Matilda's Broadway transfer nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Matilda's Broadway transfer nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    After setting records on the West End by winning 7 Oliviers, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the now toast of Broadway, receiving nominations for 12 Tony Awards. In addition to the prestigious Best New Musical category, MATILDA THE MUSICAL was nominated for:

    -    Best Book of a Musical (Dennis Kelly)
    -    Best Original Score (Tim Minchin)
    -    Best Actor in a Musical (Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull)
    -    Best Actor in a Featured Role (Gabriel Ebert as Mr. Wormwood)
    -    Best Actress in a Featured Role (Lauren Ward as Miss Honey)
    -    Best Director (Matthew Warchus)
    -    Best Choreography (Peter Darling)
    -    Best Orchestrations (Chris Nightingale)
    -    Best Scenic Design (Rob Howell)
    -    Best Costume Design (Rob Howell)
    -    Best Lighting Design (Hugh Vanstone)

    The four Broadway Matildas – Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro – have received Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre for originating the title role.

    Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's award-winning musical opened on the Great White Way on 12 April amid a wave of praise from critics. The New York Times called it “the most satisfying and subversive musical ever to come out of Britain”.

    Time Magazine said, "It would be easy to call it the best British musical since Billy Elliot, but that, I'm afraid, would be underselling it".

    Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel is nominated for reprising his role as the terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull, a performance New York Times' Ben Brantley called "deliciously malevolent".

    Based on the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is about a sweet little girl, surrounded by horrible grown-ups, who discovers she has supernatural powers that can be used to teach them all a lesson..

    MATILDA THE MUSICAL began at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford headquarters before transferring to London's Cambridge Theatre. In 2012 the production won 7 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, setting the record for the number of awards ever won by a single show (a record now jointly held with 2013's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Carvel won Best Actor and the four Matilda's (Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox) were named Best Actress.

    See one of the most widely-celebrated musicals in years and book your MATILDA THE MUSICAL tickets today!

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