Aaron Tveit to close out 2022-2023 MIAC Live Series

Bella Lee, Staff writer

This year’s MIAC Live series is drawing to a close with one of the most anticipated performances of the year. On May 3, Broadway superstar Aaron Tveit will make his debut at the Performing Arts Center.

He’s especially well-known for his performance in “Moulin Rouge: The Musical,” with other Broadway credits including “Wicked,” “Hairspray,” and “Rent,” as well as “Catch Me If You Can” and “Next to Normal.”

He also has some impressive TV credits. In July 2021, he was seen in Apple TV+’s new series “Schmigadoon!” opposite Cecily Strong, Keegan Michael-Key, Alan Cumming, and Kristin Chenoweth and he currently appears in season two.

He also appeared in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Stories” and Audible and Broadway Video’s podcast “Hit Job,” alongside Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson.

Additionally, Tveit has been seen on TV in “Graceland,” “Braindead,” “Grease: Live,” “The Good Fight,” “Gossip Girl,” “Ugly Betty,” “The Good Wife,” and “Law and Order: SVU.” His movie credits include “Les Misérables,” “Out of the Blue,” “Created Equal,” “Howl,” and “Ghost Town.”

Tveit has received numerous honors for his work in theatre, including the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in “Next to Normal” and the Actors Equity Association Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actor.

Nominations included Distinguished Performance from the Drama League, Best Male Dancer from the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and Outstanding Featured Actor from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, all for his work in “Catch Me if You Can.”

The excitement for this performance is clearly through the roof, as it is already sold out and attendees are slated to be here from 25 states as well as Canada, Mexico and Australia.

“I became a massive fan after that, and did some good social media scouring, and found he does lots of live concerts like this, and it became my mission to see one,” said Emily Liebenberg of San Diego, who is traveling to this performance and saw Tveit three times during his run in “Moulin Rouge: The Musical.”

“After the Covid shutdowns and feeling trapped at home for so long, I renewed my determination to get out there and have adventures! And what better adventure is there than to travel for live music by a fantastic artist? I am really excited to see Aaron perform live just as himself and not part of a bigger show,” said Liebenberg.

“The Aaron Tveit concert is an exceptional example, but patrons routinely travel from other states to attend our performances,” said Brett Johnson, Ph.D., artistic director of MIAC. “For example, we had ticket holders from Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania at Betty Buckley’s September 2022 concert. We are definitely developing a national profile.”

While this performance is sold out, the box office will open at 6 p.m. the day of if you want the chance at snagging a ticket via the cancellation line.