See Who’s Joining Will Swenson, Laura Michelle Kelly, and More in Matilda at the Muny

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The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel takes the St. Louis stage in August.
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The complete cast is set for the St. Louis Muny’s upcoming presentation of Matilda, rounding out the outdoor venue’s 101st season August 5–11.

Starring as Matilda will be Mattea Conforti, who made her Broadway debut in the title role of the musical (she’s since appeared on Broadway in Sunday in the Park With George and Frozen). Also joining the principal cast is Darlesia Cearcy (Once On This Island) as Mrs. Phelps.

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As previously announced, Tony nominee Will Swenson will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull, with Olivier winner Laura Michelle Kelly as Miss Honey, Ann Harada as Mrs. Wormwood, and Josh Grisetti as Mr. Wormwood.

The ensemble will feature Maya Bowles, Colby Dezelick, Sean Ewing, Ryan Fitzgerald, Berklea Going, Trevor Michael Schmidt, Gabi Stapula and Sharrod Williams, as well as the Muny Kid and Teen youth ensemble.

READ: Andrew Kober and More Join Mamie Parris, Matt Bogart, Omar Lopez-Cepero for Muny Paint Your Wagon

John Tartaglia will direct the Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly musical; the staging will feature choreography by Beth Crandall, sets by Paige Hathaway, costumes by Leon Dobkowski, lighting by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, and video design by Nathan W. Scheuer. Michael Horsley will serve as music director.

Casting for the Muny season is by Telsey + Company.

Swenson has been a special guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020, and for Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, and more to be announced. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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