Bryce Ryness Begins Performances in Matilda

first_img Related Shows View Comments Star Files Bryce Ryness in ‘Matilda'(Photo: Joan Marcus) There’s a new Trunchbull in town! Bryce Ryness starts performances in Matilda on June 7, succeeding Christopher Sieber, who played his final performance on June 5; Sieber is set to move on to the world premiere of the much-buzzed about The Prom. The delightfully naughty tuner is playing at the Shubert Theatre 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.Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, 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. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.In addition to Ryness, 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, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy share the title role.The Olivier-winning London production of Matilda continues to run at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre.center_img Bryce Ryness Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Matildalast_img read more