Aaron Tveit takes the stage as the last MIAC performer of the year


Aaron Tveit will perform to a sold-out crowd in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Megan McKay, staff writer

Aaron Tveit is coming to Mercyhurst, and students won’t want to miss the chance to see this star live. Tveit is an American actor and singer performing May 3 in
the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center 7:30–9 pm. Tveit is originally from Middletown, NY, and went to Ithaca College, but it was before that he was already starting his professional career, joining the national tour of “Rent.” To this day, Tveit still performs on Broadway and in Hollywood TV series. His performance here at Mercyhurst will be a set list of cover songs, Grease soundtracks, and his personal solo album, “The Radio in My Head: Live at 54 Below.” Having a Broadway star singing at Mercyhurst is a fantastic but rare opportunity, especially for a celebrity like Tveit with many accolades. He is famously known for his
lead role in the “Moulin Rouge, The Musical” stage adaptation. He is still cast in it and has earned a Tony award and Outer Critics Circle awards for his role as Christian. Other Broadway credits include “Wicked,” “Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Next to Normal” (HelenHayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance). Television audiences know him from the Apple TV+ series “Schmigadoon,” the USA network series “Graceland,” the CBS comic thriller “Brain dead,” and the FOX musical “Grease: Live.” His film credits include “Les Misérables,” in which he portrayed the character Enjolras alongside Anne Hathaway,
Hugh Jackman, and Russell Crowe. Tveit also had a recurring role in the hit drama series “Gossip Girl.” He has won many prominent awards, including Best Actor at the Sunscreen Film Festival, MTV’s Best Musical Moment in Grease, and Favorite Leading Actor at the Broadway Audience Awards. Tveit is a very talented singer, as his show sold out in record time, but fans may be able to get tickets before the show still. Mercyhurst students may still be able to request a FREE ticket by bringing their ID to the PAC box office during regular business hours (Tuesday-Thursday, 12–5 p.m., and 90 minutes before ticketed events at the performance venue). MIAC Director Dr. Brett Johnson stated, “The geographical vastness of our audience for Tveit’s concert is a testament to his astonishing talent and devoted fan base and how the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts &Culture has become a premier destination for world-class performing arts experiences.”
The demand for seeing Tveit outside of Broadway is high given his level of success as people from over 25 different states will be attending; his influence on the performing industry anointed titles as “Broadway’s Favorite Boyfriend,” and his devoted fanbase has drawn a significant amount of attention to the performance.
Fans who can get tickets can expect a great show, as Tveit mentioned to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “I do realize you kind of have to play the hits a little bit,” he said. “When I go to see an artist, there are four or five songs I always want to hear. I definitely try to center things around what I know people know me for.” Wednesday night will not disappoint as the Broadway, Hollywood, and Mercyhurst community all come together for an exceptional display of talent by Aaron Tveit