Miss Trunchbull, the intimidating, revolting, downright evil headmistress of Crunchem Hall.
Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel makes his Broadway debut in the role of Miss Trunchbull, which he has been performing since the show’s premiere in 2010. He has since reprised his acclaimed performance in every major production of Matilda.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Diva Performance
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance
—(UK) Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical
—(UK) Theatre Awards UK Award for Best Performance
This is Carvel's first Tony nomination.
Carvel made a brief appearance in the 2012 blockbuster movie adaptation of Les Miserables, playing Bamatabois (one of Fantine’s many hecklers).
"Being in a musical like Matilda is an athletic feat on a nightly basis. You need to be able to pace yourself, and you need to believe in what you’re doing, otherwise you dry up. For something to be frightening and meaningful, it’s better if it’s grounded in truth, and the only real way of doing that is to get lost in it each time you do it." —Carvel in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/13