Bryce Ryness to Replace Christopher Sieber in Matilda

first_img Matilda Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 View Comments Related Shows Bryce Rynesscenter_img Bryce Ryness in ‘Matilda'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Star Files A new terrifying headmistress will take up residence at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Bryce Ryness is set to join the cast of Matilda on June 7 as the child-hurling Miss Agatha Trunchbull. Christopher Sieber, who is off to headline the world premiere of the much-buzzed about The Prom, is scheduled to play his final performance in the role on June 5. The production is playing through January 1, 2017.Ryness joins the Broadway company after originating the role of Trunchbull on the first National tour. His other Broadway credits include Hair, First Date, Leap of Faith and Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway, he’s premiered and/or originated roles in Long Story Short, Fly by Night, See Rock City & Other Destinations, Around the World in 80 Days and Crossing Brooklyn. Ryness’ screen credits include Tangled, Sacrifice, Law & Order: SVU, Peter Pan Live!, It Could Be Worse, Submissions Only, Political Animals and Just for Kicks.Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda 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. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.In addition to Sieber, the cast currently includes Allison Case as Miss Honey, Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy and Aviva Winick share the title role.The Olivier-winning London production of Matilda continues to run at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre.last_img read more