Shubert Theatre, (4/11/2013 - 1/01/2017)

First Preview: Mar 04, 2013
Opening Date: Apr 11, 2013
Closing Date: Jan 01, 2017
Total Previews: 37
Total Performances: 1554

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Gregory Doran, Artistic Director; Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director) and The Dodgers

First performed November 9, 2010 in Stratford-upon-Avon, commissioned by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Gregory Doran, Artistic Director; Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director)

Book by Dennis Kelly; Music by Tim Minchin; Lyrics by Tim Minchin; Based on the novel by Roald Dahl; Music orchestrated by Christopher Nightingale; Additional music by Christopher Nightingale; Musical Director: David Holcenberg; Children's Music Director: Deborah Abramson

Directed by Matthew Warchus; Choreographed by Peter Darling; Associate Director: Thomas Caruso, Luke Sheppard and Lotte Wakeham; Associate Choreographer: Ellen Kane and Kate Dunn; Resident Director: Gina Rattan

Scenic Design by Rob Howell; Costume Design by Rob Howell; Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone; Sound Design by Simon Baker; Associate Scenic Design: Paul Weimer; UK Associate Set Designer: Bec Chippendale and Alex Eales; Associate Costume Design: Daryl A. Stone, Rachel Attridge and Christine Meyers; Associate Lighting Design: Joel Shier; UK Associate Lighting Designer: Tim Lutkin; Associate Sound Design: Tony Smolenski IV

Executive Producer: Denise Wood and André Ptaszynski; General Manager: Dodger Management Group; Company Manager: Kimberly Kelley

Technical Supervisor: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Kelly A. Martindale; Stage Manager: David Lober

Musical Coordinator: Howard Joines; Musical Supervisor: Christopher Nightingale; Conducted by David Holcenberg; Associate Conductor: Michael Gacetta; Concert Master: Jonathan Dinklage; Keyboard 1: Michael Gacetta; Keyboard 2: Sue Anschutz; Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax: Steve Kenyon; Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax: Hideaki Aomori; Trumpet 1: Matthew Peterson; Trumpet 2: CJ Camerieri; Trombone/Bass Trombone: Mike Boschen; Drums/Percussion: Howard Joines; Bass: Mat Fieldes; Guitars: Eric B. Davis; Viola/Violin: Whitney LaGrange; Violin: Elizabeth Lim-Dutton; Cello: Jeanne LeBlanc

Illusion: Paul Kieve

Casting: Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. and Nora Brennan C.S.A.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: AKA; Marketing: AKA and Dodger Marketing; Digital Marketing: AKA; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Bertie CarvelMiss Trunchbull
(Mar 04, 2013 - Sep 01, 2013)
Gabriel EbertMr. Wormwood
(Mar 04, 2013 - Mar 02, 2014)
Sophia GennusaMatilda
Alternate
Oona LaurenceMatilda
Alternate
Lesli MargheritaMrs. Wormwood
(Mar 04, 2013 - Sep 06, 2015)
Bailey RyonMatilda
Alternate
Milly ShapiroMatilda
Alternate
Lauren WardMiss Honey
(Mar 04, 2013 - Sep 01, 2013)
Frenie AcobaLavender
Karen AldridgeMrs. Phelps
Erica Simone BarnettLavender
Alternate
Amanda
Alternate
Judah BellamyTommy
Bruce
Alternate
Jack BroderickBruce
Ava DeMaryAlice
Amanda
Alternate
John Arthur GreeneDoctor
Emma HowardHortensia
Lavender
Alternate
Thayne JaspersonEnsemble
Tamika Sonja LawrenceEnsemble
Luke Kolbe MannikusBruce
Alternate
Nigel
Alternate
Eric
Alternate
Madilyn Jaz MorrowAlice
Alternate
Hortensia
Alternate
Sawyer NunesBruce
Alternate
Nigel
Alternate
Eric
Alternate
Tommy
Alternate
Jared ParkerNigel
Eric
Alternate
John SandersSergei
Party Entertainer
Phillip SpaethRudolpho
Ryan SteeleEnsemble
Betsy StruxnessEnsemble
Samantha SturmThe Acrobat
Heather TepeLavender
Alternate
Nigel
Alternate
Amanda
Alternate
Eric
Alternate
Alice
Alternate
Tommy
Alternate
Ben ThompsonThe Escapologist
Taylor TrenschMichael Wormwood
Beatrice TulchinAmanda
Ted WilsonEric
Nigel
Alternate

Swings: Erica Simone Barnett, Yurel Echezarreta, Nadine Isenegger, Colin Israel, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Madilyn Jaz Morrow, Sawyer Nunes, Heather Tepe and Clay Thomson

