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Christopher Sieber Gets Hung at Sardi's

Christopher Sieber Gets Hung at Sardi's

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Receiving one of Broadway's biggest honors, the Matilda star now has a caricature on iconic restaurant's walls of fame.

See, kids? He's not so scary.

Two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber, who currently stars as villainous headmistress Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda, made a special appearance Thursday at Sardi's, where his caricature was finally added to the eatery's estimable walls of fame.

An intimate group, including Sieber's husband, Kevin Burrows, gathered at the iconic theater district restaurant to view the caricature's unveiling. He inscribed the drawing with "Thank you! Sardi's! Such an honor! XO."

"Woo hoo! Sardi's!! I am on the wall!!" Sieber later posted on Twitter.

Sieber, whose debut in Matilda was delayed due to an injury, joined the cast April 18.

Matilda, Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's Tony-winning British import, is based on the Roald Dahl children's novel about a bookish young girl who overcomes an unpleasant upbringing. In a 2013 review, The Advocate called the musical "a visually stunning spectacle with a positive message of self-empowerment" and declared that Miss Trunchbull "might be the most quietly terrifying villain since Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly."

Sieber earned Tony nominations for his work in Spamalot and Shrek the Musical. His other Broadway credits include Pippin, La Cage aux Folles, Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Triumph of Love, Chicago, and Beauty and the Beast.

Promoting his role as a gay dad in ABC's groundbreaking but short-lived series It's All Relative, Sieber publicly came out as gay in a 2003 interview with The Advocate.

Meet more of Broadway's out leading men here.

For tickets and more information on Matilda visit MatildaTheMusical.com.

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