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Cast & Creative Team

Chadd Alexander
Chadd Alexander
Chadd Alexander

He/Him.

Training: English Literature BA, Rice University (former basketball player at Rice). Studio Member, The Freeman Studio. TV: Carl Harris in Wu-Tang : An American Saga (Hulu). Theatre: To An Athlete Dying Young, Wedding Band : A Love-Hate Story in Black and White (Harlem Drama Studio), Machinal (Main Street Theater, Houston), Hal Prince’s Show Boat (children’s ensemble, 1st National Broadway Tour). Playwright: Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference semi-finalists, To An Athlete Dying Young, Townsman of a Stiller Town.

John Alix
John Alix
John Alix

He/Him.

John Alix is thrilled to be joining the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco. His credits include Fuerza Bruta (Off-Broadway & Lima, Peru), Les Pecheurs des Perles at The Metropolitan Opera, Associate Choreographer of In The Heights (Axelrod PAC, Gala Hispanic Theatre),as well as choreographing for Broadway Bares, an annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Film/TV credits include Step Up, Isn’t It Romantic, AGT, eBay, Boardwalk Empire, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC/Universal Kids, and the LABSERIES Skincare :Men of Broadway campaign. BFA in Dance/Choreography from VCU.@johnalixwww.johnalix.com

 
William Bednar-Carter
William Bednar-Carter
William Bednar-Carter

He/Him.

Theater Includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child SF (2019-2020), Twelfth Night (DUMB Theatre Co.) Film The Cathedral (Ricky D’Ambrose) Training University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Ebony Blake
Ebony Blake
Ebony Blake

Theatre includes: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Original San Francisco Company), The Book of Mormon (First National Tour), Little Shop Of Horrors (Portland Center Stage), Aida (National Tour), Black Nativity (Classical Theatre of Harlem), The Cake (Athens Theatre West), Jitney (The Human Race Theatre Company),Thoroughly Modern Millie (Music Theatre of Wichita). Television: Blue Bloods (CBS), Bull (CBS), The Equalizer (CBS). Film: Linked. She also voices the character of “Bounty Hunter” in the video game, Red Dead Redemption 2. www.ebonyblake.com

 
Melanie Brezill
Melanie Brezill
Melanie Brezill

She/Her.

Theatre includes: Broadway: The Book of Mormon, National Tours: The Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia. Selected Regional: As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Caroline, or Change, Man In The Ring, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (Court Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Crowns (The Goodman Theatre); Nina Simone: Four Women (Northlight Theatre); The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, My Wonderful Birthday Suit, Last Stop On Market Street (Chicago Children’s Theatre). Television Includes: Empire Training: Northwestern University, Acting Studio Chicago. Melanie is the creator of The Grandmother Project docu-series.

Shannon Cochran
Shannon Cochran
Shannon Cochran

She/Her.

Based in Los Angeles, Shannon created the role of Nora in the world premiere of A Doll’s House, Part 2 at South Coast Repertory. Her other recent stage works include The Little Foxes at the Goodman Theatre, Buried Child and The Importance of Being Earnestat Writers Theatre (Chicago) and the Roundabout National Tour of Cabaret. She is an Obie and Theatreworld Award winner for the role she created in Tracy Letts’ Bug (Gate Theatre-London, Barrow Street Theatre) and was in the 1st National Tour of August: Osage County. Film Credits: Captive State, The Ring, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Perfect Family and others. Television-Modern Family, Scandal, NCIS: LA, Grey’s Anatomy, Law and Order: SVU, and The Office. 

Jamyl Dobson
Jamyl Dobson
Jamyl Dobson

He/Him.

Jamyl Dobson select NY credits: One in Two (The New Group-Audelco Award), The Seven (NYTW), The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), Fondly Do We Hope, Fervently Do We Pray (Lincoln Center Festival), Washer/Dryer (Ma-Yi Theatre Co.), Romeo & Juliet and Ain’t Supposed to Die A Natural Death (Classical Theatre of Harlem), and the Broadway workshop of Fela! Regional: Wig Out (Studio Theatre), The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse), Hamlet and Two Gentleman of Verona (PA Shakespeare Festival), Of Ebony Embers(Core Ensemble Co.) International: Zorro. Film/TV: Wonder, Gotham, Manifest, The Path, Moments the Go, and Hall Pass.

Irving Dyson Jr.
Irving Dyson Jr.
Irving Dyson Jr.

He/Him.

