Here at Keeping up with NZ we would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jay Laga’aia who turns 50 years old today.
As well as this milestone birthday it was also Jay’s first day on set with the cast of Wicked at Civic Theatre in Auckland. To mark this special occasion the cast and crew surprised Jay with a cake and sung (very tunefully) Happy Birthday.
Jay is playing The Wizard of Oz in Wicked and is well known for his role in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones & Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, not to mention his 12 years presenting Play School over in Australia!
For more info and Tickets availability visit wickedthemusical.co.nz
Photography and words by Ian Wright