WH in the News - Matilda Cast in NYC

Posted by Christina Page on 1/10/2020

On January 3rd members of the Matilda cast were treated to an afternoon with one of the original Broadway cast members from the show Matilda.  Jack Broderick who originated the role of "Bruce"  in Matilda described his experience as a child actor and what it was like to originate the role on Broadway.  Jack who was around 12 at the time described his typical schedule when performing shows 6 days a week and how he took care of himself as a vocalist and dancer.  The students asked him questions about how he dealt with the pressure and nerves performing at such a young age.  The one theme that kept coming through during the interview was that although it was hard work, he absolutely loved it and did not regret missing out on things because of his work.  
Jack is pictured on the bottom row fourth in from the right.