on this narcissist's program?"
The comments on this thread represent why I never take this shit seriously.
I know him and have worked with him. Totally gay-friendly, totally straight. A total doll. Whether he is a star is another story. That remains to be seen.
He's straight. Trust me.
He's too cute to be straight.
Who is we? You got a turd in your pocket?
One thing I found funny about his Les Miz run is in all his related interviews he never mentioned any of his female co-stars (Hathway, Seyfried, Barks, etc.) while he talked about almost all his male co-stars on set, including those little-known ones.
Didn't his role involve shooting almost exclusively with the male co-stars, r148?
That might be true. Yet other male actors who had similar situation, e.g. Fra Fee, George Blagden and Alistair Brammer, all mentioned the actresses in their interviews at least once. And they didn't get as many interviews as Mr. Tveit did.
How funny like all those posters who claim to know him personally and confirm that he's straight always emphasize how "nice", "kind", "professional" he is in real life... when all I (and most people here I think) wanted to know was whether he's into cocks.
Does anyone know if mlop (false or otherwise) knows Aaron?
From his appearance on the Andy Cohen comedy (half) hour I learned that his last name is not properly pronounce as though a German grandmother were trying to say "tweet."
How is it pronounced, R154, Tvate? Tvite?
Your first spelling looks closest, r155. At least that's what it sounded like to me - like a long "A"
[quote]That might be true. Yet other male actors who had similar situation, e.g. Fra Fee, George Blagden and Alistair Brammer, all mentioned the actresses in their interviews at least once. And they didn't get as many interviews as Mr. Tveit did.
You guys should solve mysteries for living.
All the chat about the actual pronunciation of his last name is at least part of the key reason Aaron cannot become a household name. That's real strike against him.
Oops I've been pronouncing it wrong? I say it like "Tvite." I thought that's how Tom Hooper said it in the Les Miz DVD commentary?
Maybe Andy is wrong and Aaron is just too nice to correct him, r159. But he pronounces it with the long A.
It's very easy to remember: Tveit rhymes with "straight".
Haha, we can also say that the "ei" part is pronounced same as "ay", as in "gay".
This is random but R162 makes me wanting to see Hugh Jackman and Aaron Tveit in a sex scene.
GREAT idea, r165!! I'd love that, too!! Any thoughts on a project in which we could make that happen??
Purely for the acting challenge, though. As you all know, in real life I love eating my insanely hot wife Deb's pussy!
R148 That would lean toward him being heterosexual. Gay men acknowledge women. Heterosexual males look passed them except for sex.
R167 That's not fair to straight guys. Sexual preference doesn't necessarily imply attitude or respect for the opposite gender.
[quote] Heterosexual males look passed them except for sex.
[quote]Heterosexual males look passed them except for sex.
Saw him and the other dude this morning on The Today Show. His pants had very intriging situations. To my eyes he seemed to be having a hard-on in front of camera.
By the way the other dude (Daniel Sunjata?) is quite hot, if only he could dress slightly better.
The reason he can't become a household name is because he just doesn't come across on video. He's gorgeous on the stage but ugly on video. When I saw the preview for Graceland, I was thinking who is this little twerp they cast in the lead and why in the world did they cast him?
He broke a nail while fingering his mussy to Penn Badgley!
Tonight is the premiere of Graceland. Will Aaron wake up a star tomorrow? After all, it's only a summer replacement series.
Uh, there's no such thing as a summer replacement series on cable, you freaking dumbass.
R 175. Don't be so fucking superior. If this was an A class series it would be on in the hot fall or winter hours. Jeezz.
Almost all cable networks launch new series in the summer so they don't have to compete with new episodes of network shows, you botched abortion.
Got through about 15 minutes of Graceland before I had to turn-bored the crap out of me.
The guy suffers from a charisma void. Just totally forgettable. As was his Enjolras. No fire. No passion.
(R 179). Now there's a compliment for sure stardom. Poor Aaron just can't break through the cellophane.
It's funny how many people went home searching him on imdb after seeing Les Miz which resulted in his rank ring up to 12 on Xmas week. That IS some high rank for a featured role. Totally forgettable? Data says otherwise.
(cont.) And for reference, Samantha Barks' imdb rank at that time (highest) was 7. Just in case you hadn't noticed, she had a much bigger part in the film than Tveit had. She also got insane amount of publicity for a couple months while Tveit got basically none. Now if that many people were curious enough to search him afterwards, they sure as hell remember him long enough.
He said in an interview that "he has a girlfriend."
LOL! Yeah, I have lots of "girlfriends" too! This is the thing with these Broadway guys who want to work in other media...they play ball.
Back in the days he used to walk around wearing make-up and being very flirty with his cast mates. I never thought he was hiding that he was gay. But apparently things have changed a lot in the last few years. So into the closet he goes, I guess.
