Broadway darling Aaron Tveit kicks off 2018 with a double dose of Lincoln Center. First—as part of the New York Philharmonic's special event New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway—he joins Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes, and conductor Bramwell Tovey for a celebration of Bernstein favorites, including songs from West Side Story, On the Town, and Wonderful Town. Then, on February 9, he makes his American Songbook debut in the iconic Appel Room with a high-energy evening of musical theater signatures, songbook standards, pop covers, and more. As he prepares for these two Lincoln Center appearances, we asked Tveit to share his resolutions for the new year.
I fall under the "do not make New Year's resolutions" side. As an actor, my life is very regimented, anyway. I find that I’m quite a person of routine, and a lot of those routines are about maintaining my health in a certain way, so maybe a typical New Year's resolution—I kind of try to do that all year.
There have been little things, like, for instance, a couple of years ago when I was at a New Year's party I was like, "Why am I at this party? I didn't want to come to this party," and I said, "Next year, I’m going to be on a mountain." And I was. So that was nice. That was a bit of a resolution.
As actors, we don't know what the next thing is and it's hard to make concrete statements like "I'm going to do this," or "I want to do this," when so much is unknown.
I just try to be ready for whatever happens and to kind of remain malleable. And I do tend to take a moment, as the New Year is starting, to reflect on those things. So I don't know if that's necessarily a resolution, but it’s a bit of a tradition that I do for myself.
I try to be a little Zen about it. Try to say, "Okay, here comes another one, and hopefully it will be as good as the last. Or better."