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Cast

  • David Abeles

    David Abeles trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)

    Theatre includes: Broadway: 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 (1st National Tour), My Fair Lady (Trevor Nunn/Cameron Mackintosh), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Arena Tour). Regional: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny & Denver Center), Sundance Theater Institute, New York Stage and Film, The O’Neill, Williamstown Theater Festival. 

    Television includes: “Happy!”, “Law & Order: SVU”, PBS’ “Theater Close-Up: Incident at Vichy”

    Film includes: Begin AgainSon of Morning, Noah Wise

    David is also the author of the cheeky children’s book “Don’t Eat the Poop,” now available at Amazon.com.

  • Brian Abraham

    Theatre includes: Zoot Suit (Mark Taper Forum); The Who & The What (Milwaukee Rep); Tarzan, The Musical (3DTheatricals); Superior Donuts (The Geffen Playhouse, San Diego Rep); The Odd Couple (Laguna Playhouse); Metamorphoses (Ensemble Theater Company); Bars and Measures (The Theater at Boston Court); Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Ion Theater Company, San Diego Critic’s Circle Best Featured Actor).

    Television includes: Recurring role on “The Young and The Restless,” “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “Good Fortune,” “Drake and Josh,” “Victorious,” “The Shield” and “As The World Turns.”

    National and Local commercial credits.

    Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts

  • Shirine Babb

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Macbeth. Off-Broadway: Napoli, Brooklyn (Roundabout), Around The World in 80 Days (Theatre @ 45th St.), Extraordinary Skills (Women’s Project). Selected Regional: Title role in Antony & Cleopatra (Folger), Disgraced (Long Wharf / Huntington).

    Television includes: “Iron Fist,” “Blue Bloods,” “Madam Secretary, “I Love You … But I Lied.”

    Training: MFA USD/Old Globe PTAP, MA East 15 Acting Conservatory, UK.

  • Jess Barbagallo

    Training: Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University

    Theatre includes: The Body Artist (Abrons Arts Center), Endgame (BoCA – Lisbon, Kunstenfestivaldesarts – Brussels), The Terrifying (Abrons Arts Center), Orange Julius (Rattlestick Theatre), O, Earth (The Foundry Theatre), How To Get Into Buildings (The Brick), Ancient Lives (Half Straddle/The Kitchen), House of Dance (Half Straddle/Abrons Art Center/Lisbon, Zurich, Kyoto tour), Man in a Case (Hartford Stage/national tour), Seagull (Thinking of you) (Half Straddle/COIL Festival/France and Zagreb tour), House/Divided (Builders Association/Wexner Center/BAM), Jet Lag 2010 (Builders Association/Peak Performance Series at Montclair State), An Oresteia (Classic Stage Company), Room for Cream (LaMama ETC), Drum of the Waves of Horikawa (2HC/HERE Arts Center), Panic (PS122), The Other Here (Big Dance Theater/Japan Society/US tour).

    Video includes: Truly Spun Never (Andrea Geyer)

    Jess has performed in large-scale performance works by multidisciplinary artist Andrea Geyer: Time Tenderness at the Whitney Museum of Art and Comrades of Time at the Whitney and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

  • Anthony Boyle

    (Scorpius)

    Training: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Herons (Lyric Theatre Belfast) and East Belfast Boy, which he co-wrote (Ballymac Friendship Centre).

    Film includes: City of Lost Z and The Party (short).

    Television includes: “Ordeal by Innocence,” “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Commuter,” “Game of Thrones.”

  • Stephen Bradbury

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Dividing the Estate, A Few Good Men. National Tour: 12 Angry Men. Multiple Off-Broadway and Regional credits.

    Television includes: “Law & Order: SVU” (recurring), “The Wizard of Lies,” “The Blacklist,” “Madam Secretary,” “Person of Interest,” “Louie.”  

  • Lauren Nicole Cipoletti

    Theatre includes: Broadway Debut. Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages), Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Grease (North Carolina Theater), How Alfo Learned to Love (59 E 59th St.Theater), The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (The Attic Theater Company), The Snow Queen: The Musical (NYMF – Signature Theater), The Idiot (New Ohio Theater).

    Film includes: Cruise.

    Training: MFA Columbia University, BA CSU Chico. 

  • Sam Clemmett

    (Albus)

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London); Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC); Lord of the Flies (Regent’s Park Open Air); Accolade (St. James); Nivelli’s War (The Mac Theatre, Belfast); Wink (Theatre503).

    Film includes: Survivor and Burn the Clock (short).

    Television includes: “The Musketeers,” “Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar,” “Foyle’s War,” “Diary of a Snob,” “Our World War,” “Holby City” and “Doctors.”

  • Joshua De Jesus

    Theatre includes: Runaways (New York City Center); Wink (Theater for the New City).

    Television includes: Chicago Fire.

  • Noma Dumezweni

    (Hermione)

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Linda (Royal Court), Feast, Belong (Royal Court); A Human Being Died That Night (Hampstead Theatre, The Fugard and The Market theatres in South Africa/Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY); Carmen Disruption (Almeida); ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Shakespeare’s Globe); Henry V (Noël Coward); President of an Empty Room, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (NT); Macbeth, Breakfast with Mugabe, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet (RSC); A Raisin in the Sun (Young Vic/Lyric Hammersmith – Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role); The Bogus Woman (The Red Room, Traverse and Bush Theatres).

    Film includes: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Director Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mary Poppins Returns, The Incident, Dirty Pretty Things and Macbeth.

    Television includes: “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker” (Channel 4), “Black Earth Rising” (BBC), “Capital,” “Frankie,” “Dr Who,” “Summerhill,” and “Fallout.”

    Noma made her directing debut at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2016 with I See You by Mongiwekhaya.

  • Jessie Fisher

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Once. Regional: Constellations, Of Mice and Men (Steppenwolf Theater), Othello, The Heir Apparent, Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Grounded (Milwaukee Rep), The Pride (About Face Theatre), Cloud 9 (The Gift Theatre), Eleven Rooms of Proust (Lookingglass Theatre Company), CabaretFrankenstein (The Hypocrites), 33 Variations (TimeLine Theatre).

    Television includes: “Chicago Justice,” “Chicago PD,” and “Boss.”

    Film includes: The Engagement Party.

    Jessie is a Chicago based actress, improviser, teacher (Black Box Acting Studio) and musician (co-creator of the variety show Erik and Jessie and Everyone You Know).

