Taran Killam, Alex Brightman join 'Spamalot' Broadway cast

The actors join a cast that also includes Broadway favorites James Monroe Iglehart, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Ethan Slater, and more at the St. James Theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Their name is Lancelot! Taran Killam and Alex Brightman join the cast of the upcoming Spamalot Broadway revival, playing at the St. James Theatre from October 31. Opening night is November 16.

Killam returns to Broadway after playing King George III in Hamilton in 2017. He is better known, however, for his onscreen comedy performances on madTV and Saturday Night Live, in addition to multiple sitcoms. He will play Lancelot through January 7 only.

Brightman will step into the role from January 9. He is currently starring as Richard Dreyfuss in The Shark Is Broken on Broadway, and he is also known for leading the Broadway musical adaptations of Beetlejuice and School of Rock. Brightman also played Lancelot at the Kennedy Center, where this Spamalot revival production premiered earlier this year under director/choreographer Josh Rhodes.

As previously announced, multiple other cast members from that production will also return for the Broadway transfer: Christopher Fitzgerald as Patsy, James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as The Lady of the Lake, Jimmy Smagula as Sir Bedevere, Michael Urie as Sir Robin, and Nik Walker as Sir Galahad. Ethan Slater also stars as The Historian/Prince Herbert.

Spamalot is the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, written by John Du Prez and founding Monty Python member Eric Idle. The show is an irreverent sendup of Arthurian legends.

Photo credit: Taran Killam and Alex Brightman. (Photos courtesy of production)

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