By the way if you are wondering about the make-up, I'm pretty sure there are news photos floating around. There were plenty of those on playbill.com broadway.com and other sites, around 2008~2009, I think. Yes he even wore very feminine make-up to public events. So imagine my surprise when he claims to be straight.
I never saw him until Graceland. He is really very hot! Cute, boy next door looking. I do agree with other posts that his up close face shots, he has some pretty deep crows feet wrinkles around his eyes. Seems strange for a guy only 29. But who knows. I had a room mate in college that was hot as hell but going bald at 20!
It seems like he was poised to be "the next big thing" on Broadway before "Catch Me If You Can" opened -- but then the show flopped and he didn't get a Tony nomination (while his co-star WON!) I saw the show in a touring production and his part definitely could've been a star-making role. What happened?
R 187. And under the radar is pretty much where he sits how many years later?
Not bad, Almost 200 posts that tell us absolutely nothing about Aaron's, ahem, bent.
R187. I saw the touring production in LA and had to say that production SUCKS. Obviously the lack of Norbert Leo Butz has to do with that, but the lead kid just can't MOVE and can barely sing on pitch. I thought Tveit's performance was only "okay" when I saw him on Broadway (like his performance in Next to Normal better), but after seeing the touring production, I think I should have given him more credit. As for the Tony nomination - I think that has to do with some bad luck. Catch Me If You Can happened to be in the same season with Book of Mormon (two very strong male leads!) and The Scottsboro Boys. I personally would choose him over the guy from Priscilla (sorry, can't remember his name) but that has to do with me disliking Priscilla very much. But then Catch Me and BOM would have taken up 4 out of 5 nominations.
R190 I saw it in LA, too. And speaking of "The Scottsboro Boys," I'm seeing that next week at the Ahmanson.
R191. Thanks for the information. Is Aaron Tveit (see thread topic) in that as well?
R192 . I'm not 191 but according to my knowledge, no Aaron Tveit is not in the Scottsboro Boys.
I've now watched two episodes of GRACELAND, and it's a much better show than most of the fluff on USA (second best after SUITS so far). I like the cast, especially Vanessa Ferlito as the savvy, edgy New Yawkah chick.
But this thread is about Aaron Tveit. I continue to adore, cherish, and revere him. He's a good actor, and he's awfully pretty. He looks as if he might be packing, too. He had one scene in boxer shorts, and two where he's walking in street clothes, in which there's more than just a hint of a nice package.
I'd love to see him, Eric Close, and Warren Kole in a nighttime serial drama together next year if the shows they're in don't last. They could be three brothers.
R 194. There's a thread about Graceland (just search for the keyword).
I watched all three episodes, and even though I'm not totally into the show (yet), I do find Tveit's performance quite commendable. A few notches up from his previous TV stints, I think.
It's a shame his character is another typical straight cop guy, though. I was impressed by his performance in Saved! many years ago, in which he portrayed a gay teenager. His performance in Howl (with James Franco) is very impressive as well. I do think he delivers gay characters very well, even though it seems his orientation is still a mystery according to this thread.
R194, Do you mean the play, i.e., the musical version of Saved!? I saw the movie, but have never seen the musical.
I first noticed Aaron in Gossip Girl, which I would have been the DL troll of, if I had been a member when it was on. I had so hoped Trip and Nate would get it on, giving us a Yes, Cousins Do! moment, but it was not to be.
I think I've seen him in everything non-live he's been in. I don't live in NY, so I don't get to see as many plays as I would if I did.
I'll look for the Graceland thread. Thanks.
Yes, I saw the off-broadway production of Saved!. The musical itself is kind of a meh- to me, and the guy who played Dean's boyfriend is not nearly as cute as Aaron. But Aaron delivered a very convincing and sincere performance, especially in the first Act.
Any good shots of Aaron's feets in the second or third episode?
Too boring to watch the badly-written dialogue and stupid scenes, r199. I'm only interested in the show for clear shots of Aaron's gorgeous feets.
He looks beautiful when traumatized.
I've noticed more positive interest in this man that just about anyone else in awhile, and I feel it too. Wonder what it is. He isn't the handsomest by a long shot, but there's something about his moves and expressions that is just HOT. Plus the ass. OMG the ass.
Votes so far are about 99 straight to 1 gay, but the 1 was convincing so I'm going with it.
R202 I agree with you. I think he's good looking but not extrodinarily so. Yet I feel he's crazy attractive every time I see him... especially in person. He isn't even seem to be trying but I just feel oddly aroused, and that's embarrassing. Just those moves and expressions, I don't know.
Any links to screenshots of Aaron's feets?
