A prominent casting agency has fired a longtime Broadway casting director over accusations of sexual misconduct toward actors.
Justin Huff was fired early this week from Telsey + Company, according to the agency’s founder, Bernie Telsey.
“Reports were given to me of inappropriate behavior, and Justin was let go from the office,” Mr. Telsey said in an interview. “I take any reports of inappropriate behavior very seriously.” Mr. Telsey confirmed that the reports involved suspected sexual misconduct toward actors, but he declined to provide specifics.
Mr. Huff’s departure was previously reported in an industry newsletter, Broadway Briefing, and the misconduct allegation was reported in Variety.
Mr. Huff has not responded to several requests for comment this week. He had worked for Telsey + Company for 13 years, helping to select performers for a variety of stage shows, including “Kinky Boots,” “Newsies,” “On Your Feet” and the revival of “The Color Purple.”