Broadway Records today announced that Hayden Tee: Face to Face will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 8, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order atwww.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
Hayden Tee (Ngāti Kahungunu), the New Zealand performer The Sydney Herald proclaimed “a definite star” and acclaimed for his work on Broadway, London’s West End, Australia and beyond, releases his first album dedicated to musical theatre. Face to Face features songs from his starring roles in Matilda the Musical, Les Misérables, 1776, and expands his repertoire with songs by Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Adam Guettel, Kander & Ebb and more. Arranged by Nigel Ubrihien, backed by a symphony orchestra, and featuring a duet with John Owen-Jones, Face To Face is a sumptuous celebration of musical theatre.
The announcement coincides with the news that Hayden will perform in New Zealand for the first time in a decade, heading to New Zealand to reprise his Javert in the Auckland season of Les Misérables, having previously played the role in Australia, Broadway, the West End and Dubai. He returns home from London’s West End where he’s spent a year as Matilda the Musical’s mega-villain Miss Trunchbull. “His comedic timing and pantomime posturing was matched by a fabulous belt on the showstopping Smell of Rebellion,” enthused Express.co.uk.
“It has taken me almost 40 years to really settle into who I am,” Hayden said.
“This album has taken over three years to complete and it is unashamedly me, the songs I always wanted, the instruments I always wanted (all 63 of them) and the look and images I feel represents me. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I have enjoyed creating it.”
“I have always been a proud kiwi, proud of our country physically, our culture, my Ngati Kahungunu and Maori heritage and most importantly kiwis themselves, our kind global reputation and progressive politics both historically and currently. We have so much to be proud of! It is time for me to come home to Aotearoa. I am very excited to be bringing my performance of Javert in Les Misérables to family and friends and it felt important to me to be in New Zealand when my latest album Face to Face releases.”
Les Misérables opens on 7 November at The Civic, and Face to Face will be released the following day, available on CD at music retailers and in the theatre foyer, as well as digitally.
Face to Face Track Listing:
- Stars (from Les Misérables)
- I Don’t Care Much / So What (from Cabaret)
- Lily’s Eyes (from The Secret Garden) with John Owen-Jones
- Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (from Les Misérables)
- Till I Hear You Sing (from Love Never Dies)
- It All Fades Away (from The Bridges of Madison County)
- Molasses to Rum (from 1776)
- The Smell of Rebellion (from Matilda the Musical)
- How Glory Goes (from Floyd Collins)
ABOUT HAYDEN TEE
Hayden Tee (Ngāti Kahungunu) is an acclaimed performer, makeup artist and recording artist in theatre, concert and cabaret throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom and the USA. Hayden is best known for his award-winning portrayal of Javert in the Australian, Broadway, West End and Dubai productions of Les Misérables. Some of Hayden’s other credits include Matilda (Miss Trunchbull – West End) and Les Misérables (Marius – West End), and international productions such as Take Me Out, South Pacific, Little Women, Titanic, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Songs For a New World and Dead Man Walking, Jekyll and Hyde, Being Earnest, 1776, Into The Woods, My Fair Lady, Camelot and Peter Pan. Hayden’s previous albums Hayden Tee and Generation whY? are available on iTunes).
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