Aaron Tveit Gets His First Tony Award and feels “So Privileged”

Aaron Tveit at the 2021 Tony Awards. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

This site can be AudioEye enabled and being optimized to be accessible. Furthermore, web-based personalization tools are available through the AudioEye Toolbar that can be activated via the Accessibility Statement link in this web page. A moment of history is in the making! Aaron Tveit’s victory in the 2021 Tony Awards was unprecedented -it took it took a long time to come.

Tveit, who is 37 years old Gossip Girl co-star was the sole nominee to be considered for the award of the award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical on September 26. However, she needed to win at minimum 60 percent of Tony people’s decisions. The group had the choice to choose Tveit or choose not to vote for one else to win the prize within the category.

Tveit’s victory for his performance for his role in Moulin Rouge! The Musical was not a guarantee — and he acknowledged the award in grateful. In his time of expressing his gratitude to his colleagues, family, friends and others on the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City The Les Miserables star was overcome by emotion when he brought home his initial Tony Award of his 15-year Broadway career.

“We are so privileged to get to do this, to be on Broadway, to perform live theater,” he said, unable to keep his tears from leaking out. “Let’s continue to strive to tell stories that represent the many and not the few, by the many and not the few, for the many and not the few.”

He was New York native made his debut on the Great White Way in 2006 as Link Larkin in Hairspray after acting as the character in a touring show. The actor later was seen as Fiyero as Fiyero in Wicked and later went to play the character as Gabe as Gabe in Next to Normal, which was first shown in Broadway in April of 2009. The groundbreaking production was nominated for 11 Tony nominations, Tveit didn’t receive an individual nomination.

This season, Tveit thought about the particular circumstances that resulted in the debut Tony nomination for his performance as Christian as Christian in Moulin Rouge! The character was played by Ewan McGregor in the film of 2001 on which the musical was based.

“It’s not something I thought or expected or had ever seen or heard before, but I was very happy that the Tonys committee decided to go ahead with the awards for this year,” the Schmigadoon! actor revealed to Broadway News of his nod in January. “I believe it’s true that the Tony Awards are a celebration of the community and I thought it was some encouragement for everyone when they were presented. … Then for me personally, it was absolutely thrilled.”

He added in the same breath, “The Tonys are a staple. I’ve had personal down-and-up experiences in previous shows, for me, it seemed like the most perfect thing in the world.” Via US Magazine

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