ANNOUNCES NEW KING ARTHUR, SIR ROBIN, AND SIR LANCELOT
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.
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.