Theatre Credits include: A Mid Summer Night’s Dream (Saint Anselm Theater), Peter Pan 360 (Herrick Entertainment), and Somebody Called (Harrison Theater).Television and Film Credits include The Deuce(HBO), Can’t Be Bought, and Youth.

Gary-Kayi Fletcher
Gary-Kayi Fletcher
Gary-Kayi Fletcher

He/Him.

Theatre includes: Selected Regional: The Great Society (Arena Stage); The Second City’s “Love, Factually” (The John F. Kennedy Center); Marley (Baltimore Center Stage); Ruined, Fences (Everyman Theatre); Rhinoceros, Objects in the Mirror (Tantrum Theater); Stick Fly (Meadow Brook Theatre); Possessing Harriet (Franklin Stage Company); The Brothers Size (1st Stage). 2020 Helen Hayes Award Recipient (Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play).

Eleasha Gamble
Eleasha Gamble
Eleasha Gamble

She/Her.

National Tours: The Lion King, Fiasco Theatre’s Into The Woods. Off-Broadway: Under The Bridge (Zipper Theatre). Regional credits include: Flyin’ West and Pipeline (Everyman Theatre); Mary Stuart (Olney Theatre Center), Oklahoma!, Oliver! and The Women of Brewster Place (Arena Stage); Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Theatre Company); The Civil War (Ford’s Theatre; Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Supporting Actress); Chess, Into The Woods and Urintown (Signature Theatre); Clue (Cleveland Playhouse) Broadway Three Generations (The Kennedy Center); Big Fish (Lyric Theatre); Dreamgirls (Marriott Lincolnshire); Televisionincludes: “FBI: Most Wanted”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “The Night Of”. Training: BM in Musical Theatre.

Kita Grayson
Kita Grayson
Kita Grayson

She/Her.

Training: BFA Howard University.Theatre Includes:Black Side of theMoon(Woolly Mammoth),The Color Purple(ArtsCentric),Four Little Girls(KennedyCenter,In the Heights(Virginia Rep),I Go Somewhere Else(Playwrights Arena),TooHeavy for Your Pocket (Sacred Fools).Film Includes: “Tuesday”, “The UnsungFeather”.Best Actress at Feel the Reel International Film Festival.Best Actress atThe Monthly Film Festival.Best Actress at ATL Black Theatre Festival.

Logan James Hall
Logan James Hall
Logan James Hall

He/Him.

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 many local and national commercials and voice-overs. Training: The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater, The Studio NY, The Freeman Studio. All of my love and gratitude to Greer and my family for always being there. Let’s make some MAGIC!

Lucas Hall
Lucas Hall Draco Malfoy
Lucas Hall

He/Him.

Theatre includes: Broadway: Farinelli and the King, King Charles III. Off Broadway: Tales from Red Vienna (Manhattan Theater 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), The Hasty Heart (Keen Company). Regional credits include: seven productions at The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, The McCarter, Arena Stage, The Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Westport Playhouse, among others. Television includes: “Deception,” “Unforgettable,” “Codes of Conduct,” “Elementary.” Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under Gerald Freedman. 

Abbi Hawk
Abbi Hawk Ginny Potter
Abbi Hawk

She/Her.

Bio: Theatre includes: The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, Henry VIII, Arden of Faversham, The Custom of the Country, Antony and Cleopatra, The Country Wife, The Servant of Two Masters, Timon of Athens, The Maid’s Tragedy, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and many others with The American Shakespeare Center, Annain the Tropics(Gallery Theater),Lost Voices(HERE Arts),Rabbit Hole(Hampton Theater Company),The Wonder(The Queen’s Company).

Corey Hedy
Corey Hedy
Corey Hedy

He/Him.

Training: MA Classical Acting, the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) Theatre includes: Troilus and Cressida, The Duchess of Malfi, True West, A State of Madness (“El Cuerdo Loco”, English translation premiere), Le Femmes Savantes, Merrily We Roll Along, The Way of the World, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (LAMDA)Film includes: Remote Lee (Short), Canted (Short).

Chance Marshaun Hill
Chance Marshaun Hill
Chance Marshaun Hill

Chance Marshaun Hill, born in Stuttgart, Germany, is making his Broadway debut. After receiving his BFA from Southeast Missouri State University, he joined Chicago Repertory Ballet, as a dancer, and STREB Dance Company, as an action engineer. He went on to train with Jason Whicker (King Kong) as an aerialist, becoming aerial coordinator for Royal Caribbean. Most recent works in 2021 include: workshopping creations with Paul Roberts (MTV VMA 2021 winner), Jill Hillier (Associate Director-Ricky Martin Movimiento Tour), and Keith Young (Rent).

