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HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway

Daniel Radcliffe is starring in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop through January 21, 2023.

Daniel Radcliffe is making his return to the stage in the new Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. The Harry Potter star is starring as Charley in the limited engagement, alongside Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard and Lindsay Mendez as Mary. The production is slated to run through January 21, 2023 at New York Theatre Workshop.

To celebrate his return to theatre, we are taking a look back at the stage careers of he and Radcliffe and his fellow Harry Potter film cast members. Keep reading to find out when you may have seen stars like Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton, and more on Broadway, the West End, and beyond!

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

Aside from Merrily We Roll Along, Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Equus. He went on to lead the 2011 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and has also been seen in The Lifespan of a Fact (2018) and The Cripple of Inishman (2014). He was also seen in the West End in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Endgame.

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)

Grint made his Broadway debut in 2014 as Frank Finger in the revival of It's Only A Play. He was also seen as Sweets in the 2013 West End production of Mojo.

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway
Nathan Lane and Rupert Grint in It's Only A Play

Alan Rickman (Severus Snape)

The late Alan Rickman was seen on Broadway in My Name is Rachel Corrie, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony Nomination), Private Lives (Tony Nomination), and Seminar. He was also seen in the West End in The Winter Guest and Tango at the End of Winter. Rickman's other London theatre credits include The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, The Seagull, Love's Labour's Lost, and more.

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway
Jerry O'Connell and Alan Rickman in Seminar

Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall)

Smith made her professional debut on Broadway in New Faces of '56. She has won a record six Best Actress Evening Standard Awards for The Private Ear and The Public Eye (both 1962), Hedda Gabler (1970), Virginia (1981), The Way of the World (1984), Three Tall Women (1994), and A German Life (2019). She received Tony Award nominations for Private Lives (1975) and Night and Day (1979), before winning in 1990 for Lettice and Lovage.

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway
Maggie Smith in A German Life

Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort)

In 1995, Ralph Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway. He was later seen on Broadway in the 2005 revival of Faith Healer. Fiennes has been seen in London in Four Quartets, Antony & Cleopatra, and The Tempest. He can currently be seen Off-Broadway in Straight Line Crazy through December 18.

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway
Fiennes in rehearsals for the U.K. production of Straight Line Crazy

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

Felton can currently be seen making his professional stage debut in 2:22 - A Ghost Story in the West End at the Criterion Theatre.

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Wright was seen as The Girl in the 2013 Southwark Playhouse production of The Moment of Truth.

Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore)

Gambon made his Broadway debut in 1996 as Tom Sergeant in Skylight, for which he received a Tony nomination. He also has an extensive career in the West End, appearing in Betrayal, The Life of Galileo, Tales from Hollywood, A Chorus of Disapproval, A View from the Bridge, Man of the Moment, Tom and Clem, A Number, The Caretaker, and more. In 2015, Gambon announced that he had retired from stage work.

HARRY POTTER Stars Who Have Appeared on Broadway
Michael Gambon and Eileen Atkins in All That Fall

Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)

Before his time starring in the Harry Potter films, Coltrane was seen on stage as Jack Hogg in The Slab Boys in Edinburgh in 1978 and in a London production of Threads in 1980.

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)

Lewis' career on the stage includes a touring production of Agatha Christie's Verdict, Our Boys in the West End, and a 2016 production of Unfaithful.

Imelda Stauton (Dolores Umbridge)

Stanton recently performed on stage in the West End in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. Prior to that, she delivered an Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. Amongst her many other musical credits, notable performances include Into the Woods (Baker's Wife), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Follies (Sally Durant Plummer), and Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett). In 2023, she will be seen in the new West End revival of Hello, Dolly! as Dolly Gallagher Levi.

Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney)

Thompson made her Broadway debut as Sally Smith in Me & My Girl in 1985, role that she also played in the West End. She was recently seen onstage as Mrs. Lovett in Lincol Center's concert performance of "Sweeney Todd," a role which she reprised in the 2015 West End production. She can be seen as Miss Trunchbull in the new film adaptation of Matilda the Musical.

Julie Walters (Molly Weasley)

Walters has been seen in numerous plays in London, including The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune (Frankie), All My Sons (Kate Keller), Fool for Love (May), Educating Rita (Rita), The Rose Tattoo (Serafina), and The Last of the Haussmans (Judy Haussman). She has also been seen as Rosie in the Mamma Mia! movies.

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