Mr. Wormwood, Matilda's sleazy, slimy and sordid car salesman of a dad who wishes his daughter would watch the "telly" instead of wasting her energy on reading books.
Gabriel Ebert made his Broadway debut as an understudy in Red and went on to appear in Brief Encounter. A Juilliard grad, he appeared off-Broadway in Suicide, Incorporated and won an Obie Award for 4000 Miles.
This is Ebert's first Tony nomination.
From humble beginnings, Ebert is the son of a minister and is a bit of a mountain man. He grew up on a dirt road in the mountains of Colorado in house with well water and a wood stove.
"I'm just trying to keep up, really. These kids can dance and sing-some of them have more Broadway credits than I do. They're stars! I'm used to doing a play and walking away at the end of the day, but coming out to a stage door full of young children who are eager to see you—it's a whole new experience for me." — Ebert in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/11