Nathan Hosner
Nathan Hosner
Nathan Hosner

He/Him.

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: “Chicago Med”, “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.

Timothy W. Hull
Timothy W. Hull
Timothy W. Hull

He/Him

Chicago credits: The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lookingglass Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, The Gift Theatre, ShawChicago, Shakespeare Project of Chicago. Regional: Cardinal Stage, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Capital Repertory Theatre, StageWorks:Hudson, Boomerang Theatre Company. Television: credits include a recurring role on Chicago Fire, as well as roles on The Big Leap, Empire, Proven Innocent, and 61st Street. Film: Virgin Alexander, Christmas is Cancelled. Proud AEA and SAG-AFTRA union member. Graduate of Plymouth State University and Roosevelt University.

Nick Hyland
Nick Hyland
Nick Hyland

Nick Hyland is an SF-based actor from Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. His most recent credits include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child SF (1st cover Scorpius, ens.), Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (swing), Far From Heaven (Chase Decker, Ens.), The Seagull (Treplev)and a guest starring role on NBC’s Chicago Fire (Allen, season 3 episode8).

Charles Janasz
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 Old Globe Theatre; former company member of Guthrie Theater and Arena Stage, as well as work at Seattle Rep, Hartford Stage Co., Ahmanson Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Co., and The Empty Space. Television work includes “Bosch”, “Truth Be Told”, “Modern Family”, “The Goldbergs”, “Home Economics”, “Frazier”, “Bones”, “Dharma & Greg”. Training: University of Washington and The Julliard School.

Cynthia Jimenez Hicks
Cynthia Jimenez Hicks
Cynthia Jimenez Hicks

She/Her.

Cynthia is a Filipino-Canadian theatre artist from Amiskwaciwâskahikan(Edmonton). She has developed new Canadian theatre with companies such asthe Stratford Festival, fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre, Bad Hats, and the Citadel Theatre. Cynthia’s new play, TUNE TO A (co-created with Carly Neis and Cameron Kneteman), aims to shine a spotlight on disability representation and allyship. Theatre: The Candidate, The Party, A Christmas Carol(Citadel Theatre),Girls Like That(Tarragon Theatre),This London Life(Grand Theatre). Film & TV: From (Epix Studios & MGM International),In The Dark(CW Network),Hudson & Rex(Shaftesbury/Pope Productions), Barbelle (Boss & Co). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Big thanks to Emma/GGA. This one’s for Cam and the fam.www.cynthiajimenezhicks.com

Joey LaBrasca
Joey LaBrasca
Joey LaBrasca

He/Him.

Theater: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Pts 1 & 2 (Original Broadway Company), Lord of the Flies, An Enemy of the People (Barrington Stage), Romeo and Juliet (Pitts. Shakespeare in the Park). Television: “Hightown” (Starz), “New Amsterdam” (NBC). Film: “Follow Her.”

Joel Leffert
Joel Leffert
Joel Leffert

Theatre includes: Broadway: Waiting For Godot, No Man’s Land, Not 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 Lord, What A Night (Premiere Stages), Red (Theatreworks CO &Public Theatre ME), The Crucible (Bay Street) Outrage (The Wilma). Film includes: Paint, Noah Wise, Falling Star, Green Lights, and Deconstructing Harry.TV includes: “Russian Doll,” “The Enemy Within,” “FBI,” “Jessica Jones,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Forever,” and “Law & Order.”

Lily Mojekwu
Lily Mojekwu Hermione Granger
Lily Mojekwu

She/Her.

Lily is thrilled to bits to be returning to this production – in the role of Hermione this year!  Favorite (hometown) Chicago credits include work at Steppenwolf, Goodman, Lookingglass and Chicago Shakespeare  theatres, and guest starring roles on NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Showtime’s The Chi. Lily was a series regular on Amazon’s I Love Dick and is especially proud of her work in the feature films Widows and Saint Frances.  In her free time, Lily loves exploring San Francisco’s beautiful parks with Hudson – her beloved Beagle mix.

Steve O’Connell
Steve O’Connell Ron Weasley
Steve O’Connell

He/Him.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Steve O’Connell spent the last 15 years acting in Chicago, appearing on stage with Chicago Shakespeare, Victory Gardens, The Hypocrites, Boho, Paramount, First Folio, Timeline and Drury Lane among many others. His work on Chicago stages have earned him three Jeff Award nominations. Television credits include Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Low Winter Son, The Mob Doctor, Betrayal and a recurring role on FOX’s Empire. In 2019 O’Connell joined the original San Francisco cast of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. In 2021, he made his feature film debut in the The Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain. 

