Video interview with Actor Erik Christopher Peterson: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

actor broadway musical theatre Jun 08, 2023

Alakazam! Alakazoo! I get to interview Scorpius Malfoy from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child woo hoo! 

Erik Christopher Peterson is currently starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as Scorpius Malfoy (the son of Harry Potter's fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy).

In this interview Erik pulls back the curtain on:
  • The show's 5 Year Anniversary
  • Magic Spells
  • Being on Broadway
  • Stage Mishaps
  • How he guards his energy/time
  • So much more

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child plays at the Lyric Theatre in NYC. Click here for tickets!

Connect with Erik: Website and Instagram



For this interview with Erik Christopher Peterson, I was invited by Finn Partners to be part of their virtual press day celebrating Harry Potter & The Cursed Child 5-Year Anniversary.

The press office provided me with a selected list of actors I could choose from. A few months ago, I got to host a Harry Potter Q&A for Broadway Plus & Erik was one of the actors at that event. I enjoyed spotlighting him there, so, when I saw his name on the list, I knew he was the one I wanted to interview. Thankfully, he was available.

 Erik Christopher Peterson, Photo Credit: Benjamin Boucvalt

More on Erik Christopher Peterson:

Erik Christopher Peterson is a NYC based actor/creator with a mission to use storytelling as a catalyst for increasing empathy within his audience, and himself.  Currently he can be seen as Scorpius Malfoy in the Broadway Production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Erik holds a BFA in Acting from Webster Conservatory where he studied contemporary acting for the stage and screen, as well as a wide array of classical styles including his personal favorite: Shakespeare. 

Erik is also a huge baseball fan: Go Rockies! 

About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently celebrating it's 5-Year Anniversary on Broadway!

The winner of nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards including Best New Play, the show also has the unique distinction of being named by the Guinness World Records as the highest-grossing non-musical play in Broadway history with over $270 million total sales and over 2 million tickets sold (over 5 million tickets sold worldwide).

Adventure runs in the family. When Harry Potter’s head-strong son Albus (Joel Meyers) befriends the son of his fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy, it sparks an unbelievable new journey for them all—with the power to change the past and future forever.

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