Cast Bios

  • David Abeles, Ron Weasley

    David Abeles

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Broadway Company (Lyric Theatre), In TransitOnce (Original Cast), Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino), Incident at Vichy (Signature), Atomic (Acorn), The Burnt Part Boys (Vineyard), Hell House (St. Ann’s Warehouse). National Tour: Miss Trunchbull in Matilda (First National), My Fair Lady (Nunn/Mackintosh), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Arena Tour). Regional: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny, DTC), Sundance Theater Institute, NYSAF, O’Neill, Williamstown Theater Festival. Television includes: “Happy,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Film includes: The Night House, Noah Wise, Begin AgainSon of Morning. Training: LAMDA. 

  • Theo Allyn

    Theo Allyn

    Theatre includes: Regional: This Beautiful City (Diversionary, San Diego Theatre Critics’ Craig Noel Nomination); The Matchmaker, Upstairs Concierge, A Christmas Carol (Goodman); Tigers Be Still, Precious Little, Mezzulah 1946 (City Theatre) and numerous others. Television includes: “Chicago Fire,” “Supah Ninjas,” and “I Remember Chloe.” Training: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. 

  • William Bednar-Carter

    William Bednar-Carter

    Equity Debut. Theatre includes: Twelfth Night (Dumb Theatre Co.). Training: University of North Carolina School Of The Arts.

  • NATALIA BINGHAM

    NATALIA BINGHAM

    Theatre includes: First National Tour: School of Rock (Swing). Regional: Fun Home (Small Allison), Annie (Annie), Les Misérables (Young Cosette), Fiddler On The Roof (Bielke). Voice Over Includes: Sesame Street.

  • Ebony Blake

    Ebony Blake

    Theatre includes: Black Nativity (Off-Broadway), The Book Of Mormon (First National Tour), Aida (North American Tour), Little Shop Of Horrors (Portland Center Stage), The Cake (Athens Theatre West), Jitney (Human Race Theatre Company), Hairspray (Music Theatre of Wichita), Beehive (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Nefertiti: A Musical Romance (Deeply Rooted Dance Company), Music On The Rock (Flat Rock Playhouse), Yuletide Celebration (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra). Film: Linked (Short). Training: Wright State University, BFA. 

  • Melanie Brezill

    Melanie Brezill

    Theatre includes Broadway: The Book of Mormon. National tours: The Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia! Selected regional: Caroline, or Change, Man in the Ring, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (Court Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Christmas Carol, Crowns (The Goodman Theatre); The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, My Wonderful Birthday Suit, Last Stop on Market Street (Chicago Children’s Theatre) and numerous other regional plays. Television includes “Empire.” Training: Northwestern University, Acting Studio Chicago. Melanie is the creator of The Grandmother Project docu-series.

  • Shannon Cochran

    Shannon Cochran

    Theatre includes: Roundabout Theatre’s CabaretAugust: Osage County (National Tours); A Doll’s House Part 2 (South Coast Repertory- World premiere); The Christians (Steppenwolf); Bug (Obie, Theatre World Award, Gate Theatre- London, Barrow Street Theatre); Buried Child, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dance Of Death, A Little Night Music (Writers Theatre); The Little Foxes (Goodman), The Last Goodbye (Old Globe), Private Lives (Long Wharf). Television includes: “Modern Family,” “NCIS: LA,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Scandal,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine,” “Grey’s Anatomy.” Film includes: Captive State, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Ring, The Babe, The Perfect Family, Fenton Black.  

  • ELIJAH COOPER

    ELIJAH COOPER

    Theatre includes: A Walk on the Moon (American Conservatory Theater); Pippin, Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan (Berkeley Playhouse MainStage); Beauty and the Beast (Mountain Play). Training: Oakland School for the Arts.

  • Irving Dyson Jr.

    Irving Dyson Jr.

    Theatre includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Art Theatre), Peter Pan 360 National Tour (Herrick and 360 Entertainment), Somebody Called (Texas State University). Film/TV includes: “The Deuce” (HBO), Rackades (Short). Training: BFA in Theatre at Texas State University.

  • Kita Grayson

    Kita Grayson

    Theatre includes: Black Side of the Moon (Woolly Mammoth), The Color Purple (ArtsCentric), Four Little Girls (Kennedy Center), In the Heights (Virginia Rep), I Go Somewhere Else (Playwrights Arena)Too Heavy for Your Pocket (Sacred Fools). Film includes: TuesdayThe Unsung Feather. Best Actress at Feel the Reel International Film Festival. Best Actress at The Monthly Film Festival. Best Actress at ATL Black Theatre Festival. Training: BFA Howard University.

  • Logan James Hall

    Logan James Hall

    Theatre includes: My Parsifal Conductor (The Directors Co. Off Broadway), A Wonderful Life (Goodspeed Opera House), RED, Venus in Fur, 4000 Days (Fulton Theater), Sex with Strangers (Vermont Stages), The Glass Menagerie, Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley (Pioneer Theater Company), WIT (North Carolina Theater Center). Television includes: “Law and Order: SVU” (NBC), “Pose” (FX), as well as local and national commercials and voice-overs. Training: The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater.

  • Lucas Hall, Draco Malfoy

    Lucas Hall

    Theatre includes Broadway: Farinelli and the King and King Charles III. Off-Broadway: Tales From Red Vienna (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Merchant of Venice, Othello, All’s Well That Ends Well (Theatre for a New Audience); Beyond the Horizon (Irish Rep); Edward II (Red Bull); and The Hasty Heart (Keen Company). Regional credits include La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter, Arena Stage, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Westport Playhouse and seven productions at The Old Globe. Television includes “Deception,” “Unforgettable,” “Codes of Conduct” and “Elementary.” Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under Gerald Freedman.