Chanté Odom
Chanté Odom
Chanté Odom

Biography: Broadway Debut. Training: St. John’s University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Body & Pole, private aerial/contortion/actor training. Aerial performance: events with Soular Productions (My Homeland). Theatre performance: National Tour (Columbia Artist Management)and NY/Regional theatre.

Erik Evan Olson
Erik Evan Olson
Erik Evan Olson

He/Him.

Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child(Original SF Company),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: Ke Nui Road(HBO Max/Upcoming), Mostly 4 Millenials (Adult Swim), Suddenly Rich (TLC).Training: BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in association with Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting School.

Benjamin Papac
Benjamin Papac Albus Potter
Benjamin Papac

He/Him.

Benjamin Papac is known for his roles in Greenhouse Academy (2017-2020), Room 104 (2020), and American Horror Story (2021). Benjamin made his Theatrical debut as Albus Potter in Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, SF (2019). He was born in California, and grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. Benjamin began his career in Atlanta and Baton Rouge, with roles in The Walking Dead (2014), Fantastic Four (2015), and others.

Christian Pedersen
Christian Pedersen
Christian Pedersen

Theater includes: Off-Broadway: Vieux Carre, Cornbury, Another Vermeer, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Eternal Equinox, The Fabulous Kane Sisters. Regional: South Coast Rep, Geva, Cleveland Play House, La Mirada, Ensemble Theatre Company, Geffen Playhouse, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, Arkansas Rep, NJ Shakes, Laguna Playhouse, Studio Theatre DC, Maltz Jupiter Theatre and many others. Film includes Animal Husbandry, The Last American Guido, The Other Woman. TV includes This Is Us, Seal Team, The Good Wife, Superstore, Fringe, Damages, Royal Pains, One Life to Live, All My Children. Graduate of the University of Richmond and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

John Skelley
John Skelley Harry Potter
John Skelley

He/Him.

Theater: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 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 And a Nightingale Sang (Westport Country Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse), An Inspector Calls (Pioneer Theatre), and 15 productions at the Guthrie Theater.Television: “Succession” (upcoming), “Law & Order: SVU”, “Elementary”. Film: Spinning Gold (upcoming), Jules (upcoming), Into Temptation. Training: BFA, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. www.johnskelley.com

Elise Southwick
Elise Southwick
Elise Southwick

She/Her.

Elise Southwick is an award-winning circus artist making her Broadway debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Her previous work includes aerial and hand balancing arts for AIDA Cruises and The Santa Fe Opera. She is a graduate of The Professional Track Program at The New England Center for Circus Arts. In addition to her circus career, Elise holds a B.A.in Contemporary Music. Her work can be found on all major music platforms under the name Azalya.

Jon Steiger
Jon Steiger Scorpius Malfoy
Jon Steiger

Thrilled to be returning to this magical show. Theatre credits include “Skippyjon Jones, Snow What?!” (Theatre Works USA); workshops of Douglas Carter Beane’s “Robin Hood” and “Fairycakes”, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Macbeth” (Scranton Shakespeare Festival); “Merchants” (Under St. Marks Place); “The Arkadina Project” (NYC Fringe Festival); and “The Little Dog Laughed”. Film and Television include “Experimenter”, “Deadline Crime With Tamron Hall”, the web series “Twelfth Grade, or Whatever”, and its spin-off “Drew and Oren”, and the short film “Cereal Killer” (writer and actor). Training: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC).

Tuck Sweeney
Tuck Sweeney
Tuck Sweeney

He/Him.

Training: University of Michigan BFA Musical Theatre. 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, Dickinson. Film Includes: Chasing The Goat, Deserters.

Geoffrey Wade
Geoffrey Wade
Geoffrey Wade

Geoffrey has appeared on Broadway and off-,toured nationally, and works extensively in regional theater: The Old Globe, La Jolla, South Coast Rep, Center Stage, Ge Va, Guthrie, Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Rep of St. Louis, and most recently THE FANTASTICKS at the Weston Playhouse. TV: NCIS, Mad Men, Numb3rs, “ER,” four Law & Orders…, Film: City Hall, The Divide, and Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. Directed acclaimed productions of A WALK IN THE WOODS and THE CRUCIBLE. Teaches at the Antaeus Academy. Trained at Central in London where he met his wife, Amelia White. He is an avid photographer.

Folami Williams
Folami Williams Rose Granger-Weasley
Folami Williams

She/Her.

