by Hans ten Cate
Thursday, 23 March 2006

Harry Groener will assume the role of King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot on April 25

A new King will be crowned next month. Harry Groener, well known for his Broadway and television appearances, will be Spamalot's next King Arthur. He will begin performances in the Tony-winning musical on April 25 and will take over from Simon Russell Beale who assumed the role late last year.

Groener received Tony nominations for his work in Oklahoma!, Cats and Crazy For You. His other Broadway credits include Harrigan 'n Hart, Oh, Brother!, Sunday in the Park with George, Sleight of Hand and Imaginary Friends. He currently has a recurring role on the NBC series Las Vegas. He also played memorable roles in the early 1990s sitcom Dear John, an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and countless other television shows.

Before Groener arrives, Spamalot will welcome two new knights to the round table: Martin Moran and Steve Kazee will begin their turn as Sir Robin and Sir Lancelot, respectively, on April 4. This will mean that David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria will soon be departing those roles, which they have played for over a year.

Starting April 4, Martin Moran will play Sir Robin... ...and Steve Kazee will be Sir Lancelot

Martin Moran has appeared on Broadway in Oliver!, Big River, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Titanic, Cabaret and Bells Are Ringing. He received two Drama Desk Award nominations for his one-man autobiographical show The Tricky Part, which was also recently published by Random House.

Steve Kazee served as an understudy in the Broadway production of Seascape. He also appeared in the ensemble of As You Like It at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.



  1. "New Regime: Groener, Moran and Kazee Succeed on Broadway in Monty Python's Spamalot," by Ernio Hernandez, on, 23 March 2006
  2. "Spamalot Welcomes Moran and Kazee, April 4; Harry Groener is Crowned King Arthur," April 25, by BWW News Desk, on Broadway, 23 March 2006
  3. "Harry Groener Crowned King of Spamalot; Moran & Kazee Also Star," by staff, on, 23 March 2006