Hayden Tee grew up in small town New Zealand but he tells Dionne Christian he needed a bigger stage to play on

It was a broken plate that changed Hayden Tee's life forever – and he wasn't even in the kitchen when it shattered.

Tee, now 40 and a bona fide Broadway star, was 13 and growing up in the small Northland town of Maungaturoto, where his mum Debbie and stepfather Wayne ran a local bus company – the family business since 1931 – and his dad John was a panel-beater.

"But I didn't know anything about motors or engines;

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