Hayden Tee One of Melbourne’s Hottest Musical Stars

New Zealander Hayden Tee is one of Melbourne’s East End Theatre district’s hottest stars, playing Javert in Les Misérables, which then tours Australia over the next 20 months.

Tee, who is based in New York, says he’s living the dream and a life a far cry from his hometown, Maungaturoto – a little place in Northland.

“It’s literally playing dress ups and make believe for a living – it’s amazing,” Tee says.

Growing up, Tee expected to be a farmer, but ended up training as an actor at NIDA in Sydney.

Tee has appeared in nine US productions including Camelot (King Arthur), 1776 (Rutledge), Into the Woods (Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince) and originated the role of Jack in the new musical Being Earnest. Other international credits include: Les Misérables (Marius) London, Cats (Gus) and leads in Australian productions of Titanic, South Pacific, Little Women and Dead Man Walking.

The Melbourne season runs until 20 December.

Original article by Jesse Peach, 3 News, October 28, 2014.

Tags: 1776  3 News  Being Earnest  Camelot  cats  Dead Man Walking  Hayden Tee  Into the Woods  Les Miserables  Little Women  Maungaturoto  Melbourne  NIDA  South Pacific  Titanic  

Elizabeth Knox’s Masterpiece Lands US Publisher

Elizabeth Knox’s Masterpiece Lands US Publisher

Following a glowing review on Washington Post-owned online magazine, Slate, Wellington author Elizabeth Knox, 60, closed a deal for American and Canadian publication with Viking Penguin for her novel, The Absolute…