James Snyder gets fired from the lead role in Harry Potter and the cursed child!
According to the details, misconduct was reported amongst the Harry Potter actors Diane Davis and James Snyder resulting in James Snyder being fired.
The Broadway production had booked James Snyder as the grown-up version of the famous wizard Harry Potter – the world-famous book series by JK Rowling.
James Snyder was suspended from the Broadway production in November of 2021 but the production company has now revealed that he was actually fired from the show after an investigation conducted by a third party.
The details of the misconduct complaint are not revealed but the complaint was filed by Diane Davis.
The show producers, Sonia Friedman productions, harry potter theatrical productions and Colin Callender released a statement saying “Immediately upon receiving this complaint the producers commissioned an independent investigation by a third party.
“At the conclusion of the investigation, the producers decided Mr. Snyder should not return to the production and terminated his contract.
“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.”
The statement continues: “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.”
Harry Potter and the cursed child is a novel set 19 years after the children say goodbye to Hogwarts after defeating Voldemort.
Harry Potter and all his friends are now adults having children of their own.
Snyder who is known to be a veteran at Broadway was signed up for the title role in 2019;
The famous Broadway play also bagged the tony award for the best play in 2018.