“We are so privileged to get to do this, to be on Broadway, to have a life in the theater,” he said in his acceptance speech. “Let’s continue to strive to tell the stories that represent the many and not the few, by the many and not the few, for the many and not the few. Because what we do changes people’s lives. It changes people’s minds. It changes people’s hearts. We can change the world with this. Let’s not forget that. This means more to me than I can ever say.”
Tveit has had an extensive career in Broadway and on the screen. He played Frank Abagnale Jr. in the Broadway production of “Catch Me If You Can” in 2011. The next year, he played Enjolras, leader of the student revolutionary group in the film adaptation of “Les Misérables.” He later played the role of Mike Warren on the television show “Graceland” for several years.
And he wasn’t the only Bomber to take part in an award-winning production. Jonathan Burke ’08 was an actor in “The Inheritance,” which took home the Best Play award. Sam Schloegel ‘16 served as an associate sound designer and sound programmer for the production.
A musical theatre grad, Burke has acted in several roles in the show — such as Young Man 5, Toby's agent and Charles Wilcox — which is an exploration of gay history, set a generation after the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s.