  • Richard Gallagher

    Theatre includes: Broadway: 1984The Front PageThe LyonsThe Importance of Being Earnest. Other NY credits include: The Pearl (Major Barbara), Women’s Theatre Project, Lark Theatre, 59E59 Theaters. Selected regional credits include: Actors Theatre of Louisville (Angels in America parts 1 & 2), McCarter Theatre (Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap), Studio Theatre (Tribes), Baltimore Centerstage, Yale Repertory Theatre and The Norman Conquests at Northern Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival and Weston Playhouse.

    Film: El Camino (with Elisabeth Moss).

    Television includes: Recurring roles in the first two seasons of “Orange Is the New Black” and season three of “Turn: Washington’s Spies.” Other television: “Blacklist,” “Quantico,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Person of Interest,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order,” “As the World Turns,” “Looking for Kathleen,” “Wallflowers.”

    Training: MFA, Yale School of Drama.

  • Susan Heyward

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Trip to Bountiful; Off-Broadway: Ruined (MTC), The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (Atlantic), I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda (York Theater), The Oedipus Cycle (Pearl Theater); Regional: My Wonderful Day (Two Rivers Theater), Race (American Conservatory Theater), The Master Builder (Yale Rep), various roles including Juliet, Ophelia, Charmian, Bianca and the Herald in Othello (American Shakespeare Center).

    Television includes: “Vinyl” (HBO), “Powers” (Sony Playstation), “Conviction” (ABC), “Unforgettable” (A&E), “The Following” (Fox), “Michael and Michael Have Issues” (Comedy Central), “30 Rock” (NBC), “Law and Order” (NBC).

    Film includes: PoltergeistMother of GeorgeBusted on Brigham Lane, Incredible Jessica James; upcoming: Light of the Moon.

    Commercials: Various national commercials for Budweiser, Chase Bank and Macy’s.

    Training: BFA from Carnegie Mellon University

  • Geraldine Hughes

    Training: UCLA School of Film & Television.

    Theatre includes: Jerusalem (Music Box Theatre & Apollo Theatre), Particle Of Dread (Signature Theatre), Cyrano De Bergerac (American Airlines Theatre), Translations (Biltmore Theatre), Molly Sweeney (Irish Repertory Theatre), Pumpgirl (City Centre Theatre), Orson’s Shadow (Black Dahlia Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre), The Weir (Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre).

    Television includes: “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Mercy,” “The Good Wife,” “Law and Order CI,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Law & Order,” “Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle,” “ER.”

    Films include: The Book of Henry, Time Out Of Mind, Gran Torino, Rocky Balboa, Killing Lincoln, Imposter (short).

    Geraldine received the Los Angeles Ovation, Garland and Drama Critics Circle Awards and a Drama League Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance for her solo play Belfast Blues, which she also wrote.

  • Edward James Hyland

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Machinal, Arcadia, Man Who Had All the Luck, Festen, The Price, Ah! Wilderness. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, Troilus & Cressida (Delacorte Theatre), A Better Place, Under My Skin, Juno and the Paycock. Regional: Long Wharf – Other People’s Money; Pittsburgh Public – Othello, Electra, Harry’s Friendly Service, Oedipus the King, The Tempest, Mary Stuart, and Much Ado About Nothing; Hartford Stage – Hamlet (CT Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actor), I Ain’t Ya Uncle; Invisible Man at The Huntington Theatre Company and Studio Theatre – D.C. (Helen Hayes Award- Best Ensemble); Paper Mill Playhouse – White Christmas, To Kill A Mockingbird;  Ford’s Theatre – The Heavens Are Hung in Black; Arena Stage – Passion Play, Theophilus North; Shakespeare Theatre of D. C. – Macbeth; Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Denver Center Theatre Company, Missouri Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, among others.

    Television includes: “Bull,” “Mr. Robot,” ’The Leftovers,” “Political Animals,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law & Order,” “Gossip Girl,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life To Live.”

    Film includes: Café Society, Bridge of Spies, Three Days In August, True Story, The Happening, The Caller, Cradle Will Rock.

  • Byron Jennings

    Theatre includes: Broadway: She Loves Me, You Can’t Take It With You, Macbeth, Arcadia, The Merchant of Venice, Inherit The Wind, Noises Off, Is He Dead, Accent on Youth, Heartbreak House, A Touch of the Poet, Twelve Angry Men, The Man Who Came To Dinner, A Month in the Country, Henry IV, Dinner At Eight, The Invention of Love, Carousel, Sight Unseen. Off-Broadway: Plenty, Waste, Don Juan, The Foreigner, Dealer’s Choice, Stuff Happens, Pericles, The Merchant of Venice, On The Open Road, The Twenty-seventh Man, Ten Chimneys.

    Television includes: “The Good Fight,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Elementary,” “Billions,” “Difficult People,” “Deadbeat,” “Damages,” “White Collar,” “Kings,” “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order,” “Liberty,” “God In America.”

    Film includes: The Greatest Showman On EarthThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, True StoryLincolnJulie & JuliaHamletCivil ActionThe Ice StormA Time To KillQuiz ShowA Simple Twist of FateI’m Losing You.

  • Katie Kreisler

    Theatre includes: Broadway: The House of Blue Leaves, Noises Off. Off-Broadway: Poor Behavior (Primary Stages), Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center), Our House (Playwrights Horizons), Psych (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Huntington Theater, Humana Fest, Berkeley Rep.

    Television includes: “Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “Younger,” “The Good Wife,” “Law and Order,” “Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Without A Trace,” “Medium,” “Girlfriends” and “The Job.”

    Film includes: The Experimenter, Children of Invention, Melinda and Melinda, The Heights, Approaching Union Square, The Disconnected (short).

    Training: The Juilliard School.

  • Joey LaBrasca

    Theatre includes: Broadway Debut. Regional: An Enemy of the PeopleLord of the Flies (Barrington Stage Co.), Romeo and Juliet (PSP), A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Festival). Workshops & Readings: Believer and What We Were.

    Training: Shakespeare and Co. (Lenox, Ma), Hartt School BFA MT. 

  • Andrew Long

    Theatre includes: Broadway: 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 & Cleopatra. Guthrie: M Butterfly. Studio Theater: 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, NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage.

    Awards: Helen Hayes Award, Will Award, Lunt-Fontanne fellow.

