Taran Killam Alex Brightman
Taran Killam Alex Brightman

Taran Killam to Star in Spamalot, Alex Brightman to Succeed Later in Run

At last, the actor taking on Lancelot in the Broadway revival of Spamalot has been revealed. Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam will star in the role of Lancelot in Spamalot, which begins performances at the St. James Theatre on October 31, 2023.

Alex Brightman, who played Lancelot in the Kennedy Center production and is currently starring on Broadway in The Shark is Broken, will reprise his performance in the Broadway production beginning January 9, 2024. Killam will conclude his limited engagement on January 7, 2024.

Performances begin Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and the official opening night is Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.

As previously announced, the Broadway revival cast of Spamalot will include Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Waitress) as Patsy, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) as King Arthur, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (Beetlejuice) as The Lady of the Lake, Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) as The Historian/Prince Herbert, Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot) as Sir Bedevere, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Shrinking, Torch Song) as Sir Robin, and Nik Walker (Hamilton) as Sir Galahad. Iglehart, Kritzer, Smagula, Urie, and Walker will be reprising their roles from the record-breaking sold-out run at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Ensemble casting will be announced shortly.

The musical, which first galloped onto Broadway in 2005, features a book & lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. The original Broadway production was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards and won three, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Mike Nichols) and Best Featured Actress (Sara Ramirez as The Lady of the Lake) and featured choreography by Casey Nicholaw. Josh Rhodes (Bright Star, Cinderella) will return from the Kennedy Center production to direct and choreograph on Broadway.

Lovingly ripped from the film classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot has everything that makes a great knight at the theatre, from flying cows to killer rabbits, British royalty to French taunters, dancing girls, rubbery shrubbery, and of course, the lady of the lake. Spamalot features well-known song titles such as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This,” “Find Your Grail” and more that have become beloved classics in the musical theatre canon.

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