Jonathan Bennett to make Broadway debut in 'Spamalot'

The Mean Girls actor will play a three-month engagement in the first Broadway revival of the Monty Python musical, replacing Michael Urie as Sir Robin.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Welcome, brave Sir Robin! Jonathan Bennett will join the cast of Spamalot on Broadway in January, making his Broadway debut with the musical at the St. James Theatre.

Bennett is best known for starring as Aaron Samuels in the hit movie Mean Girls, along with starring in and executive producing The Holiday Sitter, the Hallmark Channel’s first gay-led romantic comedy, earning a GLAAD Award.

He has also appeared in several other Hallmark movies, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Veronica Mars, and hosted Halloween Wars and Cake Wars on Food Network.

Now, Bennett will appear in Spamalot on Broadway from January 23 to April 28 only. He will assume the role of Sir Robin from Michael Urie, who plays his final performance in the role on January 21 ahead of starring in Once Upon a Mattress at New York City Center from January 24 to February 4.

He will join a cast that also includes Alex Brightman as Sir Lancelot, Christopher Fitzgerald as Patsy, James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as The Lady of the Lake, Ethan Slater as The Historian/Prince Herbert, Jimmy Smagula as Sir Bedevere, and Nik Walker as Sir Galahad.

Loosely based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot irreverently spoofs the legendary adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This production is the show's first revival since its multi-Tony Award-winning premiere in 2005.

Photo credit: Jonathan Bennett. (Photo courtesy of production)

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