Veteran British actor Michael Crawford celebrated his 70th birthday in style on Thursday (19Jan12) as his The Wizard of Oz co-stars threw a party to mark the milestone.
Crawford is currently starring as the wizard in the West End musical, and he refused to take time off from the London production for his big day.
However, the cast and crew didn't let the occasion pass without recognition - they threw him a surprise party and presented the star with a huge cake, in the style of the yellow brick road.
He was also treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday by the cast and the audience, which included pop star Gary Barlow, whose daughter Emily plays a Munchkin in the production.