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From an early age, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) knew he wanted to be a part of the FBI. Young, ambitious and gifted, this hotshot agent has a mind for the job and his eyes on the upper ranks of the bureau. After graduating first in his class from Quantico, Mike was sent to Graceland to train under Paul Briggs. The young agent took to the undercover life quickly, but it turned out there was more to his assignment, and his training officer, than anyone could have guessed. Mike’s investigation eventually put him at odds with his own housemates and very nearly cost him his life, but when the dust finally settled, Mike had taken down a major player in the LA gang scene and was headed back to DC with a new assignment as the special assistant to the deputy director and a reputation as a rock star.
Mike remains as ambitious as ever, but after squandering his political capital on an operation that hasn’t panned out, the climb up the company ladder has begun to look mighty long from behind his desk. So when Briggs asks Mike for some help on an operation, Mike jumps at the chance to make another big play in the field, even if it means putting himself in harm’s way. Now, Mike is back at Graceland. And while he’s welcomed back with open arms, Graceland has changed since he left, and Mike’s return soon stirs up unfinished business and long-simmering resentments. But Mike is different too, and the new Agent Warren isn’t above blurring the lines – or using his former housemates - if it means getting the job done and furthering his career…
Aaron Tveit stars as rookie FBI Agent Mike Warren on USA Network's new hour-long drama series, GRACELAND, premiering Thursday, June 25th at 10/9c.
Most recently, Tveit filmed "Les Miserables," where he co-starred as the student revolutionary "Enjolras." "Les Miserables" was directed by Tom Hooper and also stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.
Tveit starred on Broadway in "Catch Me If You Can," originating the role of Frank Abagnale, Jr., portrayed in the Spielberg film by Leonardo DiCaprio. Additionally he created the role of "Gabe" in the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical, "Next to Normal" which he developed Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre, Arena Stage, and debuted on Broadway.
He has received numerous honors for his work in theatre including the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in "Next to Normal" and the Actors Equity Association, Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actor. Nominations included Distinguished Performance from the Drama League; Best Male Dancer from the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards; and Outstanding Featured Actor from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, all for his work in "Catch Me If You Can." In addition to "Wicked" and "Hairspray" on Broadway, he starred in the national tours of "Hairspray" and "Rent," reprising his role in the latter for the Hollywood Bowl production directed by Neil Patrick Harris. He is featured on the cast recordings for "Catch Me If You Can" and "Next to Normal."
Tveit can also be seen in films "Premium Rush," "Howl" and "Ghost Town" as well as on television in "The Good Wife," "Body Of Proof," "Ugly Betty," "Law & Order: SVU," and as Trip Van der Bilt on "Gossip Girl."