Broadway actor James Snyder fired from ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ over misconduct complaint

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ star James Snyder, who held the title role in the show, was fired from the Broadway production following a complaint about his conduct.  Snyder’s co-star Diane Davis filed the complaint about his conduct on Nov. 19, leading to the production launching an independent investigation by a third party. Snyder will not return following the investigation and his contract has been terminated.

The exact nature of Snyder’s conduct is unknown.   The producers said in a statement: “We are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive workplace, which is why we have robust workplace policies and procedures in place for all those involved in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  This includes struct prohibitions against harassment in any form, as well as channels through which any employee can report conduct that they believe is inappropriate. We will continue to do all we can to ensure the extremely talented team that brings this production to life feels safe, empowered and fully supported.”

Snyder has also starred in Broadway productions of Cry-Baby, If/Then and In Transit, and has appeared on television in The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Cold Case, Rizzoli & Isles and more.

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