Tony nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice will join the company of the hit Broadway musical Matilda as Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey, respectively, on September 3. Tony nominees Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward will play their final performances on September 1. Matilda opened on April 11 at the Shubert Theatre and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Bierko received a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut as Harold Hill in The Music Man. His other Broadway credits include Thou Shalt Not and Guys & Dolls. His TV and film credits include Cinderella Man, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Sour Grapes, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Change Up, The Three Stooges, Scary Movie 4, For Your Consideration, Boston Legal, The Good Wife, Damages, Sex and the City, Ally McBeal and Mad About You.
Paice originated the role of Laura Fairlie in The Woman in White on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include Curtains and The 39 Steps. Paice's TV credits include White Collar, Unforgettable, Person of Interest and The Beautiful Life.
Directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Tony winner Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tony nominee Tim Minchin.
The cast of Matilda also includes Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro in the title role, Lesli Margherita as Miss Wormwood, Tony winner Gabriel Ebert as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Matilda features choreography by Peter Darling, set and costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker.