Recently, the Fox TV special Grease: Live drew a whopping 12.2 million viewers, pleasing critics and generating lots of tweets from celebs such as Anna Kendrick, Darren Criss and Rebel Wilson. One big reason for the mania: Aaron Tveit, who's generating much buzz for his performance as bad boy Danny Zuko.
Tveit's star is primed to rise, but few realise we've been watching this performer over the past few years. The 32-year-old starred opposite James Franco as American poet and actor Peter Orlovsky in the indie movie, Howl; he played Leo DiCaprio's Frank Abagnale Jr character in the musical version of Catch Me If You Can; and he took on various roles including Roger Davis in the musical production Rent. He's also appeared on TV shows such as The Good Wife, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Ugly Betty.
His most recent film role was that of revolution leader Enjolras in the film adaptation of Les Miserables. Next up: roles in movies such as Undrafted co-starring Chace Crawford and Big Sky, a thriller featuring Bella Thorne and Kyra Sedgwick. Broadway darling, rising star and newly-minted pin-up - we can't wait to see more of Tveit.
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