Aaron is straight. He took his girlfriend to his final 54Below show. She sat with his parents. And she attends his games for the Broadway League (softball)in Central Park.
The accounts of his girlfriend at 54Below are easy to find on tumblr, and the photo of his girlfriend at the game was only taken last week.
he's very gay friendly though. Lots of gay friends and raises money for HIV causes and actors living with it.
He is a hottie. No doubt ;-)
"Aaron is straight. He took his girlfriend to his final 54Below show."
Oh well, that settles it then.
[quote]he's very gay friendly though. Lots of gay friends and raises money for HIV causes and actors living with it.
Excuse me, am I reading it wrong or are you saying that "raising money for HIV causes and actors living with it" is a sign of being gay-friendly?
Don't get me wrong, I do think Broaway Cares is great and I've been a supporter for years. And I know Aaron has been very active in many of its activities and I admire him for that. However, BC is NOT a LGBT-only thing, just as AIDS is not a gay-only thing.
Speaking of his girlfriend, I personally would believe he has one as he himself said so on the WWHL talk show just a few weeks ago. I would easily be convinced if he takes her to some red carpet events. But even then people are still free to gossip and speculate, and I would admit I still enjoy gossips. Welcome to DL tumblr girl.
He has a somewhat nice acting career now including movies so of course he's straight.
If he was gay he would not have been in the Les Misérables feature film. Studios don't use gay actors.
He's dreamy, and probably more talented than your average young male Hollywood star, but I have to say I was disappointed with his performance as Enjolras.
Hearing his rather ordinary tenor fall so short of the vocal and dramatic heights reached by Anthony Warlow or Ramin Karimloo in the role was a real let down.
R208 Wasn't Jonathan Groff once rumored to play Enjolras in Les Miserables? But then it turned out to be Aaron Tveit. Which I think it's a good choice, as Tveit does have stronger vocal than Groff and can pull off a harsher-sterner-cockier manner.
I don't think Tveit is vocally right for Enjolras either. But I prefer him over Ramin, at least perforamnce wise. As much as I love him, I don't think Ramin come across as the role of Enjolras as Victor Hugo depicted. He's too outrightly passionate almost to a point of fanatic, while Tveit and Warlow portrayed the cold/passionate combination much much better. Another thing is Enjolras is supposed to be blond.
Anyway, I think they probably have trouble finding an young male actor (20-something) with the right appearance (blond, very very handsome and somewhat [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool]), singing ability and vocal range (all the high notes), demeanor (charisma of a young student leader), acting skills and on-screen experience. The look is probably the hardest part. Of the recent and current West End/Broadway/US tour casts for Enjolras, I really can't think of one that fits the bill.
He was on Kelly and Michael yesterday, and Kelly just kept mentioning how he smelled like Neil Patrick Harris again and again. I laughed so hard that my roommate thought I was crazy.
I for one would like to know what NPH and AT smell like, R211.
reply @ 207
Apologies, I worded that completely wrong. I just meant that yes, Aaron is a straight man, but but he also has no issues with gay people either. A lot of gay friends, and he supports the community (not just re HIV) but the whole LGBT community. Seems like a decent guy. And he could be bi, I don't know..but for the moment he has a girlfriend.
Apologies again if my earlier comment upset anyone.
R212 Second this. I have the impression that NPH likes AT a lot, even though I don't really know where I got that.
If I can't look like them, at least I can smell like them, R214.
Is NPH Jewish, does anyone know? I've never known anyone named Harris who wasn't, but still.
R215, no, NPH is not jewish as far as I know. I was laughing because I thought by emphasizing how they smell alike, Kelly accidentally made the implication that Aaron might just rolled out of NPH's bed ( the show was in the early morning). I should probably get my mind out of the gutter.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...........now I get it. Thanks, R211.
That whistling sound is the whole thing sailing right over my head.
[quote]I've never known anyone named Harris who wasn't, but still.
E. Lynn Harris
You're right, E. Lynn. But I never really knew you (or your jimmie).
R214 You've probably seen NPH's tweets about AT being robbed of Tony nominations for Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can.
Aaron had a star-making role in "Next to Normal" several years ago & was featured twice on that year's Tony Award Show. He was sensational in "Next to Normal." But, nothing he has been offered/accepted since has been close to that role, including "Graceland."
R221 Yet he didn't even get a Tony nod. It puzzled me forever how Dad in Billy Elliot could won the best featured actor in a musical. I would easily choose Gabe (Tveit) or Michael in Billy Elliot over him any day.
Um, I'm not Jewish.
NPH also cast Aaron in the Hollywood Bowl performances of Rent.
R216 LOL, I haven't thought about that. I think he said they smelled alike because the stylist put a lot of hair product on his head that morning. And I was thinking, "don't you think your hair is too short to use a lot of hair product?"
