PLAYBILL PICKS: Breakout Performances of the 2012-13 Broadway Season

By Playbill Staff
29 Apr 2013

Bertie Carvel
Photo by Joan Marcus

Bertie Carvel, who won the Olivier Award for his portrayal of the evil Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musial overseas, reprises his performance, making his Broadway debut. Carvel is not just a man in women's clothing. He is Miss Trunchbull. As he walks throughout the aisles of the Shubert Theatre — whistle on his neck, hand at his side — adults and children alike are jumping out of their seats, afraid that Carvel may grab them by their pigtails and catapult them across the theatre.