"I still can't wrap my head around that, to be completely honest," Tveit said in a recent interview with Playbill.com. "It's an incredible thing. My hometown is awesome, and I still have a lot of pride there. I'm still very much still tied there."
The street naming coincides with a grand opening for the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Aug. 31. The medical school, which began classes July 30, is in the former Horton Hospital building, where Tveit was born.
The actor, who has performed on Broadway in Hairspray, Wicked, Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can, as well as the movie musical "Les Miserables," will be the keynote speaker at the event. The portion of South Street, located near the Paramount Theatre where Tveit performed when he was a high school student, will be named Aaron Tveit Way.
"It's just utterly mind-blowing," Tveit said. "I never would have expected that in a million years. I'm so grateful and flattered.
"My friends, my family are getting a huge kick out of it," he continued. "I'm getting a huge kick out of it. I'm sure I'll be catching a lot of fantastic ribbing from my friends about it, which is great."