Aaron Tveit or Aaron Kyle Tveit (born New York, 1983) is an American theatre and film actor originally from Middletown, New York. 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. 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. In July 2007 Tveit played Matt in the Barrington Stage Company's Calvin Berger. In June 2008, Tveit began performances as Fiyero in Wicked.
Tveit appeared alongside Ricky Gervais as a young anesthesiologist in the film Ghost Town. He also made appearances on the CW series Gossip Girl as Trip Van Der Bilt, the cousin of Nate Archibald. He appeared in the television series Ugly Betty for one episode, entitled "All the World's a Stage". He portrayed Zachary Boule, Betty's boyfriend.
Tveit plays Frank Abagnale Jr in the Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can, opening on April 10, 2011. For this role he was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and the Fred Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer on Broadway.
Tveit appeared in Rob Epstein's Howl, a biopic about the Allen Ginsberg poem and the controversy and trial that ensued after its publication. Tveit played Peter Orlovsky, Ginsberg's longtime partner, opposite James Franco.
Tveit is set to appear on Gossip Girl in 2010 for at least 11 episodes. He appeared as a guest star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on April 21, 2010 as Jan, an animal loving, yoga instructor who is questioned about the death of his girlfriend.