Born in New Zealand and trained at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Hayden Tee is acclaimed for his work as Performer, Director and Recording Artist in Theatre, Concert and Cabaret throughout New Zealand, Australia, the U.K and the U.S.
Since locating to the USA in 2010 Hayden has appeared in a number of productions including originating the role of Jack Worthing in the new Gordon/Gruska musical Being Earnest, playing Edward Rutledge in 1776, Cinderellas Prince/ Wolf in Into the Woods (Director Susan V. Booth, Alliance Theater co), King Arthur in Camelot (dir. Ted Pappas, Pittsburgh Public Theatre), Freddy Einsford Hill In My Fair Lady (dir. Charles Repole, North Shore Music Theatre) and Captain Hook / Mr Darling in Peter Pan (dir. Michael Lichtefeld). Hayden recently played the role of Jack in the new musical version of The Importance of Being Earnets titled Being Earnest written by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska at the New Works festival in CA under the direction of Robert Kelly.
Hayden appeared as Marius in the 20th anniversary West-end production of Les Miserables (dir. John Caird / Trevor Nunn, London UK), Thomas Andrews in Titanic: The Musical (dir. John Diedrich, Sydney AUS) (A.T Award nom.), Professor Bhaer in Little Women The Musical, (dir; Stuart Maunder, York Theatre, Kookaburra, AUS) (Glugg Award), Lt. Joe Cable in South Pacific (dir. Joanne Robinson, Adelaide AUS)(A.T.G Award nom), the tours of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (dir. Darren Yap, AUS), Songs for a New World (dir. Peter Cousens, AUS), The Wizard of Oz (dir. Nancye Hayes, AUS) and created the role of Cuddlepie in the workshop of The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (dir. Neil Armfield, Sydney AUS).
Hayden made his Opera debut in 2007 appearing in the Australian production of Dead Man Walking (dir. Nigel Jaimeson, State Theatre, Sydney AUS) in the lead tenor role of Father Grenville. He has toured internationally as Simon Stride and standby Jekyll and Hyde in Jekyll and Hyde (dir; John Diedrich, Sth KR/TWN), Freddy Einsford-Hill in Opera Australia’s production of My Fair Lady (dir; Stuart Maunder, NZ), Bustopher Jones / Gus / Growltiger in Cats (dir. Trevor Nunn / Joanne Robinson, Sth KR) and Grumio in Kiss Me Kate (dir. Elric Hooper, NZ).
Hayden ranked in the top twelve of the 2005 BBC Voice of Musical Theatre (Cardiff UK) and in 2003, received considerable praise for his satirical tonight show The Muftee Show, which played for twelve months in Australia, featuring guest appearances from some of the top names in Australian and American show business. In 2002, Hayden won the New York Award at the Sydney Cabaret Convention, which led to him performing in prestigious cabaret venues across New Zealand, Australia, England and several of the top cabaret rooms in The United States. At this time, he released his self-titled CD which was selected as one of the five best male CDs of that year by Cabaret Hotline Online, while in 2009 he released his second album Generation whY? LIVE.
Hayden's credits as a Director include Godspell (CMRI, Sydney AUS), The Magic Flute (Sydney AUS) and A42A3 for the Short, Sweet and Song Festival (Sydney AUS) which also won the Peoples Choice Award.
Hayden is currently appearing as Javert in the new Cameron Mackintosh 25th Anniversary production of Les Miserables in Australia.