‘Gossip Girl’ and Broadway Vet Aaron Tveit Joins ‘Les Misérables’

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Aaron TveitTom Hooper’s Les Misérables has roped in another talented player to join its tsunami of a cast. Now, when you consider the existing players of Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Eddie Redmayne, you might cringe a little at the idea of the role of Enjolras being filled by a Gossip Girl star. But cringe no further! Aaron Tveit is no slouch when it comes to musical theater.

Tveit may be recognizable foremost as Gossip Girl‘s Trip van der Bilt (and it doesn’t help that his character has the Gossip Girliest name imaginable), but he also has roots in Broadway acting. Tveit starred in Wicked, Next to Normal and the theatrical production of Catch Me if You Can. Tveit has shown artistic prowess on screen as well, having starred opposite James Franco in the Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl.

In Les Mis, Enjolras is the leader of the student revolution that is central to the musical’s story. Along with the aforementioned actors, Tveit joins Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Swift in Hooper’s developing adaptation of the musical.

Source: THR

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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