  • Kathryn Meisle

    Theatre includes: Broadway: The Elephant Man (also London’s West End), Outside Mullingar, A Touch of the Poet, The Constant Wife, Tartuffe (Tony Award nomination, Calloway Award), London Assurance, The Rehearsal, Racing Demon (Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway credits include: Romeo & Juliet (CSC), Women Beware Women at Redbull (Calloway Award), Top Secret, The Most Fabulous Story Ever ToldLiving Out (NYTW), Old Money (LTC), Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Drama Desk nomination), Othello (NYSF/Delacorte). Recent Regional credits include: Macbeth (ETC), The May Queen (Geva), Cymbeline (Yale Rep), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Clybourne Park, The Real Thing, Three Sisters (Guthrie), A Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown), Leaving by Vāclav Havel (Wilma), Creditors (La Jolla), Arkadina in The Seagull and Jaques in As You Like It (OSF).

    Television includes: “Private Practice,” “Body Of Proof,” “The Closer,” “Bones,” “The Unusuals,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Lie To Me,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Damages,” “New Amsterdam,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Without a Trace.”

    Film includes: The Greatest Showman, FourBereavementYou’ve Got MailThe Shaft and Rosewood

  • Poppy Miller

    (Ginny)

    Training: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Macbeth (Filter Theatre/Bristol Tobacco Factory); Water (Filter Theatre/Sydney/New York); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Three Sisters (Filter Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith); Twelfth Night (Filter Theatre/Tricycle); A Better Woman (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury); The Good Soul of Szechuan (Library Theatre, Manchester); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Jew of Malta (Almeida); The Way of the World, Hamlet (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Switchback (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); Amy’s View (Salisbury Playhouse); Bartholomew Fair, Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC); Villette, Blue Remembered Hills (Sheffield Crucible); Mansfield Park (Chichester Festival Theatre); Blood Libel (Norwich Playhouse); Out in the Cold (BAC).

    Film includes: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Lighthouse, Flood and What You Will.

    Television includes: “Line of Duty,” “A Song for Jenny,” “Mapp and Lucia,” “Emma,” “New Tricks,” “Red Cap,” “Attachments,” “Heartbeat,” “Foyle’s War,” “Endeavour,” “Kingdom,” “Torn,” “If I Had You,” “The Commander 1 & 2,” “In Deep,” “Goldplated,” “Buried,” “The Fixer” and “The House of Anubis.”

  • Jamie Parker

    (Harry)

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), Guys and Dolls (Savoy/Chichester Festival Theatre); Holes in the Skin, The Coffee House, The Gondoliers (Chichester Festival Theatre); High Society (Old Vic); Assassins, Proof (Menier Chocolate Factory); Candida (Theatre Royal Bath); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Henry V, Henry IV Parts One and Two, A New World, As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe); King James Bible, The Revenger’s Tragedy (NT); The History Boys (NT/Broadway); Racing Demon (Sheffield Crucible); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Theatre Royal Haymarket/Chichester Festival Theatre); My Zinc Bed (Royal & Derngate); Singer (Tricycle).

    Film includes: The Lady in the Van, Le Weekend, Valkyrie and The History Boys.

    Television includes: “Count Arthur Strong,” “Parade’s End,” “Silk,” “The Hour,” “Burn Up,” “Horne and Corden,” “Imagine Van Gogh,” “Silent Witness,” “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell,” “Maxwell,” “As If,” “Wire in the Blood,” “Lawless” and “Foyle’s War.”

  • Alex Price

    (Draco)

    Training: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), 3 Winters (NT); Birdland (Royal Court); Before the Party (Almeida); Bingo (Young Vic/Chichester Festival Theatre); Beautiful Thing (Royal Exchange); Electra (Gate); Is Everyone Okay? (Nabokov Touring Project); Colourings (Old Red Lion).

    Film includes: Storage 24, A Passionate Woman, A Horse with No Name and Clubbed.

    Television includes: “Penny Dreadful,” “Doctor Thorne,” “Father Brown,” “Beowulf,” “Vera,” “Above Suspicion,” “Lewis,” “Southcliffe,” “Aphrodite Fry,” “Going Postal,” “Eric and Ernie,” “Doctor Who,” “Mouth to Mouth,” “Merlin” and “Being Human.”

  • Angela Reed

    Theatre includes: Broadway: A Doll’s House, Part 2The Country GirlRock ’n’ Roll, and The Rainmaker. First national tours of War Horse and Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Abingdon Theatre, Keen Company, Mint Theater, TACT, Classic Stage Company. Regional:  Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 (Goodman Theatre), As You Like It and Thornton Wilder’s Short Plays (Baltimore Center Stage), Broken Glass (Westport Country Playhouse), Othello and August: Osage County (The Old Globe), The WhaleAfter Ashley and Map of Heaven (Denver Center), Time Stands Still (Pittsburgh City Theatre), On Borrowed Time (Two River Theatre), Rabbit Hole (Cleveland Play House), Olly’s Prison (A.R.T.), Talley’s Folly (Dorset Theatre Festival), as well as productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Pasadena Playhouse, and St. Louis Rep, among others.

    Television includes: “House of Cards,” “Girls,” “Daredevil,” “The Blacklist,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Law & Order: SVU.”

  • Dave Register

    Theatre includes: Rodolpho in the Kennedy Center run of the Tony-Award winning revival of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, after a critically acclaimed run at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles (dir. Ivo van Hove). Off-Broadway: Not Afraid (NYTimes Critics’ Pick), the world premiere of Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life at Ars Nova (co-starred and co-developed).

    Television includes the upcoming season of the EPIX series “Graves.”

    Film includes the upcoming The Witch Files opposite Paget Brewster and Sundance Lab winner Dara Ju (dir. by Anthony Onah).

    Educational: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. Tyne Rafaeli/Classic Stage Company), Light (dir. Brian Kulick), 4000 Miles (dir. Sam Gold).

    Training: Columbia University MFA Acting Program.

  • Adeola Role

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Eclipsed (Helena, Rita U/S). Broadway Tour: Eclipsed (Maima). Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread (Joy). Regional: Witness Uganda (A.R.T), Lily’s Revenge (A.R.T). 

    Training: B.A. from UC Berkeley and M.F.A from MXAT/ART at Harvard University.

    She is also a NY based acting/dialect coach. Coaching credits include Fordham University, NSLC at Yale, City College of New York, Berkeley Playhouse and Broadway for All.