Understudies: John Arthur Greene (Mr. Wormwood), Nadine Isenegger (Miss Honey), Colin Israel (Miss Trunchbull), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Wormwood), John Sanders (Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood), Betsy Struxness (Mrs. Wormwood), Samantha Sturm (Miss Honey, Mrs. Phelps) and Ben Thompson (Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2013 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Gregory Doran, Artistic Director; Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director) and The Dodgers

winner 2013 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by Dennis Kelly

 2013 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee] 

Music by Tim Minchin; Lyrics by Tim Minchin

 2013 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Bertie Carvel

winner 2013 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [winner] 

Gabriel Ebert

 2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Lauren Ward

 2013 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Peter Darling

 2013 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Matthew Warchus

 2013 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Christopher Nightingale

winner 2013 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre [recipient] 

Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

winner 2013 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [winner] 

Rob Howell

 2013 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Rob Howell

winner 2013 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [winner] 

Hugh Vanstone

Drama Desk Award

winner 2013 Outstanding Musical [winner] 

Produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Gregory Doran, Artistic Director; Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director) and The Dodgers

winner 2013 Outstanding Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by Dennis Kelly

winner 2013 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Bertie Carvel

 2013 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Peter Darling

winner 2013 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 

Lyrics by Tim Minchin

winner 2013 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 

Rob Howell

 2013 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Matthew Warchus

Theatre World

winner 2013 Award [recipient] 

Bertie Carvel

Songs

music by Tim Minchin; lyrics by Tim Minchin

ACT 1 Sung By
MiracleCompany
NaughtyMatilda
School SongCompany
PatheticMiss Honey
The HammerMiss Trunchbull, Miss Honey and Children
The Chokey ChantCompany
LoudMrs. Wormwood and Rudolpho
This Little GirlMiss Honey
BruceChildren
ACT 2 Sung By
TellyMr. Wormwood and Michael Wormwood
When I Grow UpCompany
I'm HereMatilda and The Escapologist
The Smell of RebellionMiss Trunchbull, Miss Honey and Children
QuietMatilda
My HouseMiss Honey
Revolting ChildrenCompany

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Shubert Theatre

(4/11/2013 - 1/1/2017)
Musical Director: Michael Gacetta(May 16, 2016 - ?).

Resident Director: Ryan Emmons; Resident Choreographer: Sara Brians.

Associate Costume Design: Nancy Palmatier; Assistant Costume Design: Rachel Attridge.

Assistant Co. Mgr: Justin Gleiberman; Company Manager: Michael Altbaum(Oct 2016 - Jan 1, 2017).

Production Stage Manager: David Lober; Stage Manager: Michael Krug; Assistant Stage Mgr: Samantha Preiss, Carolyn Kelson, Melissa M. Spengler; Production Supervisor: David Lober; Assistant Stage Mgr: Katelynn Cooper.

Resident Director: Sara Brians; Conducted by Michael Gacetta(May 16, 2016 - ?); Associate Conductor: Sue Anschutz; Concert Master: Elizabeth Lim-Dutton; Violin: Rachel Golub; Associate Musical Supervisor: David Holcenberg; Assistant Conductor: Chris Haberl; Keyboard 1: Chris Haberl.

Gym Captain: Scott Difford; Assistant/Children's Dance Captain: Heather Tepe; Assistant Vocal Coach: Julia Lenardon, Julie Congress; Assistant Dance Captain: Ashley Elizabeth Hale.

