“Spamalot” has revealed another cast member. Steve Martin is featured as the voice of God in the musical revival. The previously announced production is currently in previews will open on Nov. 16 at the St. James Theatre.
Original Monty Python comedian Eric Idle — who wrote “Spamalot”’s Tony Award-nominated book, penned the lyrics and co-wrote the music with John Du Prez for the Tony-nominated score — announced Martin’s involvement on the Nov. 10 episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The voice of God is performed via recording. John Cleese, also of the comedy troupe Monty Python, provided the voice in the 2005 original production.
Martin was last represented on Broadway with his play “Meteor Shower.” Prior to that, he wrote the Tony Award-nominated book as well as music for the Tony-nominated score of “Bright Star.”
This revival mounting of “Spamalot” stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Patsy, James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as the Lady of the Lake, Ethan Slater as the Historian/Prince Herbert, Jimmy Smagula as Sir Bedevere, Michael Urie as Sir Robin, Nik Walker as Sir Galahad and Taran Killam as Sir Lancelot; Alex Brightman will replace Killam on Jan. 9, 2024. Casting is by JZ Casting.
“Spamalot” is produced by Jeffrey Finn.