Ava Briglia is an American child actress currently playing Matilda in the 2016 Broadway cast of Matilda: the Musical. Playing Matilda marks Ava's Broadway debut. Her older sister also had a role in the same show in a previous cast.


Regional Theatre

  • Gypsy as Baby June


  • Matilda the Musical as Matilda
  • School of Rock as Summer

National Tour

  • School of Rock as Summer


  • Julie's Greenroom as Herself
  • Evil Lives Here as Young Lindsey


  • Sisters as Esme


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  • Ava had her debut performance
  • Ava's older siblings, Daniel and Beada, are also actors who have performed in major stage productions.
  • Ava's sister, Beada Briglia previously played Hortensia in the Broadway production.
  • Ava loves to draw
  • During her run, Ava shared the lead role with Willow McCarthy, Aviva Winnick and Tori Feinstein
  • Ava was the third to last Matilda to perform on Broadway
  • Amy Spanger's nickname for Ava is "Little Marilyn."
  • Ava is currently the youngest Matilda worldwide.