  • James Romney

    Training: BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

    Theatre includes: My Fair Lady, The Merry Widow and Carousel (Lytic Opera of Chicago); Fly By Night (Theo Unique Cabaret); A Wrinkle in Time (Lifeline Theatre); The Distance (Haven Theatre); A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Twelfth Night, and Man of La Mancha (Texas Shakespeare Festival).

    Film includes: Seeing the Elephant.

  • David St. Louis

    Theatre includes: Broadway: Side Show, Harlem Song, Rent, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, 9 Circles. Regional: Sweeney Todd, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sideshow, The Royale, Intimate Apparel, Thunder Knocking At The Door, Ruined, Parade, Cousin Bette, The Life, Ragtime, Porgy And BessGolden BoyFrom my Hometown, Spunk, Henry V,CandideBessie’s Blues

    Television includes: “Supergirl,” “The Blacklist,” “Royal Pains,” “NCIS,” “At Your Convenience,” “Third Watch,” “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “A Royal Birthday,” “The Jury,” “One Life To Live,” “Homicide Life on the Streets,” “The Secret Path.”

    Film includes: Shrader House, Trigger Effect, Temptation.

    Awards: Ovation award, Helen Hayes award, Lunt Fontanne Fellow.

  • Malika Samuel

    Malika Samuel trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

    Theatre includes: The Music Man (Neil Simon Theater), Once on this Island 10th Anniversary Benefit Performance (Winter Garden Theater).

    Film includes: Central Park (Justin Reinsilber, Dir.), Kilimanjaro (Walter Strafford, Dir.), Submission (Richard Levine, Dir.).

    Television includes: Orange is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix); Chicago PD and Law & Order SVU (NBC); The Good Wife and Person of Interest (CBS); The Big C (Showtime); and recurred on One Life to Live (ABC).

  • Alanna Saunders

    Theatre includes: National Tour: Fiasco Theatres production of Into the Woods; Barrington: The Pirates of Penzance; CPH: Little Shop of Horrors (Keyboard II/Urchin); CTC: Peter Pan the Musical! (Wendy) CRT: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Gypsy (June).

    Television includes: NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” (Tiger Lily). 

    Training: BFA graduate from University of Miami

  • Paul Thornley

    (Ron)

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace Theatre, London), A Chorus of Disapproval (Pinter); London Road, The Miracle (NT); The Three Musketeers (Kingston); It’s A Wonderful Life (Wolsey Ipswich); In the Red and Brown Water (Young Vic); Not A Game For The Boys (Library Theatre Manchester); Private Fears in Public Places (Stephen Joseph Theatre/Orange Tree/59E59 Theatre, all New York); Noises Off (NT/Piccadilly/Comedy); Spend, Spend, Spend! (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Piccadilly); Hamlet (Greenwich); Scrooge (West End/UK tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Tempest, Kiss Me, Kate (Regent’s Park Open Air).

    Film includes: Grimsby, The Mercy, London Road, Man Up, Camera Trap, Les Misérables, Broken, Minions and Metamorphosis.

    Television includes: “Trauma,” “The Crown,” “Father Brown,” “Doc Martin,” “Silk,” “Just William,” “Life Begins,” “Murderland,” “Mutual Friends,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Love Soup,” “Death Becomes Him,” “Trollied,” “By Any Means,” “Big Bad World,” “Above Suspicion,” “Poirot,” “Rapunzel,” “Foyle’s War,” “Recovery” and “Green Wing.”

  • Stuart Ward

    Theatre includes: Stuart recently starred opposite Michael Crawford in The Go Between in London’s West End. He was last seen in the U.S playing the lead role of “Guy” in Once. Other theatre credits: Once (West End), The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse), Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End), The Hired Man (Off-Broadway), The Mayor of Zalamea (Liverpool Everyman).

    Television includes: “Downton Abbey” (ITV), “Holby City,” “Anthem for Doomed Youth,” “Our Girl” (BBC).

    Stuart is a successful Singer Songwriter. His album Pictures is available on iTunes. He’s also the Lead Singer and Guitarist of Foot Stomping Bluegrass Band The Typsy Spyres, performing regularly in NYC. 

  • Madeline Weinstein

    Theatre includes: Broadway: She made her Broadway debut alongside Cynthia Nixon, Ewan McGregor, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, directed by Sam Gold. Madeline performed in the world premiere of Tracy Letts’s Mary Page Marlowe at Steppenwolf, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. 

    Film includes: Films include Beach Rats which premiered at Sundance 2017 and the Netflix feature film Alex Strangelove.

    Training: BA in Theatre from Northwestern University.

  • Alex Weisman

    Theatre includes: Broadway Debut. Chicago: The History Boys (Joseph Jefferson Award); My Name Is Asher Lev, The Normal Heart (TimeLine Theatre, Associate Artist); Hand to God (Victory Gardens); Tug of War, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Madness of George III (Chicago Shakespeare); Mary, A Christmas Carol (Goodman); The Good Book (Court); Peter Pan (Lookingglass) Significant Other, The Temperamentals (About Face) and many others.

    Television includes: Four seasons as Chout on NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” and “Chicago PD,” “Empire.”

    Film includes: The Pages, Black Box, Scrooge & Marley.

    Training: Northwestern University.

  • Benjamin Wheelwright

    Theatre includes: Broadway & North American Tour: Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Other credits: The ChangelingOur Country’s GoodLion in the StreetsA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe 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). 

    Training: The National Theatre School of Canada.

Creative Team

  • J.K. Rowling, Original Story

    J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity.  She has also written The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults, and, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series, which have been adapted as a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and Television. J.K. Rowling also made her screenwriting debut in 2016 with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World and the start of a new five-film series.

  • Jack Thorne, Original Story and Playwright

    Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, Woyzeck at the Old Vic, Junkyard, a Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic and Theatr Clwyd co-production, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company and the National Theatre, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include National Treasure, The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue and Cast-Offs. In 2017 he won a BAFTA and an RTS Television award for Best Mini-Series (National Treasure). He won 2016 BAFTAs for Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’90) and Best Single Drama (Don’t Take My Baby), and in 2012 won Best Series (The Fades) and Best Serial (This Is England ’88). This Christmas his adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL will open at the Old Vic Theatre.