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: “The Blacklist (NBC)” “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
Lauren Zakrin

She/Her.

Recent: Once Upon a One More Time at Shakespeare Theatre Company (Little Mermaid). Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Myrtle), The Great Comet of 1812 (Natasha u/s), Rock of Ages (Sherrie); Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers (Riley), Cruel Intentions (Kathryn), Great Comet (Natasha u/s); TOURS: Wicked (Glinda u/s), Grease (Sandy), Legally Blonde (Elle u/s). Regional: Cape Playhouse: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Music Circus: Legally Blonde (Elle), A.R.T.: Great Comet (Natasha u/s), Planet Hollywood: Surf: The Musical(Brooke), Muny: Legally Blonde (Elle); TV: Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE!, “Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods.”

Brittany Zeinstra
Brittany Zeinstra
Brittany Zeinstra

She/Her.

Theatre includes Broadway: The Prom. National Tour: The Little Mermaid. Regional: Mamma Mia (The MUNY); Oklahoma!, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, Peter Pan(The Boston Conservatory, BFA).

J.K. Rowling
Original Story
J.K. Rowling

J.K. ROWLING is the author of the enduringly popular, era-defining Harry Potter book series, as well as several stand-alone novels and a crime fiction series written under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

The seven Harry Potter books were made into eight smash hit movies, and have now sold over 600 million copies worldwide and been translated into 80 languages. One of the series’ companion volumes written by J.K. Rowling for charity, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, was the inspiration for a new film series, begun in 2016, with screenplays written or co-written by Rowling, the latest of which was released in 2022.

In 2020, she returned to publishing for younger children with her fairy tale The Ickabog, which was serialised for free online during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her most recent children’s novel The Christmas Pig was published in 2021.

Jack Thorne
Original Story & Playwright
Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne is a Tony®, Olivier and BAFTA Award winner who 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 BookA Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television, his credits include National TreasureThe Last PanthersDon’t Take My BabyThis Is EnglandThe FadesGlue 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

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

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

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.

Katrina Lindsay
Costume Designer
Katrina Lindsay

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 ForeversDara 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
Imogen Heap

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

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
Gareth Fry

Olivier Award-winning Gareth Fry’s recent theatre credits include The Encounter for Complicite, City of Glass for 59 Productions, Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, Woyzeck at The Old Vic, Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal, Northampton, Boy for the Almeida. 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

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 & Arranger
Martin Lowe

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.

Jim Carnahan, CSA
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan, CSA

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, OncePeter 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). 

Alexandre Bleau, CSA
Casting Director
Alexandre Bleau, CSA

Alexandre has been with Jim Carnahan Casting since 2013. Broadway: Groundhog Day, Amélie, Skylight, Constellations, The River, You Can’t Take It with You. West End: Glengarry Glen Ross. Old Globe: Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night. Hartford Stage: Rear Window.

Des Kennedy
International Associate Director
Des Kennedy

Des’ theatre credits as Director include: Gulliver’s TravelsWhite Star of the North (Lyric, Belfast); Teenage KicksA Punk Musical (Derry City of Culture); How the World Began (Out of Joint); Vernon God LittleThe 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).

Yasmine Lee
US Associate Movement Director
Yasmine Lee

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.

Conner Wilson
Associate Director
Conner Wilson

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
Associate Movement Director
Benjamin Wheelwright

BENJAMIN WHEELWRIGHT. (Associate Movement Director) Training: The National Theatre School of Canada. Theatre includes Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Broadway Company (Lyric), Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also North American tour). Other acting 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

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 J. Woodward

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).

Carole Hancock
Hair, Wigs and Makeup
Carole Hancock

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.

Brett J. Banakis
International Scenic Supervisor
Brett J. Banakis

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 ZhivagoThe Last ShipIf/ThenHands on a Hardbody and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Broadway), as well as Rigoletto and La Traviata (Metropolitan Opera).

Sabine Lemaitre
International Costume Design Associate
Sabine Lemaitre

Sabine Lemaître is a Costume Design Supervisor for theatre, ballet and opera. Working with theatre companies including The Royal Opera, Royal Ballet, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Sadlers Wells and English National Opera. Sabine is also the International Costume Design Associate for the critically acclaimed global production HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in London, New York, Melbourne, San Francisco, Hamburg, Toronto and Tokyo.