  • Abbi Hawk

    Abbi Hawk

    Theatre includes: The Merchant of Venice, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Lion in Winter, Cymbeline, King John, Julius Caesar, Henry VIII, Two Noble Kinsmen, The Custom of the Country, Epicene, The Country Wife, The Servant of Two Masters, Timon of Athens, The Maid’s Tragedy, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry 4.1, Henry 6.1, Antony and Cleopatra, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Anne Page Hates Fun, Arden of Faversham (The American Shakespeare Center), Anna in the Tropics (Gallery Theater), Lost Voices (HERE Arts Center), Rabbit Hole (Hampton Theater Company), The Wonder (The Queen’s Company).

  • Corey Hedy

    Corey Hedy

    Regional debut. Theatre includes: Hydrogen Jukebox (The Long Beach Opera), Troilus and Cressida, The Duchess of Malfi, True West, A State of Madness (English translation premiere at LAMDA), Les Femmes Savantes, Merrily We Roll Along, The Way of the World, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art). Film includes: Canted, The Rehearsal (short). Training:  MA Classical Acting, The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. BA Acting, California State University Long Beach.

  • TYLER PATRICK HENNESSY

    TYLER PATRICK HENNESSY

    Theatre includes: First National Tour of Finding Neverland. Regional: Freaky Friday (Center Rep), A Christmas Carol (Center Rep), Ragtime (Stage One) and Tommy (OMG Productions). Film Includes: Witches in the Window (Short Film). Training: Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, The Ballet School, Matt Liebowitz Vocal Studio.

  • Kyle Hines

    Kyle Hines

    Theatre includes: Head Over Heels (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, World Premiere); The Mysteries (The Flea Theatre, NYT Critics’ Pick & Drama Desk Award); The Pirate La Dee Da (Atlantic Theatre Company, NYT Critics’ Pick & Off Broadway Alliance Award); 26 Seconds (The Park Avenue Armory); Let’s Have a Seance (HERE Arts); Godspell (Infinity Theatre Company); John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean (U.S. / Australia Tour). Television includes: “Irritable Becca Syndrome.” Film includes: Beautify, Split. Training: B.M. Oklahoma City University, Wanda L. Bass School of Music; The Studio NY.

  • Nathan Hosner

    Nathan Hosner

    Theatre includes: National Tour: Peter and The Starcatcher. Chicago: multiple productions with Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lookingglass Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Paramount Theatre, About Face Theatre, and First Folio Theatre. Regional: multiple productions with American Players Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Door Shakespeare, Boarshead Theater, and The New Theatre. Television includes: “Empire,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “As The World Turns.” Film includes: The Girls of Summer. Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Nathan can be seen as ‘Cowboy Nathan’ in the Erik and Jessie and Everyone You Know Variety Show.

  • Nicholas Hyland

    Nicholas Hyland

    San Francisco Stage Debut. Theatre includes: Peter Pan (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Far From Heaven (Porchlight Musical Theatre), The Seagull (Eclectic Full Contact Theatre), Workshops and readings Spring Awakening (Fearless Theatre Co.), The Truth Will Out (About Face Theatre). Television includes NBC’s “Chicago Fire.” Training: BFA, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. 

  • Charles Janasz

    Charles Janasz

    Broadway: Amadeus (1999–2000 revival). Off-Broadway: Spring Awakening (The Public), Gus and Al (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: associate artist of San Diego’s The Old Globe; former resident company member of The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.; as well as work at Seattle Rep, Hartford Stage Company, Ahmanson Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Company and The Empty Space.

    Television includes “Bosch,” “Are You Sleeping?,” “Modern Family,” “Married,” “Frasier,” “Bones” and “Dharma & Greg.” Training: University of Washington, The Juilliard School.

  • Katherine Leask

    Katherine Leask

    Theatre includes national tour and Edinburgh Festival: The Exonerated. Off-Broadway: The Crusade of Connor Stephens; The Right Kind of People (Primary Stages); The Exonerated (Culture Project); Stonewall Jackson’s House (American Place Theatre); selected regional: Guthrie Theater (former resident company member): Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Old Globe: As You Like It; Arena Stage: Heartbreak House, Man and Superman, Tartuffe (Helen Hayes Award nomination); Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Saint Joan, Major Barbara, Pygmalion (Best Actress, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Award). Film and television include “The Exonerated” and “Law & Order.” Katherine is also an audiobook narrator; her latest work is the YA fantasy Ialana series.

  • Joel Leffert

    Joel Leffert

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Waiting For GodotNo Man’s LandNot About Nightingales (also Royal National Theatre). Off-Broadway: King Lear, The Jewish King Lear, The Memorandum, The Gardens Of Frau Hess, Hard Times. Regional: A Christmas Carol, My Name Is Asher Lev (Portland Stage), My LordWhat A Night (Premiere Stages), Red (Theatreworks CO & Public Theatre ME), The Crucible (Bay Street), Outrage (The Wilma). Film includes: Noah Wise, Falling Star, Green Lights, and Deconstructing Harry. TV includes: “The Enemy Within,” “FBI,” “Jessica Jones,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Forever,” and “Law & Order.”

  • Andrew Long

    Andrew Long

    Theatre includes Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child original Broadway company (Lyric Theatre), Ed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Old Vic: Richard III. Tour: War Horse. BAM: The Iceman Cometh, Richard III. Shakespeare Theatre Company: Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra. Guthrie: M. Butterfly. Studio Theatre: Frozen. Rep Theatre of St Louis: Amadeus, Enrico IV. Signature Theatre: My Fair Lady, I Am My Own Wife. Hartford Stage: Hamlet, Heartbreak House. Film includes Blue Jasmine and NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage. Television: “Blindspot.” Awards: Helen Hayes Award, Will Award, Lunt-Fontanne fellow.

