Musician Aaron Tveit is receiving high praise for his performance of the American national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner on Oct. 3 at Yankee Stadium last week. Prior to the New York Yankees game against the Minnesota Twins, Tveit asked the spectators to join him in singing the anthem and the majority of the crowd joined him.
However it just wasn't the fans who sang the anthem. The Yankees and Twins players did as well. Unlike what has been seen in the National Football League in recent weeks, there was clear patriotism by the athletes who participated in the contest. Social media posts gave high praise to all of the participants involved.
Tveit is a 33 year old actor who has performed on Broadway in the shows Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can. He was also part of the movie Les Miserables, which won the award for best sound mixing at the 2013 Academy Awards, and at Elsie Fest in New York in 2015.
Tveit also obviously gave the New York Yankees energy. Even though the Yankees got off to a tough start as the Twins scored three runs in the top of the first inning, the Yankees marched back with three runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 8-4 victory. The Yankees got home runs from Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge.