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.