Karen Aldridge, Gabriel Ebert, Lesli Margherita, Lauren Ward Join Broadway's Matilda
Much-anticipated musical announces full cast
Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, which begins previews on March 4 in advance of an April 11 opening at the Shubert Theatre. The production will be directed by Matthew Warchus.
Featuring a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, the show tells the story of a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. The show's current London production won seven Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.
In addition to the previously announced Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, who will alternate in the title role, and Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull, the show's principal cast will include Karen Aldridge (TV's Boss) as Mrs. Phelps, Gabriel Ebert (4000 Miles) as Mr. Wormwood, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Zorro the Musical) as Mrs. Wormwood, and Drama Desk Award nominee Lauren Ward (Violet) as Miss Honey.
The ensemble will include Frenie Acoba, Erica Barnett, Judah Bellamy, Jack Broderick, Ava DeMary, John Arthur Greene, Emma Howard, Nadine Isenegger, Colin Israel, Thayne Jasperson, Luke Mannikus, Madilyn Morrow, Sawyer Nunes, Jared Parker, Celia Mei Rubin, John Sanders, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Philip Spaeth, Ryan Steele, Betsy Struxness, Samantha Sturm, Heather Tepe, Ben Thompson, Clay Thomson, Taylor Trensch, Beatrice Tulchin, and Ted Wilson.
The production has sets and costumes by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker