What are those maggots doing to these Trunchbulls? Christopher Sieber has once again delayed his start date in Matilda on Broadway after fracturing a bone in his hand during rehearsal. The Tony nominee will no longer be beginning performances on April 8 at the Shubert Theatre and will instead assume the role of the child-hurling Miss Trunchbull later this month. The start date will be announced shortly.
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." Ben Thompson will continue in the role of the terrifying headmistress in Sieber’s absence. Matilda also 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 (which he recently briefly returned to with his injured hand), 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.