  • Yanna McIntosh, Hermione Granger

    Yanna McIntosh

    San Francisco debut. Theatre includes: The Virgin Trial, Mary Stuart (Soulpepper); A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Antony and Cleopatra, Elektra, Macbeth, Winter’s Tale, Trojan Women (Stratford Festival); The Baroness and the Pig (Shaw Festival); Ruined (Obsidian Theatre); The Seagull, This (Canadian Stage); Skylight (Tarragon Theatre); Belle (Factory Theatre); Tartuffe (American Repertory Theatre). Film/Television includes: “Ransom,” “Nurses,” “Expanse,” “In Contempt,” “Suits,” “Republic of Doyle,” “This is Wonderland,” “Riverdale,” The SentinelDoomstown. Honours:  Dora Mavor Moore and Gemini awards for theatre and screen performance. Training: University of Toronto (B.A./B.Ed.), American Repertory Theatre.

  • Lily Mojekwu

    Lily Mojekwu

    Theatre includes: Chicago: A Christmas Carol, Objects In The Mirror (Goodman), Between Riverside And Crazy, fml: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life, Elephant Man (Steppenwolf), Plantation! (Lookingglass), Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare). Television includes: “I Love Dick,” “The Chi,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Mind Games, “Brown Girls.” Film includes: Widows, Saint Frances, Princess CydRogers Park.

  • Emily Juliette Murphy

    Emily Juliette Murphy

    Theatre includes The Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company), The Wolves (Theaterworks, CCC Award Outstanding Ensemble), That Face (Baltimore Center Stage), Cleansed (Columbia University) and Intersections (Guthrie Theater). Training: MFA, Columbia University; Guthrie Experience; BA, McGill University.

  • Steve O’Connell

    Steve O’Connell

    Theatre includes: Henry V (Chicago Shakespeare), Coriolanus (The Hypocrites), Amadeus (Boho Theatre) An Issue of Blood (Victory Gardens), The Wizard Of OzMamma Mia! (Paramount Theatre), This (Windy City Playhouse), Pygmalion (BoHo Theatre/Stage Left), The Kid Thing (Chicago Dramatists/About Face), as well as productions with Drury Lane, Timeline, Step Up, Erasing The Distance and others. Film includes: The Killing Of Kenneth ChamberlainLast Man Standing. Television includes: “Chicago Med,” “Chicago PD,” “Chicago Fire,” “Empire,” “Low Winter Sun,” “The Mob Doctor,” “Betrayal.” Training: MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Erik Evan Olson

    Erik Evan Olson

    Theatre includes: Our Town, Dracula (Williamstown), These Seven Sicknesses, Restoration Comedy, #serials@theflea (Flea), Corpse Backpack, Psycho Beach Party (Pipeline), Island, The Rape of Lucrece (New York Shakespeare Exchange), Henry VI (Queens Shakespeare), Henry V (Hudson Warehouse), It’s Getting Tired, Mildred (Brick/PIT). Television includes: “Mostly 4 Millenials,” “Suddenly Rich.” Training: BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in association with Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting School. 

  • Benjamin Papac, Albus Potter

    Benjamin Papac

    Professional stage debut. Television includes “Greenhouse Academy” (Netflix); “Into the Badlands,” “The Walking Dead” (AMC); “Room 104” (HBO); “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Battle Creek,” “Stalker” (CBS); and “Saving the Human Race” (CW Seed). Film includes How to Deter a Robber (independent) and The Duff (Lionsgate). Training: Sandy Marshall, Eden Bernhardy (rest in peace).

  • Christian Pedersen

    Christian Pedersen

    Theatre includes: Off-Broadway: Vieux Carre (Pearl), Eternal Equinox (59E59), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (3LD), The Fabulous Kane Sisters (Cherry Lane). Regional: Once (South Coast Rep), Cabaret (La Mirada), Christmas at Pemberley (Ensemble Theatre Company), Clybourne Park (Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre, Laguna Playhouse), Cloud Nine (Studio Theatre DC), The Mousetrap (Rep St. Louis), The 39 Steps (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). Television includes “The Good Wife,” “Superstore,” “Royal Pains,” “Fringe,” “Damages,” and recurring roles on “One Life to Live.” Training: NYCDA, University of Richmond.

  • Angela Reed, Ginny Potter

    Angela Reed

    Theatre includes Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildA Doll’s House, Part 2 and The Country Girl. First national tours of War Horse and Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway:  Mint Theater, Keen Company, Abingdon Theatre Company, Classic Stage Company. Regional:  Othello and August: Osage County (The Old Globe); Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 (Goodman Theatre); As You Like It (Baltimore Center Stage); The Whale (Denver Center Theatre); as well as productions at Pasadena Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, A.R.T., Cleveland Play House, and many others. Television includes “House of Cards,” “Girls,” “Daredevil,” “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order: CI” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

  • Julian Rozzell, Jr.

    Julian Rozzell, Jr.

    Theatre includes:  Father Comes Home from the Wars (Public Theater/Mark Taper Forum), The Piano Lesson (Arden Theater), The Total Bent (The Public Theater), Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature Theater), Measure for Measure (Hipgnosis Theater). Television includes: “Luke Cage,” “Blacklist,” “Law and Order,” “Broad City,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “High Maintenance,” “Bull,” “Person of Interest.” Film includes: Otherhood (with Patricia Arquette), The Breaks, The Price of Silence, Peter Grass is Dead, and as ‘Samson Finch’ in Red Dead Redemption II. Julian has performed voice-overs and commercials, most notably the viral dancing bank employee for TD Bank. Training: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art / Barter Theater.

  • NATALIE ADELE SCHROEDER

    NATALIE ADELE SCHROEDER

    Theater includes: Regional: Tuck Everlasting (TheatreWorks), The Prince of Egypt (TheatreWorks), The People in the Picture (3Below Theaters), Through the Wilderness into the Stars (TheatreWorks), A Little Princess (Peter Pan Foundation). Training: Betty Schneider and Leslie Noel (voice), Joy in Motion (dance), Coco Cohn and Shawn Ryan (acting), Broadway Dreams Foundation.