I missed the first part of the show. But apparently he leg wrestled with Michael Strahan during commercial break.
"But apparently he leg wrestled with Michael Strahan during commercial break."
Was he barefoot??
R227 Unfortunately, no. I enjoyed that scene nontheless. This pic was posted on the show's facebook page:
Oh, I thought you were referring to a scene on "Graceland", r226. (I didn't recognize Strahan's name.)
R225 That's what I thought, too. While I don't seriously think he got NPH scent by spending the night with him (lol), the hair product thing sounds like a shady excuse. Anyway I think he looks hotter with short hair, wish he keeps this hair cut for a while longer.
Has he seen Michael Arden's nude pics?
R231 Link please? Greatly appreciated. (And what's the story between Michael's nude pics and Aaron?)
[quote]I missed the first part of the show. But apparently he leg wrestled with Michael Strahan during commercial break.
Do you have a video of this? I looked at their facebook page, they posted some video clips from the show, but only a picture of Tveit & Strahan leg wrestle.
Interesting take on Ramin Karimloo's Enjolras, R210.
I quite liked his 'hot-blooded' interpretation of the role, but you are right that coldness combined with revolutionary passion is the essence of Hugo's character. I suppose that marble blond beauty is a part of that, but I don't think that means a non-blonde actor can't play the role.
Warlow wasn't blond. I was lucky enough to see him in the Sydney production in 1988 when I was 14. He was extraordinarily beautiful in both looks and voice at the time - the perfect Enjolras, IMO.
I don't think the writing of Enjolras in the musical supports coldness, so why try to play against the writing? If that's what Tveit was trying to do, it just came out boring. I don't particularly care how Hugo described the characters. I would have preferred a singer with more legit balls to his sound than Tveit has.
R231. Forget Michael Arden, just like everyone has. He hasn't even seen Bobby Steggert's photos, and those are something to behold.
R209 In fact, Warlow was blond at that time. But the original productions decided to use a dark-haird wig for the role of Enjolras. So even though Michael Maguire (OBC) and Anthony Warlow were both blond, they wore wigs on stage. I think they mentioned in some early interviews that they think the dark-haired wig looks more "romantic." I like Warlow very much, too. He's the perfect stage Enjolras to me, too bad he didn't leave nearly enough video footages in that role. He's got the coldness and passion quite well combined. If there's any doubt that I have with regard whether he would have made a perfect Enjolras on film - is my concern on his on-screen performance. And while I think he's extremely handsome, he still came of a bit too masculine to me (same with Michael Maguire).
R235 It's all about interpretation. If you watch video clips of Warlow in that role, you can see how coldness could be done, and beautifully so. Not to mention there's a big difference between film and stage, both in format and in writing. And apparently Tom Hooper and the creators were trying to do something in between the stage musical and the book. It's fine if you don't care how Hugo described the characters, but unfortunately those script writers and directors apparently do. So do many of the audience (like me). The role Enjolras definitely has some unique qualities and complexities. If people only want to see some typical hot-blooded, strong-willed, strong-voiced, super masculine young revolutionary leader, then so many other stories are out there with that kind of characters. In my opinion, that's even more boring for how mundane, stereotyped, and predictable it is.
R234 And oh, I forgot to mention the evolution of the role over the year - the wig, for one, has changed from the almost black colored wig tied up in the back in the 1980s (OLC, OBC, OAC) to long curly blond (recent productions: Jon Robyns (UK), Jeremy Hays(US), Daniel Diges(Spain), Christopher Jacobsen(UK), etc.) Some other aspects have changed over the years as well.
How did we get to a list of no-name Enjolrases? Oh my.
Anthony Warlow is a much better and hotter Enjolras.
I know I want to chug on his cock and slobber on his hole.
R226 I saw the story on bww and it's great. Nothing beats a cute guy in a compromising position.
[quote]I saw the story on bww
R243 Broadway World. They wrote a news article on Tveit's leg wrestle game on TV. In fact, I think they reports on evrything he does publicly.
Aaron Tveit is a looker. He has beautiful hair, could be the Breck Boy.
His torso was the best thing in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
R250. Which tells you how truly lousy Catch Me If You Can was!
Just wondering if anybody knows anything about this pic. It was posted on tumblr with caption along the line "In his college years when he was still fun and gay". The post was promptly removed (PR work?), but it's an interesting pic.
He looks quite different in that R252 I had to double check to convince myself that's really him. How old is the photo?
Ha closeted case, yet another.
Not sure about that, it was posted at least half a year ago and it's been there until the account (which posts mostly young twinks) got cracked down with the new tumblr family-friendly policy. His PR doesn't seem to be all that efficient. Or that photo is not quite enough to suggest his orientation (he's had girlfriends and all).