Alex Gaumond Cast in Matilda as US Version Wins Tony Awards in New York
The Well Known Performer Joining the West End Version Alongside Kay Murphy from September 2013
Matilda the Musical finds itself in the spotlight this week as a big new casting announcement emerges for the West End show, whilst its Broadway counterpart wins four Tony Awards at the annual ceremony held at the weekend.
Alex Gaumond is set to join the Cambridge Theatre version of the show alongside Kay Murphy, accompanying the continuing Helen Flaherty. They become the latest cast members to join a show that has received unanimous critical acclaim since it first ran at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
At the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday 9th June 2013, held at the Radio City Music Hall, Matilda The Musical entered the night hoping to win for the 12 categories in which it was nominated. Though it did not scoop that many awards it did leave the event with four awards under its belt – Best Book of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (for Gabriel Ebert).
Other winners on the night included Kinky Boots, which was the winner of Best Musical, among others awards.
Matilda The Musical is based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl and follows a young girl with extraordinary powers who uses these skills to teach people a lesson. Eventually these powers become telekinetic, leading to a number of memorable situations.
Here in the UK Matilda runs strong and this is cemented by Gaumond’s casting. The performer is well known for a number of musicals, including the ongoing We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre, with further roles in Desperately Seeking Susan at the Novello Theatre, Sunday In The Park With George at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Scrooge at the London Palladium.
The new cast members join Matilda The Musical on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. Meanwhile, the production is currently booking at its West End home of the Cambridge Theatre until Sunday 25th May 2014 (following its most recent booking extension in April this year).