  • John Skelley, Harry Potter

    John Skelley

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre). Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Desire, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern…, Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night (The Acting Company), The Changeling (Red Bull). Regional: Petrol Station (Kennedy Center), Sheltered (Alliance), The Glass Menagerie (Denver Center), The Foreigner (Cape Playhouse), Art, And a Nightingale Sang (Westport Country Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse), An Inspector Calls (Pioneer Theatre), and 15 productions at the Guthrie Theater including The Importance of Being Earnest, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Television includes: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Elementary.” Film includes: Into Temptation. Training: BFA, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater.

  • Jon Steiger, Scorpius Malfoy

    Jon Steiger

    Theatre includes: Skippy John Jones; Snow What?! (Theatre Works USA National Tour), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (Scranton Shakespeare Festival), Merchants (Under St. Marks Place), The Arkadina Project (NYC Fringe Festival), The Little Dog Laughed, and the workshop of Douglas Carter Beane’s Robin Hood. Film and Television includes: Experimenter, “Deadline Crime With Tamron Hall,” and the web series “Twelfth Grade, or Whatever.” Training: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC). A proud member of Stairwell B theatre Company and producer/host of the podcast “Not Yet Famous.” 

  • Tuck Sweeney

    Tuck Sweeney

    Theatre includes: Regional: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The New Theatre), Newsies (CRT), 1776 (CRT), How To Succeed… (Wagon Wheel Theatre). Television includes: “Law & Order SVU.” Film includes: Chasing The GoatDeserters. Training: University of Michigan BFA Musical Theatre.

  • Geoffrey Wade

    Geoffrey Wade

    Theater includes: Broadway: Translations, An American Daughter.  National Tours: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeCrazy For You. Off-Broadway: Private Jokes, Public Places. Regional includes: Old Globe, SCR, Guthrie, Caldwell, GeVa, Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Rep Theater of St. Louis, La Jolla, Denver Center, La Mirada, Weston Playhouse. TV includes: “NCIS,” “Brothers and Sisters,”  “Numbers,” “Mentalist,” “Scrubs,” “ER,” “Law & Order,” “Mad Men.” Film includes: The BFG, The Divide, Overnight, City Hall, Trés. Radio tours with LA Theatre Works: Great Tennessee Monkey TrialThe Real Dr. Strangelove. Training: Central, London.

  • Folami Williams, Rose Granger-Weasley

    Folami Williams

    Theatre includes: Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, Othello (Classic Stage Company); The Maids (INTAR/One-Eighth Theater). Regional: Skeleton Crew (Portland Stage Company), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Smart People (Kitchen Theatre Company). Other Credits: Blue Window (Columbia  University), Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night (Manhattan Shakespeare Project),  Auto de Fe (International WOW Company). Television includes: “Younger” (TV LAND), “Bull” (CBS), “She’s Gotta Have It” (Netflix; dir. Spike Lee). Training: MFA , Columbia University; BA, University of Virginia. 

  • Lauren Zakrin

    Lauren Zakrin

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Natasha/Sonya u/s, Dance Captain), Rock of Ages (Sherrie). Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers (Riley), Cruel Intentions (Kathryn), The Great Comet of 1812 (Natasha/Sonya u/s, Dance Captain). Tours: Wicked (Glinda u/s), Grease (Sandy), Legally Blonde (Elle u/s). Regional: Cape Playhouse’s Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), A.R.T.’s The Great Comet of 1812 (Natasha u/s), MUNY’s Legally Blonde (Elle), Music Circus Legally Blonde (Elle). Vegas: Surf the Beach Boys Musical (Brooke). Television includes: “Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE!” MTV’s “Search for the Next Elle Woods,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “The Tony Awards,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show.”  

  • Brittany Zeinstra

    Brittany Zeinstra

    Theatre includes: Broadway: The Prom (Original Broadway Cast). National Tour: The Little Mermaid. Regional: Mamma Mia! (Muny), How To Succeed… (Theatre Under the Stars). Recordings: Wanda’s World. Training: BFA, The Boston Conservatory.  

Creative Team Bios

  • J.K. Rowling, Original Story

    J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels and three companion books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and been made into eight blockbuster films. Her other books include The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults, and, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the Cormoran Strike crime novels, which have been adapted for BBC television.  J.K. Rowling is also a screenwriter, making her debut in 2016 with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The second in this five-film series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in November 2018.

  • Jack Thorne, Original Story and Playwright

    Theatre: The End of History, Hope (Royal Court), Let the Right One In (Dundee Rep/National Theatre of Scotland, directed by John Tiffany); King Kong (Broadway Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Woyzeck (Old Vic); Junkyard (Headlong, Rose Kingston, Bristol Old Vic, Theatr Clwyd co-production); The Solid Life of Sugar Water (Graeae, National Theatre); Bunny (Nabokov tour); Stacy (Tron, Arcola, Trafalgar Studios); 2nd May 1997, When You Cure Me (Bush). Adaptations: The Physicists (Donmar), Stuart: A Life Backwards (HighTide). Film: The Aeronauts, Dirt Music, Radioactive, Wonder, War Book. Television: “Kiri,” “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” “National Treasure,” “The Last Panthers,” “Don’t Take My Baby,” “This Is England,” “The Fades,” “Glue,” “Cast Offs”. 2017: BAFTA and RTS Television Award Best Mini-Series (“National Treasure”). 2016: BAFTAs for Best Mini-Series (“This Is England ’90”), Best Single Drama (“Don’t Take My Baby”). 2012: BAFTAs for Best Drama Series (“The Fades”), Best Mini-Series (“This Is England ’88”).

  • John Tiffany, Original Story and Director

    John Tiffany won Tony and Olivier awards for his direction of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Recent work: The Glass Menagerie (Broadway and A.R.T.); The Ambassador (BAM); Pinocchio (National Theatre); Once (Tony, Drama Desk and Critics Circle Awards. Broadway, West End); Let the Right One In (also West End, Royal Court and St. Ann’s Warehouse); Macbeth (also Broadway); Enquirer; The MissingPeter PanThe House of Bernarda AlbaThe BacchaeBlack Watch (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director); Elizabeth Gordon QuinnHome: Glasgow (all National Theatre of Scotland). As Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre, productions include The End of History, Road, The Twits, Hope and The Pass. Education: University of Glasgow (M.A. in Theatre and Classics). John was founding Associate Director at the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005–2012 and a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University from 2010–2011.

