press release (many thanks to Aaron Meier and Jackie Green of Boneau /Bryan-Brown)
Sunday, 18 July 2004

July 15 2004
For Immediate Release, Please
Contacts: Adrian Bryan-Brown/Jackie Green/Aaron Meier
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Douglas Sills joins the cast of Spamalot as Sir Galahad



Douglas Sills Michael McGrath Steve Rosen Sara Ramirez

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The Musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture

Monty Python and the Holy Grail



World premiere at Chicago’s Shubert Theatre from Dec. 21 ’04 - Jan. 16 ‘05
Previews begin at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on Feb. 7 ’05; opens Mar. 10

The producers of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT announced today that Douglas Sills, Michael McGrath, Steve Rosen and Sara Ramirez will join the previously announced David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry and Hank Azaria in the cast of the eagerly anticipated new musical.

Douglas Sills will play Sir Galahad. Mr. Sills’ last knight on Broadway was “Sir Percy” in The Scarlet Pimpernel for which he received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations . He recently starred on Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors. Other notable stage work includes A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center), Carnival! (Encores), Much Ado About Nothing (South Coast Rep), Mack and Mabel (Reprise) and Into the Woods (national tour). He is well known for frequent television appearances in such series as “Will and Grace,” “Sabrina” and “Murphy Brown.”

Michael McGrath will assume the role of Patsy and a myriad of other roles. He is currently in Wonderful Town on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Little Me, My Favorite Year, Swingin’ on A Star and The Goodbye Girl. Off-Broadway credits include The Cocoanuts, Game Show, and Forbidden Broadway. TV and film includes “The Martin Short Show” (Martin’s sidekick), “Remember WENN,” “Changing Lanes” and the upcoming Sydney Pollack film The Interpretor.

Steve Rosen will play Sir Bedevere. SPAMALOT will mark his Broadway and knight-playing debut. He has numerous off-Broadway and regional credits including Franz Kafka’s The Castle and The Golem (both at Manhattan Ensemble Theatre) Enter Laughing (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Foreigner and Little Shop of Horrors. Film and television work includes Todd Solondz’s Storytelling, NBC’s “Ed” and a current advertisement for Verizon/Direct TV as a man who can’t stop talking.

Sara Ramirez will play The Lady of the Lake. “Lady” is the female version of “Sir.” She has been acclaimed for performances on Broadway: Capeman, The Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm and A Class Act, and the celebrated Dreamgirls benefit concert in 2001. Her numerous television credits include “Law & Order; SVU,” “Third Watch” and “Spin City.” Film credits include Spiderman, You’ve Got Mail, Washington Heights and Going Under.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, a new musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, begins previews at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th St.) on February 7, 2005 and opens on March 10, 2005. SPAMALOT will arrive on Broadway following a four-week World Premiere engagement at Chicago’s Shubert Theatre (December 21, 2004 - January 16, 2005).

Directed by Mike Nichols, SPAMALOT features a book by Eric Idle, based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with an entirely new score featuring music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, along with three songs from the 1975 film.

SPAMALOT is produced by Ostar Boyett Productions.

Monty Python isn't a person, but a group of British actors and writers (and one American) that performed their famous comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on the BBC from 1969 to 1974, with subsequent international fame and success.

Further details about the SPAMALOT creative team; cast members who don’t have featured roles; and how someone can actually buy a ticket to the show will be announced shortly.