Broadway's Spamalot Welcomes Siberry and Hibbard Sept. 16

News   Broadway's Spamalot Welcomes Siberry and Hibbard Sept. 16
Michael Siberry steps into the role of King Arthur in the Tony Award-winning musical Monty Python's Spamalot at Broadway's Shubert Theatre beginning Sept. 16.
Michael Siberry
Michael Siberry

Siberry arrives on Broadway after originating the same role in the musical's national tour and performing it for two years. The Sept. 16 performance also marks the return of David Hibbard to the role of Patsy.

In a previous statement, Spamalot director Mike Nichols said, "Michael Siberry has burned up the road as a brilliant King Arthur for a long time. So good was he in major cities all over the country that it became our hope that he could bring his funny, charming and, in the end, powerful Arthur to Broadway. That will now happen and we, the creators of the show, are very happy."

Siberry and Hibbard join a company that features Tom Deckman, Rick Holmes, Bradley Dean, Robert Petkoff, Wally Dunn and Merle Dandridge. As previously announced, "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken will return to the Spamalot cast Sept. 19.

Australian native Michael Siberry, an alumnus of England's Royal Shakespeare Company, made his Broadway debut in the RSC's revival of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. His Broadway credits also include The Merchant of Venice, The Sound of Music and The Frogs.

David Hibbard's Broadway credits include Spamalot, Anything Goes, A Class Act, Once Upon a Mattress and Cats. Spamalot features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, direction by Mike Nichols, choreography by Casey Nicholaw and is 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.

The musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest from God for the Holy Grail — with a short stop in the dazzling Spam-filled land of Camelot.

Spamalot earned the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and took home honors for direction (Mike Nichols) and one of its stars (Sara Ramirez).

Spamalot celebrated its third anniversary on Broadway March 18.

On Broadway Spamalot plays Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 and 8 PM and Sunday at 2 and 7 PM.

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Michael Siberry as King Arthur
Michael Siberry as King Arthur Photo by Joan Marcus
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