  • John Tiffany, Original Story and Director

    John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes RoadThe Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The BacchaeBlack Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T, on Broadway, EIF and in the West End, and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year. For his work on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, John received the Olivier Award for Best Director, one of a record-breaking nine Oliviers received by the production.

  • Steven Hoggett, Movement Director

    Steven Hoggett has previously collaborated with John Tiffany on The Twits for the Royal Court, Let The Right One In and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland, The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway, and Once on Broadway and in the West End. Other recent credits include American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Last Ship, Rocky the Musical and The Crucible on Broadway; St Joan at The Public; Close to You at NYTW and the Criterion; The Light Princess for the National Theatre; Dr. Dee for the Manchester International Festival; and Rigoletto for the Metropolitan Opera. Hoggett was a founding co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly for which his credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeLovesongOthello, Little Dogs, Beautiful Burnout, Stockholm, Pool (No Water) and Dirty Wonderland. With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge). Steven has provided choreography for music videos for artists including Imogen Heap, Bright Light, Bright Light, Goldfrapp and Calvin Harris. His film credits include How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Dreamworks and Freak Show for Maven Pictures. 

  • Christine Jones, Set Designer

    Christine Jones is a Tony Award-winning scenographer and the Artistic Director of the critically-acclaimed Theatre for One in New York. Her West End scenography credits include Close to You, Let The Right One In and Spring Awakening. On Broadway her credits include American Idiot, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical in 2009, Old Times, Hands on a Hardbody, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Every Day Rapture, Spring Awakening, for which she was Tony nominated, and The Green Bird directed by Julie Taymor. Jones made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera in 2012 with her designs for Rigoletto. Some of her other designs include The Book of Longing, based on the poems of Leonard Cohen, with music by Philip Glass for the Lincoln Center Festival, Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Park, and Burn This for Signature Theatre. She directed Queen of the Night, at the Paramount Hotel, which won a Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Experience of 2015, and has an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design.

  • Katrina Lindsay, Costume Designer

    Katrina Lindsay’s recent costume design credits include Bend It Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre (Olivier nomination for Best Costume Design), wonder.land for MIF and the National Theatre and American Psycho for the Almeida Theatre and Broadway (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for Best Costume Design). She designed costumes for Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet at the Barbican with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. She has also designed costumes for many operas including Terry Gilliam’s productions of Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini for the ENO, which have been performed around the world. As a set and costume designer, she has designed many shows at the National Theatre (most recently Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Dara and London Road), Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Young Vic amongst others. She was also production designer on the film of London Road. Lindsay won the 2008 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design for Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway and is a recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship in Costume Design. Lindsay is an associate of the National Theatre.

  • Imogen Heap, Composer and Arranger

    Self-produced British recording artist for 20 years, Imogen Heap has released four solo albums, another as one half of Frou Frou and collaborated with countless and varied artists including Taylor Swift, Deadmau5, Nitin Sawhney, Jeff Beck and Jon Hopkins. Her compositions and songs pop up in blockbuster and indie films as well as countless TV shows, are sampled to the hilt with underground rap and dance music and feature in one of the first ever internet memes, ‘Dear Sister.’ Heap was nominated for an Olivier for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has won two Grammys, an Ivor Novello and is recognised as a major pioneer in music and technology for her gestural music ware, the MiMu gloves system. She is also recognized for ways in which she interacts and works with her audience. Heap’s latest and widely quoted about initiative, Mycelia, focuses on connecting the dots for a fair and sustainable music industry ecosystem.

  • Neil Austin, Lighting Designer

    Neil Austin’s most recent West End theatre credits include Labour of Love, Ink, Woyzeck, The Goat, Travesties, The Entertainer, The Winter’s Tale, Photograph 51Bend It Like Beckham, Shakespeare in Love, Great Britain, Henry V and The Children’s Hour. Austin has also worked extensively for the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Almeida Theatre. On Broadway his credits include Hughie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red, Hamlet, The Seafarer and Frost/Nixon. He was the recipient of the 2017 Olivier Award and the 2017 Whatsonstage Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red on Broadway, and the 2011 Olivier Award for The White Guard at the National Theatre.

  • Gareth Fry, Sound Designer

    Olivier Award-winning Gareth Fry’s recent theatre credits include Road at the Royal Court, Cat on a Hit Tin Roof at the Apollo, Barbershop Chronicles at the National Theatre, Woyzeck at the Old Vic, The Encounter for Complicite. Other productions include John for DV8, Waves at the National Theatre, David Bowie Is for the V&A and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland. Gareth designed the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Jamie Harrison, Illusions and Magic

    Jamie Harrison’s recent credits include Flight commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Tomorrow for Brighton Festival, The Wheel and Peter Pan for the National Theatre of Scotland, Dragon for the Edinburgh International Festival, A Christmas Carol and The Cherry Orchard for the Dundee Rep Theatre, A Conversation with Carmel for the Barrowland Ballet and Pinocchio for the Royal Lyceum. Harrison is the co-artistic director of the award-winning theatre company Vox Motus.

  • Martin Lowe, Music Supervisor and Arranger

    Martin Lowe’s theatre credits include Once, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Twits, The Light Princess, War Horse, 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.

  • Brett J. Banakis, Scenic Supervisor

    Brett is a set designer for theatre and opera based in Brooklyn, NY. Brett is excited to continue with his long-term professional collaboration with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Set Designer Christine Jones. Collaborations with Christine include international productions of Let the Right One In (NTS), Close To You (Criterion) and Whorl Inside a Loop (Second Stage). Brett’s recent NY credits include Big Love (Signature Theater; Lortel and Hewes Nominations), Coriolanus (Red Bull Theater) and Ghost Light (LCT3). 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).

  • Jim Carnahan, CSA, US Casting Director

    JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A. Roundabout Theatre Company’s Director of Artistic Development, where he has cast over 75 shows including: Time and the Conways, The Price, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Love Love Love. She Loves Me, Noises Off, On the Twentieth Century, The Real Thing, Cabaret, Harvey, Waiting for Godot, Sunday in the Park with George, Pajama Game, Twelve Angry Men, Nine, Assassins, Side Man. Additional Broadway credits include: 1984, Groundhog Day, Fun Home, Constellations, You Can’t Take It With You, The River, The Glass Menagerie, Matilda, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mountaintop, Jerusalem, Arcadia, Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Pillowman, Thoroughly Modern Millie, True West. London credits include: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Angels in America, Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, The Red Barn, Motherf**ker with the Hat, Streetcar Named Desire. Film: The Seagull (upcoming), A Home at the End of the World and Flicka. TV: Glee (Emmy nomination). 

