In a statement released by Fox announcing the casting, Tveit said, “I’m thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in re-imagining this classic and beloved musical. Playing Danny Zuko is a dream role and I can’t wait to be a part of all the fun that comes along with performing on live television.”
Television aside, Tveit also boasts some impressive stage credits. The actor has appeared in a number of Broadway shows, including Wicked, Next To Normal, and Catch Me If You Can. With a resume like that, something tells us he’s definitely got what it takes to fill John Travolta’s shoes as the next Danny Zuko!
Fox’s Grease: Live is set to air on Jan. 31, 2016.