Theatre includes: Hamlet, staring Benedict Cumberbatch (Barbican); Mosquitoes, staring Olivia Coleman, (National Theatre) Hex, Wonder.Land (Damian Albarn /NT), Dara, Behind the Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre), The Magistrate starring John Lithgow (National Theatre), Earthquakes in London (National Theatre) , Death and The King’s Horseman (National Theatre) , Rafta Rafta (National Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/Coward); Medea starring Fiona shaw (Queens Theatre); Love for Love, Loves Sacrifice, Wendy & Peter Pan, All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC) , Titus Andronicus (RSC), Much Ado About Nothing (RSC), Morte D’Arthur (RSC), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), The Heresy of Love (RSC), House of Desires (RSC), A Comedy of Errors (RSC); Blood Wedding (Rufus Norris/ Almeida); Cabaret (Rufus Norris/ Lyric Theatre); Porgy & Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). Onassis starring Robert Lindsay (Novello/ Chichester Festival Theatre);

Dance includes: Pet Shop boys – The Most Incredible Thing (Sadlers Wells), Eternal Damnation of Sancho & Sanchez (Sadler’s Wells); Anemoi (Royal Ballet), Chroma (Royal Ballet/ McGregor), Infra (Royal Ballet/ McGregor), Les Enfant terribles (Royal Ballet & Opera), Dances are a Gathering, (Royal Ballet), Castle Nowhere (Royal Ballet); Beyond the Tempest (Royal Ballet), Faeries (Tuckett/ Royal Opera House) and Thief of Bagdad (Will Tuckett/ Royal Opera House).

Opera includes: Dr Dee (Damon Albarn MIF/ENO), Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera), Così Fan Tutte (Royal Opera), La Traviata (Royal Opera), Il Trovatore (Royal Opera), Semele (Royal Opera), Jenufa (Royal Opera), Der Fliegende Holländer (Royal Opera); The Damnation of Faust (Terry Gilliam/English National Opera), Turandot (Goold/English National Opera), Pirates of Penzance (Elijah Moshinsky/ENO), Die Tote Stadt ( NNT Tokyo)

Editorial; US Vogue Dec 2015 (Lindsay & Coddington/Mert & Marcus), ‘Victoria’ shoot US Vogue Jan 2016 (Corbijn /Posnik & Ebbutt)

Nick Solymon
International Associate Lighting Designer
Nick Solymon

Nick’s most recent lighting design credits include Imaginary Comforts by Daniel Handler, directed by Tony Taccone at Berkeley Repertory Theater; The Christians by Lucas Hnath, directed by Kristen Coury at the Gulfshore Playhouse; and The Prince of Players by Carlisle Floyd, directed by Philip Shneidman at The Kaye Playhouse. Nick’s recent Broadway associate lighting design credits include Amélie, lighting design by Jane Cox and Mark Barton; and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, lighting design by Bradley King. Nick’s recent Broadway assistant lighting design credits include Finding Neverland, If/Then, and Cinderella, lighting design by Ken Posner.

Pete Malkin
International Associate Sound Designer
Pete Malkin

The Encounter (co-designed with Gareth Fry). Winner of Special Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Sound Design, The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse/St. Ann’s Warehouse), The Kid Stay in the Picture (Complicité/Royal Court), Beware of Pity (Complicité/Schaubühne), Twelfth Night (Royal Exchange Manchester), The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith), Frogman (Curious Directive), Am I Dead Yet?  (Unlimited Theatre), Andrea Chenier (Opera North), Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse). As associate: 1984 (West End/Broadway), Oresteia (Trafalgar studios), Complicité’s productions of The Magic Flute (ENO) and Lionboy (International Tour), and Hamlet (RSC). Pete also worked with Gareth Fry on the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony (assistant soundscape designer).

Chris Fisher
International Illusions & Magic Associate
Chris Fisher

Chris Fisher 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. Theatre credits as Illusion Consultant include Angels in America (NT) The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre/RSC, Swan Theatre); Big The Musical (Plymouth Theatre Royal/ Dublin Bord Gáis Theatre); No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s); The Alchemist (RSC, Swan Theatre); Into the Woods (Royal Exchange); Here We Go, Treasure Island (NT); Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse); The Skriker (Royal Exchange); Frøken Julie (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark). Chris was also the Illusions Associate on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Rachel Attridge
US Associate Costume Designer
Rachel Attridge

Associate design credits: Ain’t Too Proud (World Premier, Berkeley Rep); Holiday Inn (Roundabout); Paramour (Cirque de Soleil Theatricals); “The Wiz Live!” (Emmy Award); Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse); First Wives Club (Chicago Oriental Theater); Billy Elliot (1st & 2nd National Tour); Tea: A Mirror of Soul (Santa Fe Opera); A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout). 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, Wedding Singer, Woman in White, Sweet Charity, The Frogs, Never Gonna Dance, The Boy from Oz.

