The cast is off, so let the child-hurling begin! Tony nominee Christopher Sieber steps into Matilda as the frightening Miss Trunchbull on April 18. As previously reported, Sieber, who was originally scheduled to begin performances on March 18, delayed his start date twice after fracturing a bone in his hand during rehearsal. Sieber takes over from Ben Thompson in the role.
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.
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.
Happy first night, Mr. Sieber! We'd say break a leg, but, uh, now might not be the best time.