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Ep295 - Steve Haggard: Living Inside Your Own Imagination

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Ep295 - Steve Haggard: Living Inside Your Own Imagination

Steve discusses his role as Harry Potter in the Broadway production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and delves into the challenges and thrills of bringing such an iconic character to life on stage.

42 mins
11/21/23

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Steve discusses his role as Harry Potter in the Broadway production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and delves into the challenges and thrills of bringing such an iconic character to life on stage. He recounts his initial reactions to being cast as Harry Potter and the overwhelming nature of playing a famous character. He shares his experiences with the production, the preparation involved, and the unique aspects of the show, including the magical illusions and set design that immerse the audience in the world of Hogwarts. Steve opens up about his personal journey, such as his therapeutic motorcycle trip from Washington State to New York City, and how it’s great to put yourself in environments to learn from yourself. He reflects on the hardships he faced, and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Steve also opens up about the concept of self-compassion, emphasizing its significance in overcoming self-criticism and fostering personal growth.

Steve Haggard made his Broadway debut in 2019 as part of the year two company of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. He's appeared regionally at Steppenwolf Theatre in “Tribes”, at Writers Theatre in “Witch”, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Doubt” and “Old Glory” among others. He's also appeared on television shows like “The Chai”, “Chicago P.D.”, “Chicago Fire”, and “Prison Break”. Steve is currently starring on Broadway’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”.


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