Chris Highland joins UTA in Gotham

Talent agent will focus on theater, also rep film, TV clients

Tenpercenter Chris Highland has jumped aboard the New York office of UTA, where the talent agent will focus on legit while also repping clients in film and TV.

Highland ankles Paradigm, where he’s worked since early last year. His clients include Victor Garber, last on Broadway in the 2010 revival of “Present Laughter”; Josh Hamilton, currently appearing alongside Katie Holmes in previewing play “Dead Accounts”; and Patina Miller, the “Sister Act” topliner set to star this spring in Diane Paulus’ revival of “Pippin” at Boston regional A.R.T. Also on his list are Aya Cash, Dagmara Dominczyk, Genevieve Angelson, Liza Bennett and Josh Salatin.

Prior to his gig at Paradigm — where he repped artists across film, TV and legit — Highland spent seven years in the Gotham office of Gersh.

Highland reps the most recent hire in UTA’s bid to expand and bolster the company’s Gotham-based theater department. In April legit manager Mark Subias shuttered his eponymous agency to join the tenpercentary with the aim of boosting UTA’s legit business both in the U.S. and in London.

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