Cast

Noah Baird
Eric Alternate
Nigel Alternate
Natalie Venetia Belcon
Mrs. Phelps
Mrs. Phelps (Nov 12, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014)
Mrs. Phelps (Sep 8, 2015 - May 29, 2016)
Craig Bierko
Miss Trunchbull (Sep 17, 2013 - circa. Oct 2013)
Richard H. Blake
Escape Artist
Ensemble
Party Entertainer
Sergei
Jennifer Blood
Miss Honey (Sep 6, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Jennifer Bowles
The Acrobat
Paige Brady
Matilda Alternate
Alex Brightman
Michael Wormwood (Jun 10, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015)
Ava Briglia
Broadway debut
Matilda Alternate
Beada Briglia
Hortensia
Christian Michael Camporin
Eric
Timothy TV Cao
Bruce Alternate
Tommy Alternate
Grace Capeless
Lavender (Mar 4, 2014 - Aug 30, 2015)
Allison Case
Miss Honey (Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 4, 2016)
Mattea Conforti
Matilda Alternate
Marcus D'Angelo
Bruce Alternate
Eric Alternate
Nigel Alternate
Nigel
Shane Davis
Tommy
Ava DeMary
Hortensia
Lavender Alternate
Gregory Diaz IV
Broadway debut
Bruce Alternate
Cole Alex Edelstein
Bruce Alternate
Tommy Alternate
Nigel Alternate
Michael Fatica
Party Entertainer
Wesley Faucher
Ensemble
Tori Feinstein
Matilda Alternate
Matilda Alternate
(circa. Dec 2016 - ?)
Akira Golz
Alice
Amanda Alternate
Evan Gray
Broadway debut
Bruce
Jonah Halperin
Nigel
Eric Alternate
Benjamin Harding
Bruce
Matt Harrington
Mr. Wormwood (Mar 4, 2014 - Sep 6, 2015)
Garett Hawe
Ensemble
Chris Hoch
Party Entertainer
Sergei
During Craig Bierko's absenceMiss Trunchbull (Sep 3, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013)
Miss Trunchbull (Oct 29, 2013 - Mar 16, 2014)
Rick Holmes
Mr. Wormwood (Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 11, 2016)
Meliki Hurd
Bruce Alternate
Broadway debutTommy
Austyn Johnson
Broadway debut
Amanda
Ora Jones
Mrs. Phelps (May 31, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016)
Marisa Kennedy
Ensemble
Amanda LaMotte
Alice Alternate
Hortensia Alternate
Tommy Alternate
Alison Luff
Miss Honey (Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 6, 2015)
Eliza Holland Madore
Matilda Alternate
Zoe Manarel
Lavender
Lesli Margherita
Mrs. Wormwood (Sep 6, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Grace Matwijec
Alice Alternate
Hortensia Alternate
Lavender Alternate
Willow McCarthy
Broadway debut
Matilda Alternate
Lauralyn McClelland
Ensemble
Rileigh McDonald
Matilda Alternate
Joseph Medeiros
Michael Wormwood
Matt Meigs
Ensemble
Doctor
Trey Middleton
Broadway debut
Bruce Alternate
Nigel Alternate
Tommy Alternate
Michael Minarik
Escape Artist
Sean Montgomery
Ensemble
Party Entertainer
Sergei
Jack Mullen
Nigel
Bruce Alternate
Brooklyn Nelson
Amanda Alternate
Lavender Alternate
Amanda
Alexa Shae Niziak
Alice
Geoff Packard
Escape Artist
Doctor
Party Entertainer
Sergei
Jill Paice
Miss Honey (Sep 3, 2013 - Sep 5, 2014)
Gianina Paolantonio
Amanda
Gabriella Pizzolo
Matilda Alternate
Serena Quadrato
Broadway debut
Lavender
David Rosenthal
Bruce
Celia Mei Rubin
Alice Alternate
Hortensia Alternate
Tommy Alternate
Sofia Roma Rubino
Amanda Alternate
Lavender Alternate
Mimi Ryder
Matilda Alternate
Talia Ryder
Hortensia
Lavender Alternate
Bryce Ryness
Miss Trunchbull (Jun 7, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
John Sanders
Mr. Wormwood (Sep 13, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Ian Saraceni
Eric
Analise Scarpaci
Alice Alternate
Hortensia Alternate
Brooklyn Shuck
Matilda Alternate
Christopher Sieber
Miss Trunchbull (Apr 18, 2014 - Jun 5, 2016)
Cassie Silva
Ensemble
Mitchell Sink
Bruce
Michaeljon Slinger
Ensemble
Party Entertainer
Madison Smith
Broadway debut
Amanda Alternate
Lavender Alternate
Ripley Sobo
Matilda Alternate
Amy Spanger
Mrs. Wormwood (Sep 8, 2015 - Sep 4, 2016)
Ryan Steele
Rudolpho
Fina Strazza
Matilda Alternate
Chris Sumpter
Bruce Alternate
Tommy
Nigel Alternate
Gavin Swartz
Nigel
Heather Tepe
Hortensia Alternate
Ben Thompson
Miss Trunchbull Alternate
during Christopher Sieber's absenceMiss Trunchbull
Escape Artist
Clay Thomson
Ensemble
Michael Wormwood
Ava Ulloa
Matilda Alternate
Alexandra Vlachos
Matilda Alternate
Travis Waldschmidt
Ensemble
Ted Wilson
Eric Alternate
Aviva Winick
Broadway debut
Matilda Alternate
Kathryn Zimmer
Broadway debut
Alice Alternate
Hortensia Alternate



Understudies: Richard H. Blake (Mr. Wormwood, Miss Trunchbull), Jennifer Bowles (Miss Honey, Mrs. Phelps), Wesley Faucher (Mrs. Wormwood), Ashley Elizabeth Hale (Miss Honey), Chris Hoch (Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood), Marisa Kennedy (Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Wormwood), Lauralyn McClelland (Mrs. Wormwood, Miss Honey), Michael Minarik (Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood), Sean Montgomery (Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood), Geoff Packard (Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood), Celia Mei Rubin (Mrs. Phelps), Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood).


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