Skylar Fox
US Illusions & Magic Associate
Skylar Fox

Skylar is a director/playwright/multi-disciplinary theatre maker based in Brooklyn. He is the co-artistic director of Nightdrive, for which he has directed and co-written Providence, RI (The Tank), Thank You Sorry (Ars Nova), and Apathy Boy (The Brick, 2015 O’Neill Finalist), and directed and co-created The Annotated History of the American Muskrat by John Kuntz (The New Ohio). Other directing credits include Pussy Sludge by Gracie Gardner (2017 Relentless Award, HERE), Juliet & Romeo (The Brick), and the Boston premieres of the 6-hour genre-bending epic The Valentine Trilogy and of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, for which he was nominated for an IRNE Award.

Will Pickens
US Associate Sound Designer
Will Pickens

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 AfterUncle Vanya (The Old Globe), White Card (American Repertory Theater), Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Hello Dolly! (First National Tour).

Gary Beestone
International Technical Director
Gary Beestone

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. Beestone developed the original production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, with the creative team. Current events include: the opening event for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Walthamstow Borough of Culture. Current Projects include overseeing the renovation of the Curran in San Francisco and the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

Sam Hunter
International Production Supervisor
Sam Hunter

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 Supervisor
Rolt Smith

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 BootsFish in the DarkBullets Over Broadway and The Nance. He has worked for City Center’s Encores! Series (On the TownStairway to Paradise and Face the Music), at Lincoln Center Theater (South PacificWomen 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.

Claudette Waddle
Production Stage Manager
Claudette Waddle

Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour. Paper Mill Playhouse: The Honeymooners. Tour:  DralionMichael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour (both with Cirque du Soleil); Bette Midler’s Divine InterventionVelvet (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Adelaide Fringe).

Juniper Street Production, Inc.
Production Manager
Juniper Street Production, Inc.

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 AwayPresent Laughter (2017 revival), Fun HomeWaitressThe Color Purple (2015 revival), Spring Awakening (2015 revival), Something Rotten!DisgracedBeautiful The Carole King MusicalFollies (2012 revival), Spider-Man: Turn Off The DarkMemphisGrey 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.

Bespoke Theatricals
US General Managers
Bespoke Theatricals

Partners Amy Jacobs & Devin Keudell manage Broadway musicals, plays & tours. Current and recent productions include: Groundhog Day, School of RockCatsThe Play That Goes WrongPresent Laughter starring Kevin Kline, Cirque du Soleil’s ParamourThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Broadway/National Tour), The Color PurpleSomething 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.

Thomas Swayne
Senior Associate Producer
Thomas Swayne

Thomas Swayne initially joined Sonia Friedman Productions in 2017 in London before moving to the United States and continuing his role based in the New York office in 2018. As Associate Producer for SFP, he has worked on a variety of acclaimed productions including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Ferryman (Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play). In addition to supporting numerous shows in development, he is currently working on the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl and the international expansion of the multi-award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in New York, San Francisco and Toronto. Prior to joining SFP, Thomas worked for Disney Theatrical Group from 2013 to 2017 working on productions such as Aladdin, Shakespeare in Love and Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall. Before moving to London, he was based in Toronto where he worked with numerous theatre companies including The Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals. Thomas holds a Master’s Degree in Theatrical Producing from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Ryerson University.

Max Bittleston
Associate Producer
Max Bittleston

Max Bittleston initially joined SFP in 2014 and for over half a decade collaborated with a wide variety of artists and producers on a number of Olivier and Tony Award-winning shows. Specific highlights include The Jungle (London, New York & San Francisco), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre, London & Worldwide), Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Barbican, London), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre, London), The Ferryman (Gielgud Theatre, London), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton & Conleth Hill (Harold Pinter Theatre, London) and All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson & Lily James (Noel Coward Theatre, London). Between 2019 and 2021, Max worked as a Producer for the award-winning 59 Productions, where he led design teams creating a number of unique digital presentations combining art and technology. Max re-joined SFP in 2021. Prior to 2014, Max worked as an independent Producer with shows at the Finborough Theatre, the Arcola Theatre and the Whitstable Playhouse.

Pam Skinner
International Executive Producer
Pam Skinner

Pam Skinner joined Sonia Friedman Productions in 2007 and has since been privileged to work closely on many of its award winning plays and musicals both in London and on Broadway including; La Cage Aux Folles, Legally Blonde, The Book of Mormon, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunny Afternoon, Shakespeare In Love, Bend It Like Beckham, Funny Girl and Dreamgirls. As Executive Producer for Sonia Friedman Productions, she oversees the multi-award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child worldwide. Before joining SFP, Pam worked for twelve years at the Really Useful Group in London and Europe. During her time at RUG she supervised over twenty major Really Useful productions in London, Europe, Mexico, Brazil and North America.

Diane Benjamin
International Executive Director
Diane Benjamin

Diane Benjamin initially joined Sonia Friedman Productions part-time when it was first established in 2002, with just a team of four. She worked as Business Affairs Manager for SFP as well as the Ambassador Theatre Group from 2001 to 2005, prior to which she set up and ran the National Theatre’s Contracts Department from 1987 to 2001. Diane joined SFP full-time in 2005 as Executive Director and has worked on all its productions – over 160 – in the West End and on Broadway. She now also works on the company’s expansion with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into Melbourne, San Francisco and Hamburg.

HPCC Group Ltd
International Marketing
HPCC Group Ltd

For HPCC Group Ltd
Global Marketing Director – Krista Tuchscherer
Partnerships Director – Libby Grant
Director of Content and Special Projects – Shannon Kingett

For San Francisco
San Francisco Marketing Consultant – Deborah Warren
North America Director of Ticketing – Andrew Lowy
Press and PR – Charles Zukow
Marketing and Advertising – AKA
Social media and content – Ai

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

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS (SFP) is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York.

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS has developed, initiated and been lead producer of over 180 new productions and together the company has been responsible for winning 58 Olivier Awards, 34 Tonys and 2 BAFTAs.

In 2019, Sonia Friedman OBE was awarded ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Stage Awards for a record breaking fourth time. In 2018, Friedman was also featured in TIME 100, a list of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2017 she took 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.

Current productions include: The Book of Mormon, West End and UK and Europe tour, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London, New York, Melbourne, San Francisco and Hamburg Mean Girls US tour; To Kill a Mockingbird, London; The 47th, London; Jerusalem, London; Funny Girl, New York and Dreamgirls UK tour.

Forthcoming productions include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Toronto and Tokyo; Oklahoma! London; Merrily We Roll Along, New York; The Doctor, UK tour and London; The Piano Lesson, New York and Leopoldstadt, New York.

Previous theatre productions include: The Human Voice, The Shark is Broken, Leopoldstadt, Anna X, Walden and J’Ouvert as part of the Re:Emerge season, The Comeback, Uncle Vanya, Mean Girls (Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof, Rosmersholm, The Ferryman, The Inheritance, Summer and Smoke, Dreamgirls, The Jungle, All About Eve, Consent, The Birthday Party, Ink, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Travesties, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, A Christmas Carol, Funny Girl, Farinelli and The King, Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, 1984, Sunny Afternoon, 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, Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin, In Celebration, Boeing-Boeing, The Dumb Waiter, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Love Song, Faith Healer, Bent, Eh Joe, Donkeys’ Years, Otherwise Engaged, In 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.

TV productions include: Wolf Hall, Uncle Vanya, J’Ouvert (BBC), Walden and Anna X (Sky Arts) (Co-Producer), The Dresser, King Lear (Exec Producer), Dennis Kelly’s Together (BBC) (Producer). For cinema, Uncle Vanya and Walden. SFP’s productions of Hamlet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? All About Eve and Leopoldstadt have been filmed for cinema release by NT Live, with All About Eve, Hamlet and Leopoldstadt featuring on NT at Home and Hamlet on Amazon’s Great British Theatre series.

For full details of SFP’s theatre productions, please visit soniafriedman.com
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Colin Callender
Producer
Colin Callender

Colin Callender is an award-winning theatre, television and film producer who founded the New York and London 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, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s critically-acclaimed production of Macbeth at The Park Avenue Armory in New York, and the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Television productions include: the BAFTA and Golden Globe 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 award-winning adaptation of EM Forster’s Howards End for the BBC and Starz, Heidi Thomas’s adaptation of Little Women for the BBC and Masterpiece on PBS, Richard Eyre’s acclaimed adaptation of King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson for BBC and Amazon Prime Video, Lucy Kirkwood’s adaptation of her Olivier Award-winning play Chimerica for Channel 4 and, most recently, the hit adaptation of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great & Small for Channel 5 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.

For full details of Playground’s television and theatre productions, please visit playgroundentertainment.com

Harry Potter Theatrical Productions
Producer
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.

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