  • Steven Hoggett, Movement Director

    Recent Broadway and West End credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Angels in America, The Crucible, The Last Ship, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Rocky, The Glass Menagerie, Once (Obie, Lortel and Calloway awards), Green Day’s American Idiot and Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award). Other recent credits include Ocean at the End of the Lane, Pinocchio (National Theatre), Saint Joan (The Public), The End of History (Royal Court), Let the Right One In (St. Ann’s Warehouse and West End) and Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland, Olivier Award). As director, credits include Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined (West End and NYTW). Co-founder of Frantic Assembly Theatre Company, including Little Dogs (with National Theatre, Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout and Othello. With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge). Film credits include How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks).

  • Christine Jones, Set Designer

    Christine Jones is a Tony Award-winning scenographer and the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Theatre For One. West End and Broadway credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design in a Play in 2018 and the Olivier Award for Best Set Design in 2017; American Idiot, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical in 2009; and Spring Awakening. Other designs include La traviata at Metropolitan Opera; The Book of Longing, based on the poems of Leonard Cohen, with music by Philip Glass for the Lincoln Center Festival. She directed Queen of the Night at the Paramount Hotel, which won a Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Experience of 2015. She teaches at New York University and has an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design.

  • Katrina Lindsay, Costume Designer

    Recent costume designs include The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre, London and in New York; Bend It Like Beckham (Olivier nomination for Best Costume Design); wonder.land for National Theatre, M.I.F and Châtelet Paris; Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch; Terry Gilliam’s The Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini for English National Opera and around the world. As set and costume designer, credits include Small Island, Mosquitoes and Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre; The Most Incredible Thing for Sadler’s Wells and Charlotte Ballet. Film includes production designer on London Road, Cuba Pictures. Katrina won the 2008 Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Costume for Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway and the 2017 Olivier Award and 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship in Costume Design. Katrina is an associate of the National Theatre.

  • Imogen Heap, Composer & Arranger

    Self-produced British composer and recording artist for more than 20 years, Imogen Heap has released five solo albums, another as one half of Frou Frou, and collaborated with countless and varied artists including Taylor Swift, Nitin Sawhney, Deadmau5, Jeff Beck and Jon Hopkins. Her compositions and songs pop up in blockbuster and indie films as well as countless TV shows, are featured in underground rap and dance music and covered by the likes of Ariana Grande. Heap, recognized as an artists’ artist, has won two Grammys and an Ivor Novello award. In recognition of her pioneering work at the intersection of music and tech, Heap has a hat trick of three honorary doctorates for the famed gestural music ware MI.MU gloves system and recently for The Creative Passport, an integrated digital ID solution, empowering music makers to be the change toward a fair and flourishing music ecosystem.

  • Neil Austin, Lighting Designer

    Neil Austin was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Ink (Friedman, Broadway), the 2018 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric, Broadway), and the 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Award for Red (Golden, Broadway).  He was also  awarded the 2017 & 2011 Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace, West End) and The White Guard (National, London). His Broadway credits include Ink, Travesties, Hughie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red, Hamlet, The Seafarer and Frost/ Nixon. Other work in the U.S. includes Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory); Julius Caesar (St. Ann’s Warehouse); The Night Alive (Atlantic Theater Company); The Sunshine Boys (Ahmanson Theatre); Red and Parade (Mark Taper Forum).

  • Gareth Fry, Sound Designer

    Work heard in San Francisco includes The Encounter (Complicité), Barbershop Chronicles (National Theatre) and Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland). Gareth’s work includes over 20 productions at the Royal National Theatre, over 20 at the Royal Court and countless more. He has also designed events and exhibitions, from the V&A’s landmark David Bowie Is exhibition, to being asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. Awards include an Olivier Award, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; a Special Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Helpmann Award and an Evening Standard Award for The Encounter (with co-designer Pete Malkin); an Olivier Award and Helpmann Award for Black Watch; an Olivier Award for Waves; and an IRNE Award for Wild Swans.

  • Jamie Harrison, Illusions & Magic

    Jamie Harrison works as a director, set designer and magic and illusion designer. Jamie has most recently been working on The Magic Flute, with Ex Machina in Quebec and Ocean at the End of the Lane for the National Theatre. Other credits include Flight (2018) at McKittrick Hotel in NYC; Pinocchio for National Theatre and Disney Theatrical Productions; Flight (2017), commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Tomorrow for Brighton Festival; The Wheel and Peter Pan for National Theatre of Scotland; Dragon for Edinburgh International Festival; A Christmas Carol and The Cherry Orchard for Dundee Rep Theatre; A Conversation With Carmel for Barrowland Ballet; and The Infamous Brothers Davenport for Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. Harrison is the co-artistic director of the award-winning theatre company Vox Motus, for which he co-directed and set-designed all the work to date.

  • Martin Lowe, Music Supervisor & Arranger

    Theatre credits include Once; Pinocchio; Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour; The Light Princess; War Horse; The Twits; Caroline, or Change; Jerry Springer: The Opera; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Mamma Mia!; The Full Monty; Once on This Island; Cats; Les Misérables; Jedermann; and The Threepenny Opera (both Salzburg Festival). He won a Tony, a Grammy and an Olivier Award for his work on Once and won a Golden Reel award for his work on Mamma Mia! The Movie.

  • Jim Carnahan, CSA, Casting Director

    Roundabout’s artistic producer. He has cast more than 100 productions for Roundabout and more than 50 non-Roundabout Broadway productions. Recent/upcoming Broadway: A Soldier’s Play, A Christmas Carol, The Rose Tattoo, Betrayal, Moulin Rouge!,Burn This, Tootsie, All My Sons, True West, The Ferryman, Travesties, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Angels in America, Farinelli…, Groundhog Day, The Price, Fun Home. Off-Broadway: Apologia; Beast in the Jungle; If I Forget; Love, Love, Love. London: Glengarry Glen Ross, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish. Film: The Seagull.

