Producers of the the Broadway musical Matilda announced today that Matt Harrington and two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will join the company. Harrington will take over for Gabriel Ebert, who won a 2013 Tony Award for his performance as Mr. Wormwood. Sieber will step into the heels of evil school teacher Miss Trunchbull.
Sieber, who will play 54 Below on February 4 and February 11, will begin as Miss Trunchbull on Tuesday, March 18.
They join a cast that also includes Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, and the four girls who share the title role: Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa.
Matilda, directed by Matthew Warchus, features a Tony-winning book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.