Due to a rehearsal injury, Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will not make take his first official bow in Matilda on March 18 as originally announced. While rehearsing for the role of school headmistress Miss Trunchbull, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand (see adorable photo of Sieber’s hand in a cast for reference). He is expected to begin performances April 8 at the Shubert Theatre—meanwhile, Ben Thompson will keep the maggots in line as Miss Trunchbull. Feel better soon!
This is not the first time a Miss Trunchbull has been sidelined due to an injury—in November 2013, Craig Bierko withdrew from the production due to an "aggravated shoulder injury." Matilda currently stars Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo and Ava Ulloa in the title role, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Matt Harrington as Mr. Wormwood, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps.
Sieber garnered Tony Award nominations for Spamalot and Shrek the Musical. His additional Broadway credits include Pippin, La Cage aux Folles, Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Triumph of Love, Chicago and Beauty and the Beast. His film and TV credits include Two of a Kind, Pushing Daisies, The Good Wife, Elementary and It’s All Relative.