  • Alexandre Bleau, CSA, Casting Director

    Alexandre Bleau has been with Jim Carnahan Casting since 2013. Broadway: Betrayal, Moulin Rouge!, Burn This, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Groundhog Day, Amélie, Skylight, Constellations, The River, You Can’t Take It with You. West End: Glengarry Glen Ross. The Old Globe: Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night. Hartford Stage: Rear Window.

  • Des Kennedy, International Associate Director

    (International Associate Director). Director: Breakfast on Pluto (Landmark Productions); Good Vibrations, Gulliver’s Travels, White Star of the North (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Teenage Kicks (Derry); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brian Friel Theatre); God’s Country (Tinderbox Theatre); The Prophet of Monto (The Flea); Johnny Meister and The Stitch (Mead Theatre Lab, Washington DC); The Great Ramshackle Heart (The Public); Dying City (Project Dublin); The Laramie Project (Bush Theatre Directing Award); Scenes From the Big Picture (“Best Theatre of Decade” Washington Post). Associate director: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End, Broadway, Melbourne), Once (London, Dublin, Seoul), The Nether (West End). Television: “Six Degrees” (BBC).

  • Neil Bettles, International Associate Movement Director

    Credits as director: How Not to Drown, Chalk Farm, The Static, Blackout and Boy Magnet (ThickSkin); The Unreturning, This Will All Be Gone and No Way Back (Frantic Assembly). As movement director: The James Plays (Edinburgh International Festival, National Theatre); Blood Wedding, The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate); Much Ado About Wenlock (Vamos Theatre); Platform (Old Vic Tunnels); Henry IV: Part One (The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Secret Cinema). As associate movement director: Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle (Wyndham’s Theatre), The Light Princess (National Theatre), The Full Monty (Sheffield Theatres, Noel Coward Theatre).

  • Benjamin Shaw, US Associate Director

    Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Glass Menagerie starring Cherry Jones (also A.R.T. and Edinburgh International Festival), End of the Rainbow (also pre-Broadway at Guthrie Theater). Regional work at Pittsburgh’s Front Porch Theatrical, Minneapolis’ Theatre Latte Da, Seattle’s 5th Ave Theatre, among others. Also: Disney Cruise Line’s Beauty and the Beast, annual national tour of Elf. Special events: 50th anniversary of New York Library for the Performing Arts, L’Oréal Paris, New York Theatre Workshop. Education: Muhlenberg College, Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Grew up in Pittsburgh. Member of SDC.

  • Yasmine Lee, US Associate Movement Director

    Yasmine Lee has worked in more than 28 countries in dance, theatre, film and TV. Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Crucible (2016 revival), Once, Rent. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Wild Goose Dreams, Knives in Hens (New York premiere), Tender Napalm (U.S. premiere). Select additional credits include SNL, Opening Ceremonies XXII Winter Olympic Games, Pearl (Lincoln Center; Polly Center, China; Canada), Brown Butterfly, Across the Universe (Sony Pictures), “Dunham Technique” video (U.S. Library of Congress), “Amici De Maria Di Felipe” (Canale 5 Italia), Opening Ceremony Guggenheim Bilbao, Margie Gilles’ Legacy Project, Momix and Feld Ballet.

  • Conner Wilson, Resident Director

    Theatre credits include Broadway: Associate Director, Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein. Select regional directing credits: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Henry IV Part 1, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest (Commission Theatre); Pericles (Muse of Fire); This Is Our Youth (Clarence Brown Theatre); Almost, Maine (GSU); Respectability Politics and How to Make a Black Boy Disappear (ATC). Conner spent five years as artistic director of Commission Theatre and two years as assistant to artistic director of The American Theatre Company. At ATC he had a hand in workshopping The Humans by Stephen Karam and The Original Hair with Jim Rado. Proud member SDC.

  • Benjamin Wheelwright, US Resident Movement Director

    Training: The National Theatre School of Canada. Theatre includes Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (original Broadway company, Lyric) and Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also North American tour). Other credits: The Changeling, Our Country’s Good, Lion in the Streets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Seagull (National Theatre School); Girls! Girls! Girls! (Emerging Artist Award recipient); The Stranger (SummerWorks); Skylight (University of Alberta); Julius Caesar, The Pillowman, Shelter (Citadel Theatre).

  • Finn Ross, Video Designer

    Finn Ross has won two Olivier Awards, a Tony, three Drama Desk and OCC awards. Recent work: Les Misérables in Concert (West End); Mean Girls (Broadway); Frozen (Broadway); Bat Out of Hell (West End); The Tempest (RSC); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End); American Psycho (Broadway, Almeida Theatre); Betrayal (Broadway); The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); The Crossing (A.R.T. Boston); Chimerica (Almeida Theatre, West End); The Death of Klinghoffer, The Damnation of Faust, The Magic Flute (ENO); The Master and Margarita (Complicité); A Dog’s Heart (DNO).

  • Ash J. Woodward, Video Designer

    Recent theatre credits as video and projection designer include Armadillo (The Yard Theatre), The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Opera House), The Divide (The Old Vic), Molly (Squint/Edinburgh Festival). Nontheatre credits include Bletchley Park: Hut 11A (Bletchley Park); You Say You Want a Revolution (V&A); Rolling Stones Exhibit: Exhibitionism (Saatchi Gallery). Associate designer credits include Mean Girls, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre) and The Tempest (RSC).

  • Carole Hancock, Hair, Wigs and Makeup

    Recent work includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Melbourne, Broadway, West End), which won six Tony Awards and nine Olivier Awards including Best New Play for both Broadway and London. The Night of the Iguana (West End), The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Theatre); Sweet Charity, Measure for Measure, Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); Dusty dir. Maria Friedman (Theatre Royal Bath); Country Girls (Chichester Theatre); On the Town (Regent’s Park Theatre); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Children (Royal Court); Hamlet (Barbican); A Christmas Carol, Sunny Afternoon, Mojo (West End); wonder. land (NT/Manchester International Festival); Much Ado About Nothing, Six Degrees of Separation, A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic); Love, Love, Love (Royal Court); The Low Road, In Basildon, Chicken Soup and Barley (Royal Court). Opera: Mike Leigh’s Pirates of Penzance, The Pearl Fishers (ENO). Film and television: War Horse, Batman, The Dark Knight Rises, Thor, Captain America, and “Game of Thrones.”

  • Brett J. Banakis, International Scenic Supervisor

    Brett Banakis is a set designer for theatre and opera based in Brooklyn, NY. Brett is excited to be continuing his collaboration with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set designer Christine Jones. Collaborations with Christine include the design of the auditoriums, lobby spaces and external marquees for productions of Harry Potter in New York, Melbourne, San Francisco and Hamburg. Additionally, they have co-designed The Cher Show and the upcoming The Devil Wears Prada (Broadway). Other collaborations: Let the Right One In (NTS, St. Ann’s Warehouse), What’s It All About? (NYTW, West End) and Whorl Inside a Loop (Second Stage). Brett’s recent New York credits include Ghost Light (LCT3), Big Love (Signature) and Sunday (Atlantic). As associate set designer: The Glass Menagerie, Old Times, Doctor Zhivago, The Last Ship, If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Broadway), as well as Rigoletto and La traviata (Metropolitan Opera).

  • Sabine Lemaître, International Costume Design Associate

    Theatre includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (London, New York, Melbourne, San Francisco and Hamburg); Hamlet (Barbican); Mosquitoes; Wonder.Land; Dara; Behind the Beautiful Forevers; The Magistrate; Earthquakes in London; Death and The King’s Horseman; Rafta, Rafta… (National Theatre); Onassis, Medea, All About My Mother (West End); Love for Love, Love’s Sacrifice, Wendy & Peter Pan, All’s Well That Ends Well, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, Morte D’Arthur, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Heresy of Love, House of Desires, A Comedy of Errors (RSC); Cabaret (Savoy Theatre); Porgy and Bess (Regent’s Park Theatre). Dance includes The Most Incredible Thing (Pet Shop Boys), Eternal Damnation of Sancho and Sanchez (Sadler’s Wells); Chroma, Infra (Royal Ballet). Opera includes Eugene Onegin, Così fan tutte, La traviata, Il trovatore, Semele, Jenůfa (Royal Opera House); Dr Dee (Damon Albarn); The Damnation of Faust and Turandot (ENO).

  • Nick Solyom, International Associate Lighting Designer

    Lighting design credits include: Imaginary Comforts by Daniel Handler, directed by Tony Taccone at Berkeley Rep; The Christians by Lucas Hnath, directed by Kristen Coury at Gulfshore Playhouse; and The Prince of Players by Carlisle Floyd, directed by Philip Shneidman at The Kaye Playhouse. Broadway associate lighting design credits include: Moulin Rouge!, lighting design by Justin Townsend; The Waverly Gallery, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt; Bernhardt/Hamlet, lighting design by Bradley King; Amélie, lighting design by Jane Cox and Mark Barton; and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, lighting design by Bradley King. Broadway assistant lighting design credits include: Finding Neverland, If/Then and Cinderella, lighting design by Ken Posner.

  • Pete Malkin, International Associate Sound Designer

    The Encounter (co- designed with Gareth Fry). Winner of Special Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Sound Design; The Cherry  Orchard (ToneelGroep, Amsterdam); Privacy (Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Norway); The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse, St. Ann’s  Warehouse); The Kid Stay in the  Picture  (Complicité,  Royal Court); Beware of Pity (Complicité, Schaubühne); There is a Light that Never Goes Out, Death of a Salesman, Queens of the Coal Age, Twelfth Night (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Pity (Royal Court); The Unreturning (Frantic Assembly); As Associate: 1984 (West End/Broadway). Pete also worked with Gareth Fry on the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony (Assistant Soundscape Designer).

  • Chris Fisher, International Illusions & Magic Associate

    Recent theatre credits: Superhero (Second Stage Theater), Angels in America (Neil Simon, National Theatre). London West End: The Prince of Egypt (Dominion); Big The Musical (Dominion); Company (Gielgud); Peter Gynt, Julie, Here We Go, Treasure Island (NT); A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter (Bridge Theatre); Barnum (Menier); No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s). U.K.: Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, The Hypocrite (RSC); Into the Woods, The Skriker (Royal Exchange). As illusions associate: The Magic Flute (Opéra de Québec), Pinocchio (NT) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

  • Rachel Attridge, US Associate Costume Designer

    Associate design credits: Ain’t Too Proud; Holiday Inn (Roundabout Theatre Company); Paramour (Cirque de Soleil Theatricals); “The Wiz Live!” (Emmy Award); Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse); First Wives Club (Oriental Theatre, Chicago); Billy Elliot (first and second national tours); Tea: A Mirror of Soul (Santa Fe Opera); A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout Theatre Company). Broadway assistant costume design credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On the Town, Aladdin, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Ghost, Catch Me if You Can, Curtains, The Wedding Singer, The Woman in White, Sweet Charity, The Frogs, Never Gonna Dance, The Boy from Oz and Man of La Mancha.

