Broadway star Aaron Tveit tests positive for coronavirus, Gavin Creel 'pretty sure' he has virus

Billie Rama
March 23, 2020 - 3:22 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two of Broadway's leading men say they have coronavirus.

Actor Aaron Tveit who currently stars in Moulin Rouge! announced Monday that he had tested positive COVID-19.

Hey everyone. I just wanted to update you all that I’ve found out that I’ve tested positive for Covid-19. I’ve been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12th, and I’m feeling much better. I consider myself extremely lucky that my symptoms have been very mild - cold like with no fever - as so many are experiencing much more serious symptoms, because this is a very dangerous virus. One thing I have been experiencing is the loss of taste and smell, which I think is a big sign for people who are otherwise asymptotic. I was tested last Monday, and just found out the results, however, I have been taking this situation extremely seriously, even before I was tested. I want everyone to realize that this can affect anyone. And even if you aren’t feeling sick or showing drastic symptoms - please take heed, stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see everyone at the theater again soon. And I wanted to post this with a picture of Miles because, they’re loving all this extra time at home with their Humans!

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In an Instagram post, Tveit, 36, said he has been in quarantine since Broadway went dark on March 12, and that he's feeling much better.

On Sunday night, Tony-award winner Gavin Creel said he was "pretty sure" he has coronavirus.

Gavin Creel
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Creel made the announcement on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" which broadcast live for one night only to raise money for The Actor's Fund charity.

Creel recently starred in "Waitress" in London and said, "I haven't been officially tested, but I was doing Waitress in London and a bunch of our cast has fallen sick from it. One of my castmates did test the same day that I was starting to have symptoms, and she's positive and we were together the whole time."

He emphasized that the cast member who tested positive was not Sara Bareilles - his co-star in London and composer of the show.

Creel said he was feeling better and has been quarantined in his upstate New York home.

Rosie's broadcast raised more than $500,000 for the Actor's Fund.