Aaron Tveit is taking over for John Travolta as Danny Zuko in FOX’s ‘Grease: Live,’ so how do these two hunks measure up to each other? Check out our gallery of pics now!
Aaron Tveit, 32, is your new Danny Zuko in Grease:Live, but John Travolta, 61, will always be known as the man who made the role famous. Aaron and John’s careers are totally different, but you’ll be surprised that these two share an awesome connection. Here’s everything you need to know!
Both John and Aaron have enjoyed major music success. John has released a number of albums over the course of his career, including Travolta Fever, soundtracks and albums with his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John. He also starred in Over Here! on Broadway. However, John’s music career catapulted when he starred as Danny in 1978’s Grease. He also showed off his singing skills as Edna Turnblad in 2007’s Hairspray.
On the other hand, Aaron has had wild success on Broadway. Both he and John actually share a Hairspray connection. Aaron made his Broadway debut as Hairspray’s Link Larkin in 2006. Aaron also starred as Fiyero in Wicked, Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can. His biggest role musically has been Enjolras in 2012’s Les Miserables.
In addition to Broadway, Aaron is mostly known for his television roles. He notably recurred as Tripp van der Bilt on Gossip Girl and guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit twice. He got the lead role of Mike Warren in the FBI drama Graceland in 2013.
John is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. He got his start on TV’s Welcome Back Kotter, before transitioning into movies. John’s biggest movies include Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Urban Cowboy, Look Who’s Talking and Carrie. He’s been nominated for two Oscars for his roles in Pulp Fiction and Saturday Night Fever. John is returning to TV in 2016 as Robert Shapiro in The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
John praised Aaron in a recent interview and thinks he’s going to do a fabulous job as Danny. “From what I can tell, he’s got the talent,” Travolta told The Insider at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards. “He’s able to sing and dance, and I’m sure he’s gonna do a great job.”
HollywoodLifers, who do you think is going to be your favorite Danny? Are you pumped for Grease: Live? Let us know!