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UCF Theatre alumnus Andrew Carnero ’15 never dreamed of working on Broadway. Not until he decided to visit New York City for the first time on spring break during his senior year at UCF.

Assistant Professor Claudia Lynch helped him make the most of his weeklong trip by setting up opportunities for the Orlando native to shadow professionals in the business.

Now he serves as one of the stage managers on Broadway for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

“Working on this show, I’ve learned how big of a worldwide phenomenon Harry Potter is,” Carnero says. “We have people come in from all over the world every night, and I’ll be on Facebook or on Instagram and see official Harry Potter accounts post something about Cursed Child, and it’s an amazing feeling to think, I’m working on this. It’s something that’s really special.”

Read more about Andrew and his path to Broadway at UCF Today.