She played the role of Matilda's dance-obsessed mother from the March 4, 2013, first preview through September 6, 2015. She's had a busy year since then, including starring in the Broadway revival of Dames at Sea and the NYMF musical Scythe of Time, co-hosting Broadway Bares and making a concert appearance with The Skivvies.
Matilda The Musical is scheduled to close January 1, 2017.
Margherita won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Inez in Zorro The Musical in London's West End. Her numerous stage credits include Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Kiss Me, Kate (Kate, Ovation Award – Best Actress), Show Boat (Julie, Goodspeed ), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey, La Mirada), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake) and many others.
She can be seen this fall starring in the film Opening Night opposite Topher Grace and Taye Diggs. Last year, Margherita published Neck Punch and Carry On: Advice from the Queen, a series of “inspirational” messages inspired by her popular Twitter feed (@Queenlesli). The book, which debuted at #1 on the Humor charts, is available on iBooks.
Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus, with a Tony Award-winning book by playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.
Tickets are available at Telecharge.com (212) 239-6200 or in person at the Shubert Theatre box office (225 West 44th Street).