Stars Under Our Noses: Ten Broadway Leading Men Overdue for a Tony Nomination

By Ben Rimalower
15 Mar 2014



Aaron Tveit

Aaron Tveit (aarontveit.net)

Aaron Tveit (pronounced "tuh-VAYT" rhyming with fate) has recently been absent from the theatre, focusing his efforts on high-profile film and television projects such as the 2012 film "Les Miserables" and the USA network hit, "Graceland." Regardless, his time on Broadway was well spent and his "egregiously overlooked" performances in Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can (along with replacement turns in Hairspray and Wicked) have ignited a level of fan excitement not seen on Broadway since Michael Crawford mesmerized audiences with "The Music of the Night." More than a matinee idol, Tveit has shown compelling acting chops and the ability to carry a show. His dynamic solo album, "The Radio In My Head" (recorded live during his sold-out triumph at 54 Below), is a teasing reminder of the Broadway star we're missing on the boards.

(Ben Rimalower is the author and original star of the critically acclaimed Patti Issues. Read Playbill.com's coverage of the solo show here. Visit him at benrimalower.com and follow @benrimalower on Twitter.)