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Aaron Tveit is an American theater 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 and opened the doors for more roles to come. 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. 2008 proved to be a busy year for the actor. He starred as Gabe in the off-Broadway production of the musical Next to Normal, which ran from January 16 through March 16 at the Second Stage Theatre. Next to Normal's off-Broadway run garnered Tveit a nomination for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor. He was next seen as Dean in the musical version of the film Saved!, which ran for a limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons in June. Later that month, Tveit began performances as Fiyero in Wicked. He starred alongside notable West End star Kerry Ellis, who played Elphaba. He then left the role in November in order to reprise his role in the Arena Stage production of Next to Normal, for which he was awarded the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Non-Resident Production. Tveit returned to Wicked on January 2009, only to leave once again for the Broadway opening of Next to Normal, which began previews in late March and officially opened on April 15. Tveit's performance as Gabe earned him the Clarence Derwent Award from the Actors' Equity Association. Tveit left Next to Normal on June 6, 2009 to prepare for Catch Me If You Can, where he played Frank Abagnale Jr.. The musical was performed at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from July 23 through August 16, 2009. Tveit returned to Next to Normal on September 7. He performed his final performance on January 3, 2010. His replacement was Kyle Dean Massey, who remained with the show until it closed on January 16, 2011, after a total of 733 performances. Tveit acted on the silver screen alongside Ricky Gervais as a young anesthesiologist in the motion picture Ghost Town. He also made appearances on the CW's hit series Gossip Girl as Trip Van der Bilt, the cousin of Nate Archibald. 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. 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, and then again on September 28, 2011 as Stevie Harris, a junkie who accuses his well-respected former basketball coach of sexual abuse. Tveit reprised his lead role of Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me if You Can on Broadway. The show began 32 previews on Mar 11, 2011, opened April 10, 2011, and closed September 4, 2011, with a total of 166 performances. 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. He was also featured in the April 2011 Vanity Fair magazine for his role in Catch Me if You Can. He is currently playing the role of Enjolras in the film production of Les Misérables, which is due to be released for Christmas, 2012. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.