  • Julia Horan, CDG, UK Casting Director

    Theatre includes: Obsession (Barbican), City of Glass (59 Prods); The Treatment, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oil, Uncle Vanya, Medea, Oresteia (also Trafalgar Studios), Game, Mr Burns, Chimerica (Almeida); Wings, Life of Galileo, Why It’s Kicking of Everywhere, Once in a Lifetime, Yerma, Blue/Orange, A View from the Bridge (Young Vic/Wyndham’s/Broadway); Happy Days, Public Enemy, Wild Swans, Lost Highway, In The Red and Brown Water, Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic); A Doll’s House (Young Vic/Duke of York’s/ BAM); Adler & Gibb, Birdland, The Pass, The Nether, Clybourne Park, Kin, Tribes (Royal Court); The Events, The Golden Dragon (ATC); Six Characters in Search of an Author (CFT/West End/Sydney); Gaddafi, A Living Myth (ENO); Othello (Cheek by Jowl); The Girl on the Sofa (EIF/ Schaubuhne). Television and film include: The Exception; Departure; The Trial; Adha Cup; Parliamo Glasgow and Harvest (C4); Astoria (Young Vic). Julia is an Associate Artist at the Young Vic.

  • Des Kennedy, Associate Director

    Des’ theatre credits as Director include: Gulliver’s Travels, White Star of the North (Lyric, Belfast); Teenage Kicks: A Punk Musical (Derry City of Culture); How the World Began (Out of Joint); Vernon God Little, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brian Friel Theatre, Belfast); God’s Country (Belfast Festival); Paradise Regained (Belfast-Sarajevo Project); Prophet of Monto (Flea Theatre, New York); Johnny Meister and The Stitch (Mead Theatre Lab, Washington DC); The Great Ramshackle Heart (Public Theater, New York); Dying City (Project Arts Centre, Dublin); The Laramie Project (NSDF, Bush Directing Award); Scenes from the Big Picture (Callan Theatre, Washington) which was named one of the Best 10 Productions of the Decade by The Washington Post, 2010. Associate Director: Once (Phoenix/ Dublin/Seoul Arts Center); The Nether (Duke of York’s); Top Girls, Our Country’s Good, A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson, Bang Bang Bang (Out of Joint). Assistant Director: Now or Later (Royal Court); Crooked (Bush); The Elixir of Love (WNO). Television: 6 Degrees (BBC Northern Ireland).

  • Neil Bettles, Associate Movement Director

    Neil is Associate Director for Frantic Assembly, most recently co-directing No Way Back for the company. Credits include, as Movement Director: The James Plays (Edinburgh International Festival/NT); Blood Wedding, The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate); Much Ado About Wenlock (Vamos); Platform (Old Vic Tunnels); Henry IV: Part One (Drum, Plymouth); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Secret Cinema) and Stanley Pickle – an animated short film for the NFTS. As Associate Movement Director: The Light Princess (NT); The Full Monty (Sheffield Theatres/Coward). As Director: Chalk Farm, The Static, Blackout, Boy Magnet and White Noise (ThickSkin); Playlist (Belgrade, Coventry); Brave (Battersea Arts Centre). As Associate Director: tours of Beautiful Burnout and Lovesong (Frantic Assembly). As Assistant Director: Dirty Wonderland (Frantic Assembly).

  • Whitney Mosery, US Associate Director

    Whitney Mosery is a director and dramaturg, dividing her time between New York and London. After becoming the first American to receive a Masters in Theatre Directing from RADA, Whitney joined London’s Almeida Theatre as their first Director in Residence. Since then, her work has been presented at Ars Nova, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYMF, United Solo, Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude, Theatre 503, Camden People’s Theatre, the St. James Theatre, and a newly excavated amphitheater in Messini, Greece. Currently, Whitney is developing and directing a new musical by Steven Sater and James Bourne, co-creating a new musical with Joshua Williams and Yve Blake, and transferring her critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe production of Victoria Rigby’s Girl From Nowhere to New York City. Recently, she was Associate Director of American Psycho and King Charles III on Broadway, and Co-Director of the King Charles III International Tour. BA in Classics from Princeton. www.whitneymosery.com

  • Yasmine Lee, US Associate Movement Director

    Yasmine’s recent theater credits as Choreographer include Wild Goose Dreams at La Jolla Playhouse. As Movement Director: the U.S. Premier of Tender Napalm, and the U.S. Premiere of Knives in Hens. As Associate Movement Director or Choreographer: Once Musical (A.R.T., NYTW, Broadway, West End, Austraila, S.Korea), The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime (Broadway), The Crucible (Broadway), Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street Theater), the Opening Ceremonies XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Russia, PEARL Spring River Flower Moon Night (Lincoln Center, China Polly Center, Canada). Select additional credits include “Across The Universe” (Sony Pictures), “The Dunham Technique Video” commissioned by the U.S. Library of Congress, Margie Gilles’ Legacy Project and Momix.

  • 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 sporting events. Recent Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Glass Menagerie and La Strada. Recent events include: the 2017 World Paraathletics Championships medal plaza, Six Day Cycling and Hull City of Culture. Gary is also the project director for the Lyric Theatre refurbishment on Broadway.

  • Juniper Street Productions, Inc., Production Manager

    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, Off-Broadway, and national tours and events, and has consulted on live stage productions in Europe, Australia and Asia. Select Tony Award® winning and nominated productions include 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. Juniper Street is proud to be part of the team bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to North American audiences.

  • Finn Ross, Video Designer

    Finn designs video and projection for live performance. He’s won two Olivier Awards, a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award. Recent work includes: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End); American Psycho (Broadway/Almedia); Betrayal (Broadway); The Tempest (RSC); The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Frankenstein (Royal Ballet); Le Petit Prince (Canadian National Ballet); In the Body of the World, The Crossing (A.R.T. Boston); Chimerica (Almeida/Pinter); The Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice, Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, Damnation of Faust, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute (ENO); The Master and Margarita, All My Sons, Shunkin (Complicite); Hänsel und Gretel, A Dog’s Heart, Die Zauberflöte (Netherlands Opera); Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Béatrice et Bénédict, The Turn of the Screw (Theatre an der Wien); Rinaldo, Knight Crew (Glyndebourne).