  • Skylar Fox, US Illusions & Magic Associate

    Skylar Fox is a director/playwright/designer, and the co-artistic director of Nightdrive, where he has directed and co-written a live, immersive alien movie (Alien Nation); a five-dimensional community meeting with a full pancake breakfast (Providence, RI); a haunted rock concert (Thank You Sorry); and a hybrid comic book with interactive animation (Apathy Boy). Other directing includes Pussy Sludge by Gracie Gardner (Relentless Award, HERE), The Annotated History of the American Muskrat by John Kuntz (The New Ohio) and the Boston premieres of the genre-bending epic The Valentine Trilogy and of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, for which he was nominated for an IRNE Award. AD: Moulin Rouge!. Resident artist at Ars Nova

  • Will Pickens, US Associate Sound Designer

    Recent Broadway: M. ButterflyIndecent (Cort Theater), Dames At Sea (Helen Hayes), Honeymoon In Vegas (Nederlander Theatre). Off Broadway: Apple Family Tetralogy, Gabriel Family Trilogy (The Public Theater), The New One (Cherry Lane Theater), KPop (Woodshed Collective). Regional: Life After, Uncle Vanya (The Old Globe), White Card (American Repertory Theater), Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Hello Dolly! (First National Tour).

  • Andrew Evans, SF Resident Illusions & Magic Lead

    Andrew Evans is a magician and illusion designer based in San Francisco. He is the founder of The Magic Patio—a magic speakeasy tucked in a hidden corner of San Francisco—where he creates and performs unique magic experiences blending illusion, mind reading, and storytelling. Current shows include Illusions of Grandeur, Vodvil, Backstage Magic, and Up Close & Under Construction. He has also performed at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and on national television for “Penn & Teller’s: Fool Us.” Apart from magic, Andrew has worked as a design lead at IDEO and a lecturer at Stanford University’s D.School.

  • Gary Beestone, International Technical Director

    Director of Gary Beestone Events & Theatre, which provides production and project management for theatre internationally, and for a wide range of outdoor spectacles and events. After developing the original production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with the creative team in London’s West End, Gary is now international technical director for the production and was project director for the Lyric Theatre refurbishment on Broadway. He has overseen the renovations at the Curran Theatre and the construction of the new Mehr! Theater in Hamburg. Gary also recently worked as a consultant on the restoration of the historic Alexandra Palace Theatre. Alongside theatrical production management, some of his recent events include the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opening, Six Day Cycling, the Hull City of Culture opening and the Rugby World Cup entertainment production. Other clients include Ambassador Theatre Group, Sonia Friedman Productions, Michael Harrison Entertainment and Disney Theatrical.

  • Rolt Smith, US Production Supervisor

    Recent Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Kinky Boots, Fish in the Dark, Bullets Over Broadway, The Nance. Lincoln Center Theater: South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Happiness. City Center’s Encores! series: On the Town, Stairway to Paradise and Face the Music. Manhattan Concert Productions’ one-night-only performance of Crazy for You at David Geffen Hall. First national tour: The Producers (including Los Angeles run at Pantages Theatre). Eight seasons of the musical version of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden as well as Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

  • Michael McGoff, Production Stage Manager

    Michael McGoff has been a professional stage manager for 25 years. Most recently he was the production stage manager for the North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin. Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen, Next To Normal, Wicked, Festen, Butley, Edward Albee’s Seascape, Cymbeline and The Rivals. Other national tours include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz, La Cage aux Folles, Next to Normal and Rent: The Broadway Tour. He directed the 2014 tour of The Wizard of Oz, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and has worked many events for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

  • Juniper Street Productions, Inc., Production Management

    Juniper Street Productions is a New York City-based production management and technical supervision firm specializing in live theatrical productions. Since its formation in 1998, Juniper Street has managed more than 100 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, national tours and events, and has consulted on live stage productions in Europe, Australia and Asia. Current and upcoming shows include Sing Street, Diana, Grand Horizons, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, Linda Vista, Slave Play and Moulin Rouge! Select Tony Award-winning and nominated productions include The Prom, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Once on This Island, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Present Laughter (2017 revival), Fun Home, Waitress, The Color Purple (2015 revival), Spring Awakening (2015 revival), Something Rotten!, Disgraced, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Follies (2012 revival), Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Memphis, Grey Gardens and The Producers.

  • Bespoke Theatricals, US General Managers

    Partners Amy Jacobs and Devin Keudell manage Broadway musicals, plays and tours. Current/recent productions include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway), Tina—The Tina Turner Musical, Beetlejuice, Tootsie, Network, The Ferryman, The New One, School of Rock, The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway/tour) and The Boys in the Band. Bespoke Theatricals has supplied executive producer and general management services to a variety of theatrical productions, international tours and concerts including Mamma Mia! on Broadway, on the Royal Caribbean, in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. General managers in the firm include David Roth and Danielle Saks.

  • Sonia Friedman Productions, Producer and Int'l General Managers

    Sonia Friedman Productions is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions of recent years. Since 1990, Sonia Friedman OBE and SFP have developed, initiated and produced 170-plus new productions and won a combined 55 Oliviers, 30 Tonys and two BAFTAs. Recent West End and Broadway productions include The Book of Mormon (West End and U.K. and European tour), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mean Girls, Fiddler on the Roof, The Inheritance, The Ferryman, Ink, Rosmersholm, The Jungle, All About Eve, Dreamgirls, Farinelli and the King, Travesties and 1984. Upcoming: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco, Hamburg and Toronto; Uncle Vanya (Harold Pinter Theatre in London); the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt in London; and The Doctor at Duke of York’s Theatre in London. soniafriedman.com

  • Colin Callender, Producer

    Colin Callender is an award-winning theatre, film and television producer who founded New York and London-based Playground in 2012. Broadway productions include Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina and Tony winners Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Dear Evan Hansen. His multiple television credits include Emmy-winning adaptation of the RSC’s “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning miniseries “Wolf Hall” starring Mark Rylance. As long-time president of HBO Films, he was responsible for an unprecedented award-winning slate of movies and miniseries including Mike Nichols’ celebrated adaptation of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson. Callender began his career as stage manager at London’s Royal Court Theatre working with David Hare and Sam Shepard. He received a knighthood in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list for services to British film, theatre and television in the U.S.

  • Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, Producer

    Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd was founded by J.K. Rowling and Neil Blair in 2013 to develop and produce the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The team from Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd have worked closely with Sonia Friedman Productions and Colin Callender’s Playground to produce the play, and also in controlling the international rights for the production.

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