Aaron Tveit, who stars in the Broadway musical “Moulin Rouge!” said Monday that he had 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,” Tveit said on Instagram.
Tveit is the first Broadway star to publicly speak out about testing positive for the virus. Actor Gavin Creel, who was starring in “Waitress” on the West End, said on the Actors Fund live stream Sunday that he was “pretty sure” he had coronavirus and that other members of the musical had tested positive.
A Broadway usher was previously reported to test positive for COVID-19.
Tveit said he was tested last Monday and received the results today. He described his symptoms as “very mild,” with a cold and no fever and a loss of taste and smell.
“Moulin Rouge!” canceled its matinee on March 12, a few hours before Broadway theaters were ordered to close.