  • Ash J. Woodward, Video Designer

    Ash specializes in Video and Projection Design for live performance. Ash works extensively with FRAY Studio as a Video Designer and regularly works on a wide range of large scale video design projects. Recent theatre credits as Video and Projection Designer include: The Divide (Old Vic), Molly (Squint). Associate Designer credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT), The Tempest (RSC), Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum), Dog’s Heart (De Nationale Opera). Other credits include: You Say You Want A Revolution (V&A); Rolling Stones: Exhibitionism (Saatchi Gallery).

  • Sabine Lemaitre, Costume Design Supervisor

    Theatre includes: Hamlet (Barbican); Dara, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Magistrate, Earthquakes in London, Death and The King’s Horseman, Rafta Rafta (NT); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/ Coward); Onassis (Chichester Festival Theatre/Novello); Medea (Queen’s); Love for Love, Loves 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); Blood Wedding (Almeida); wonder.land (NT/ Manchester International Festival); Cabaret (Savoy); Porgy & Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air). Dance includes: The Most Incredible Thing, Eternal Damnation of Sancho & Sanchez (Sadler’s Wells); Chroma, Infra, Dances are a Gathering, Castle Nowhere (Royal Ballet); Beyond the Tempest, Faeries and Thief of Bagdad (Linbury, ROH). Opera includes: Eugene Onegin, Così fan tutte,La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Semele, Jenufa (Royal Opera House); The Damnation of Faust, Turandot, Pirates of Penzance (ENO); Dr Dee (MIF/ENO).

  • Carole Hancock, Wigs, Hair and Makeup

    Theatre includes: Country Girls (Chichester Theatre); On The Town (Regent’s Park Theatre); One Love (Birmingham Rep); Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Children (Royal Court); Hamlet (Barbican); A Christmas Carol, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunny Afternoon, Mojo (West End); wonder.land (NT/Manchester International Festival); Anything Goes (Sheffield Theatre); Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); Handbagged (Tricycle/ Vaudeville); Pygmalion (UK tour); Much Ado About Nothing, Six Degrees of Separation, A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic); The Low Road, Love, Love, Love, In Basildon, Chicken Soup and Barley (Royal Court); Paperdolls (Tricycle); The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells). Associate Hair and Make-up Designer for The Lion King London and international productions. Opera: Mike Leigh’s Pirates of Penzance, Turandot, Pearl Fishers, Lucia de Lammamor (ENO); Cellini, Wozzeck, Damnation of Faust, The Ring Cycle, Madame Butterfly, Cavelleria & Pagliacci, Candide (UK and Japan). Ballet: Swan Lake (San Francsico Ballet). Fashion: Jasper Conran, Autumn 2008. Film and television: Warhorse, Batman, The Dark Knight Rises, Snow White and the Huntsman, Thor, Captain America and Game of Thrones.

  • Chris Fisher, Illusions and Magic Associate

    Chris has worked as a magician and illusionist in a variety of different circles as a close-up and stage magician and is a member of The Magic Circle.  He is the Magic and Illusions Associate on Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre).  Recent theatre credits as Illusion Designer include Angels In America (The National Theatre), Barnum (The Menier Chocolate Factory) The Hypocrite (RSC/Hull Truck), Titus Andronicus (RSC), Big The Musical (Plymouth Theatre Royal & Dublin Bord Gáis Theatre), No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s Theatre), The Alchemist (RSC, Swan Theatre), Into The Woods (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Here We Go (National Theatre), Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse), The Skriker (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Frøken Julie, (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark), Treasure Island (National Theatre) and One Arm (Southwark Playhouse).  Chris was also the Magic and Illusions Associate on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

  • Benjamin Shaw, US Resident Director

    Benjamin Shaw’s previous Broadway credits include End of the Rainbow (pre-Broadway at the Guthrie Theatre) and The Glass Menagerie starring Cherry Jones, a production that he later remounted for the Edinburgh International Festival.  Other theatre includes 5 years with the annual national tour of Elf, the Musical and Beauty and the Beast aboard Disney Cruise Line, as well as one-night only events for New York Theatre Workshop, the New York Library of the Performing Arts, and L’Oreal Paris.  Benjamin grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Muhlenberg College.

  • Sam Hunter, International Production Stage Manager

    Live events: Production Stage Manager for the Sochi 2014 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies, Olympic Ceremonies at Vancouver 2010, Torino 2006 and Athens 2004, and Olympic Handover Ceremony in Beijing 2008. Other events include: the Rugby World Cup Ceremony at Twickenham 2015, the Great North Run Opening Ceremony in Newcastle 2014, 90th Birthday Celebrations for Nelson Mandela in Hyde Park 2008, the Royal Gala Launch St Pancras International 2007, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002 and the Opening Ceremony of the Millennium Dome in London. Theatre credits include: The Lord of the Rings, Sister Act, My Fair Lady, Hey! Mr Producer, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Chess, 42nd Street, Cats and Little Shop of Horrors.

  • Rolt Smith, Production Stage Manager

    Rolt Smith comes to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with over 20 years of professional experience.  A few of his recent credits include the Broadway companies of Kinky Boots, Fish in the Dark, Bullets Over Broadway and The Nance. He has worked for City Center’s Encores! Series (On the Town, Stairway to Paradise and Face the Music), at Lincoln Center Theater (South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Happiness) and for Manhattan Concert Productions’ one-night-only performance of Crazy for You at David Geffen Hall.  He traveled the country with the First National tour of The Producers (including the Los Angeles run at the Pantages Theatre) and worked eight seasons of the musical version of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden as well as at Carnegie Hall for Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

  • Bespoke Theatricals, US General Managers

    Partners Amy Jacobs & Devin Keudell manage Broadway musicals, plays & tours. Current and recent productions include: Groundhog Day, School of Rock, Cats, The Play That Goes Wrong, Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Broadway/National Tour), The Color Purple, Something Rotten!, The Audience and Motown the Musical. Upcoming projects include: Farinelli & The King starring Mark Rylance. Bespoke Theatricals has supplied executive producer and general management services to a variety of theatrical productions including international tours and concerts as well as serving as the General Manager for Mamma Mia! on Broadway, Las Vegas, on Tour, on the Royal Caribbean, and in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. General Managers in the firm include Nathan Gehan, David Roth & Danielle Saks.

