Christopher Sieber's MATILDA Debut Delayed Due to Hand Injury
Christopher Sieber, who will be Broadway's newest Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, will have to wait to play the tyrant headmistress on stage. During rehearsals last month, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand. He is now expected to begin performances on Tuesday April 8 if his hand is fully healed. Cast member Ben Thompson will perform the role beginning this Tuesday March 18 when Mr. Sieber had hoped to begin performances in the show.
Sieber's Broadway credits include: Pippin, Shrek (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League Noms), Spamalot (New York and West End; Tony nom), La Cage Aux Folles, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into The Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love, A Christmas Carol, NYC Opera Cinderella, Eric Idle's Not The Messiah, a comic oratorio (Toronto Symphony). Off-Broadway: The Kid, Avow, The Boys in the Band. Regional: The Heart of Robin Hood, Hairspray, Company, The Boys From Syracuse. Film/TV: "The Good Wife," "Pushing Daisies," "Elementary," "Morning Glory," "Johnnie and the Sprites," "See You in September," "It's All Relative," "Two of a Kind," "Sex and the City," "Ed," "Guiding Light," "All My Children," "Another World." Mr. Sieber has not appeared on "Law and Order."
MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened in April 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44thStreet) to rapturous reviews and has been celebrated on 10 "Top Ten" lists for 2013. The production has received four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The original Broadway cast recording is produced by Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label. It can be ordered atwww.BroadwayRecords.com.
Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.