James Snyder Fired From Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’
James Snyder, who began playing Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway in 2019, has been fired from the production after a co-star filed a complaint over his conduct last year.
Producers confirmed that Snyder was initially suspended when Diane Davis, the actor who plays his onstage wife Ginny Potter, filed the complaint on November 19, 2021. Following an investigation by a third party, producers announced on Sunday that Snyder’s contract would be fully terminated.
The nature of Snyder’s behavior was not disclosed, and producers also announced that Davis “has made the personal decision to take a leave of absence” from Cursed Child.
Reps for the show also issued the following statement along with the news of Snyder’s termination:
“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 n Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This includes strict 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.”