  • Sonia Friedman Productions, UK General Managers

    Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York.

    Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 160 new productions and together they have won a staggering 44 Olivier Awards including a record-breaking 14 at the 2014 Awards. This year, SFP won 9 Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awards ever received by a single production in Oliviers’ history. The company has also won 18 Tonys and 2 BAFTAs.

    This year, Sonia Friedman OBE was awarded ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Stage Awards for the third year in a row as well as taking the number one spot in ‘The Stage 100,’ becoming the first number one in the history of the compilation not to own or operate West End theatres and the first solo woman for almost 20 years.

    West End and Broadway productions include: the UK premiere of The Book of Mormon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the UK premiere of Dreamgirls, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, 1984 at the Hudson Theatre, New York, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Ferryman Royal Court and Gielgud, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Travesties, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, A Christmas Carol, Funny Girl West End and UK tour, Farinelli and The King, Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, 1984, Sunny Afternoon West End and UK tour, Bend It Like Beckham, The Nether, The River, Electra, King Charles III, Shakespeare in Love, Ghosts, Mojo, Chimerica, Merrily We Roll Along, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Richard III, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Sunshine Boys, Hay Fever, Absent Friends, Top Girls, Betrayal, Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, The Children’s Hour, A Flea in Her Ear, La Bête, All My Sons, Private Lives, Jerusalem, A Little Night Music, Legally Blonde, Othello, Arcadia, The Mountaintop, The Norman Conquests, A View From the Bridge, Dancing at Lughnasa, Maria Friedman: Re-Arranged, La Cage aux Folles, No Man’s Land, The Seagull, Under the Blue Sky, That Face, Dealer’s Choice, Hergés Adventures of Tintin, In Celebration, Boeing-Boeing, The Dumb Waiter, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Love Song, Faith Healer, Bent, Eh Joe, Donkeys’ Years, Otherwise Engaged, Celebration, Shoot the Crow, As You Like It, The Home Place, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, By the Bog of Cats, The Woman in White, Guantanamo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’, Endgame, Jumpers, See You Next Tuesday, Hitchcock Blonde, Absolutely! {Perhaps}, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Ragtime, Macbeth, What the Night Is For, Afterplay, Up for Grabs, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Noises Off, On an Average Day, A Servant to Two Masters, Port Authority, Spoonface Steinberg and Speed-The-Plow.

    Forthcoming productions include: Ink at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance at the Belasco Theater, New York, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre, New York.

    For a full list of SFP’s theatre credits, please visit soniafriedman.com.

Producers

  • Sonia Friedman Productions

    Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York.

    Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 160 new productions and together they have won a staggering 44 Olivier Awards including a record-breaking 14 at the 2014 Awards. This year, SFP won 9 Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awards ever received by a single production in Oliviers’ history. The company has also won 18 Tonys and 2 BAFTAs.

    This year, Sonia Friedman OBE was awarded ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Stage Awards for the third year in a row as well as taking the number one spot in ‘The Stage 100,’ becoming the first number one in the history of the compilation not to own or operate West End theatres and the first solo woman for almost 20 years.

    West End and Broadway productions include: the UK premiere of The Book of Mormon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the UK premiere of Dreamgirls, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, 1984 at the Hudson Theatre, New York, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Ferryman Royal Court and Gielgud, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Travesties, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, A Christmas Carol, Funny Girl West End and UK tour, Farinelli and The King, Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, 1984, Sunny Afternoon West End and UK tour, Bend It Like Beckham, The Nether, The River, Electra, King Charles III, Shakespeare in Love, Ghosts, Mojo, Chimerica, Merrily We Roll Along, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Richard III, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Sunshine Boys, Hay Fever, Absent Friends, Top Girls, Betrayal, Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, The Children’s Hour, A Flea in Her Ear, La Bête, All My Sons, Private Lives, Jerusalem, A Little Night Music, Legally Blonde, Othello, Arcadia, The Mountaintop, The Norman Conquests, A View From the Bridge, Dancing at Lughnasa, Maria Friedman: Re-Arranged, La Cage aux Folles, No Man’s Land, The Seagull, Under the Blue Sky, That Face, Dealer’s Choice, Hergés Adventures of Tintin, In Celebration, Boeing-Boeing, The Dumb Waiter, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Love Song, Faith Healer, Bent, Eh Joe, Donkeys’ Years, Otherwise Engaged, Celebration, Shoot the Crow, As You Like It, The Home Place, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, By the Bog of Cats, The Woman in White, Guantanamo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’, Endgame, Jumpers, See You Next Tuesday, Hitchcock Blonde, Absolutely! {Perhaps}, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Ragtime, Macbeth, What the Night Is For, Afterplay, Up for Grabs, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Noises Off, On an Average Day, A Servant to Two Masters, Port Authority, Spoonface Steinberg and Speed-The-Plow.

    Forthcoming productions include: Ink at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance at the Belasco Theater, New York, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre, New York.

    For a full list of SFP’s theatre credits, please visit soniafriedman.com.

  • Colin Callender

    Colin Callender is an award-winning theatre, film and television producer who founded the New York and London based production company Playground in 2012.

    Playground’s recent Broadway productions include: Nora Ephron’s Tony nominated Lucky Guy directed by George C. Wolfe starring Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut, Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated Casa Valentina directed by Joe Mantello, the Tony Award-winning revival of musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jez Butterworth’s The River directed by Ian Rickson starring Hugh Jackman, and Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s critically-acclaimed production of Macbeth at The Park Avenue Armory in New York. 

    Television productions include: the award-winning six-part BBC miniseries Wolf Hall directed by Peter Kosminsky starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Claire Foy, Richard Eyre’s acclaimed adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser for the BBC starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, Kenneth Lonergan’s upcoming four-hour adaptation of EM Forster’s Howards End for the BBC and Starz, and Heidi Thomas’s forthcoming adaptation of Little Women for the BBC and Masterpiece on PBS. Callender began his career as stage manager at London’s Royal Court Theatre working with David Hare and Sam Shepard. He won an Emmy for his work as producer of the television adaptation of the RSC’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby for Channel 4, a Tony Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award for Wolf Hall. As the 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 Angels in America starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson, and Gus van Sant’s Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner, Elephant. Callender is a Trustee of the New York Public Theater and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He received a knighthood in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list for his services to British film, theatre and television in the US.

  • Harry Potter Theatrical Productions

    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.