By Ernio Hernandez
17 May 2005
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Azaria will take a break from his Broadway debut June 6 to return to filming on his Showtime drama series "Huff." He is expected to return to his Spamalot roles (including Lancelot, The French Taunter, Knight of Ni and Tim the Enchanter) by late November, according to production spokespersons.
Tudyk was last seen on Broadway in Epic Proportions. The actor appeared in the films "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "28 Days" and "A Knight's Tale," on stage in Wonder of the World, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Misalliance, Oedipus and Bunny Bunny. Other credits include "Wonder Boys," "Patch Adams," "Ice Age" and as the robot Sonny in "I, Robot" and TV's "Arrested Development," "Frasier" and "Strangers with Candy."
Spamalot was recently nominated for 14 Tony Awards including noms for Azaria, his co-stars Tim Curry, Michael McGrath, Christopher Sieber and Sara Ramirez as well as the show's score, book, direction, choreography, designs, orchestrations and the musical itself.
Mike Nichols ("The Graduate," "Angels in America") directed the musical inspired by the 1975 feature film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" which landed at Broadway's Shubert for a St. Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) start and a St. Patrick's Day (March 17) opening.
Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail — with a short stop in the dazzling Spam-filled land of Camelot.
Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria star with Christopher Sieber, Michael McGrath, Steve Rosen and Sara Ramirez with an ensemble that includes John Bolton, Christian Borle, Brad Bradley, Thomas Cannizzaro, Kevin Covert, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Jenny Hill, Emily Hsu, James Ludwig, Abbey O'Brien, Daniel Pearce, Ariel Reid, Pamela Remler, Greg Reuter, Brian Shepard, Rick Spaans and Scott Taylor.
For more information, visit the show website at www.montypythonsspamalot.com.