CREATIVE TEAM

 

ERIC IDLE (Co-creator of Monty Python, The Rutles, PythOnline, Spamalot, etc.)

Has multi- hyphenated his way through life, from being a writer and actor in legendary “Monty Python” TV series and movies, to the creator and director of “The Rutles.” He has appeared on stage singing rude songs with John Du Prez at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as performing in two highly successful tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003), for which they journeyed 15,000 miles across North America in a bus. His Greedy Bastard Diary of that tour is available from Harper Collins. Their latest work, a comic oratorio called Not The Messiah, will be performed shortly in Toronto. His play Pass The Butler ran for five months in London’s west End; he has written two novels, Hello Sailor and The Road to Mars, a children’s book, The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and The Pussycat, and a bedside companion, The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book. Spamalot has already won him a Tony, a Grammy and the respect of his wife and children.

 

JOHN DU PREZ (Music)

A Trevelyan Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and Associate of the Royal College of Music, he entered the film industry in 1978 composing additional music for Monty Python’s Life of Brian. This began a long association with Eric Idle, leading eventually to their current writing partnership. He has scored more than 20 feature films including The Meaning of Life, A Private Function, A Fish Called Wanda, Once Bitten, UHF and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II, and III. Other Python projects include the Contractual Obligation Album, Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl and The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book. He was musical director for Eric Idle’s two North American stage tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003). This is his broadway debut.

 

MONTY PYTHON

Is he God or Godot, an agent of the devil or an agent of the William Morris Agency, or is he, as some have argued, a fictitious character invented in 1969 by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin in a desperate attempt to find a title for their rather silly TV show? Whatever the truth, he is the eponymous impresario who fronts “The Flying Circus,” The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, And Now for Something Completely Different and who appeared live at Drury Lane, City Center and the Hollywood Bowl. He has fronted numerous books including The Big Red Book and the Papperbok as well as many CDs, DVDs and matching ties and handkerchiefs. He is currently in retirement in an old jokes home near Dover, anxiously awaiting Nighthood and a Knightnurse. This is his first Broadway show. Further details: www.PythOnline.com

 

SAM VIVERITO (Direction/Choreography)

Has directed and choreographed internationally in such diverse places as South Korea (Hairspray, Bat Boy, Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, King & I, Quiz Show and the 1st American company of A Chorus Line), Canada (A Touch of Broadway, Angelina Ballerina, Garden Brother’s Circus), Malaysia and Japan (Charles Bach’s Wonder), England (Brighton Cares) and Dubai, UEA (Ninjago: The Realm of Shadows). New York City audiences have seen his work in An Intolerant Vaudeville, Cut The Ribbons, OPA!, Duplex, Bag Fulla Money, Yeah, That Happened! and Vital Theater’s productions of Angelina Ballerina, Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical, Fancy Nancy, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas and Pinkalicious. He has directed and choreographed national tours of A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha, Angelina Ballerina, Fancy Nancy, and Gypsy. His work regionally includes: La Cage Aux Folles, Funny Girl, Sweet Charity, Annie, 42nd Street, Evita, Buddy, Broadway Bound, Corps of Discovery to name a few, and for 21 years, the Shoji Tabuchi Show in Branson, MO. His television work includes PBS Great Performances, Another World, Late Night with David Letterman, and commercials for AMC, CBS March Madness, and I Love New York. He also worked extensively in the corporate world doing shows for such clients as Pepsi, Novartis, Chevrolet, McDonald’s, IBM, Cadillac, New York Life, Avon and many more.

 

TIM HATLEY (Original Scenic/Costume Design)

Has designed extensively for the National Theatre, West End and Broadway. Recent work includes: Travesties (Broadway/West End/Menier Chocolate Factory), Dreamgirls (West End), Ghosts (Almeida/West End/BAM), Little Eyolf (Almeida), Temple (Donmar Warehouse), Enemy of the People, The Pajama Game (Chichester), Mr. Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead/West End), The Bodyguard (West End/UK tour/US tour/Cologne/ Korea), Shrek: The Musical (West End/Broadway/ UK tour/US tour), Spamalot (West End/Broadway/ US tour/Vegas), Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady (Chatelet Paris), Carmen (Royal Ballet). Film credits include: Closer, Notes on a Scandal, Stage Beauty. Tim has received two Olivier Awards and two Tony Awards.

 

JAMES KRONZER (Scenic Design Modifications)

Resides in Washington, DC where he has designed shows for Washington Ballet, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theater, Woolly Mammoth and Studio Theatre among others. His work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally in Philadelphia, San Diego, Atlanta, Denver, Florida, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boston, Vermont and Knoxville. His numerous national tours include The Wizard of Oz, Thomas Live!, Backyardigans, Showboat and Barbie Live! as well as Disney’s new musical Twice Charmed. He has been Design Coordinator for the national tours of The Pajama Game for Phoenix and The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Fosse and Annie for NETworks. He has also designed shows for Norwegian Cruise Lines. He began his career as a Design Assistant for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theater in London. Awards he has received include eight Helen Hayes Awards (DC) and two Barrymore Awards (Philadelphia). He is a member of United Scenic Artists. More of his work can be seen at www.jameskronzer.com.

 

MIKE BALDASSARI (Lighting Design)

A Tony® and Two-Time Emmy® nominated Designer whose work has spanned much of the entertainment industry and been seen live in 25+ countries. Broadway highlights: Cabaret (1998/2014), Children of A Lesser God, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. He has designed over a dozen US National Tours and many Off-Broadway productions. Europe: Beauty & The Beast, (in seven languages). Film highlights: Ghostbusters (2016), Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex and the City 2, Neil Young Trunk Show. Television highlights: The (RED) Concert/Broadcast from Times Square with U2 and Bruce Springsteen, U2’s Top of The Rock performance for The Tonight Show, multiple episodes of Documentary Now!, pre-tapes for Saturday Night Live, and Late Night w/ Seth Meyers. Comedy specials: Ray Romano, Joe Rogan, Dana Carvey, John Mulaney, Bridget Everett. Multiple NYE’s with Phish at MSG. Televised concert highlights include: Mary J. Blige, Tim McGraw, Sam Smith, Garth Brooks in Central Park. www.mike-o-matic.com

 

CRAIG CASSIDY (Sound Design)

Has been providing sound reinforcement for the theater for 30 years. Designing sound for productions here in the USA and around the world. Recent productions include The Addams Family, Rock Of Ages, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Ring Of Fire, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, Grease, The Will Rogers Follies, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fame and Phantom. Regional productions include: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Crazy For You, Jekyll and Hyde, and Follies. When he is not behind a sound console you can find him sailing the Long Island Sound with his wife Dina & daughter Kealy.

 

STEVEN M. BISHOP (Musical Supervisor)

Is the Arranger/Orchestrator for the upcoming Broadway shows, Genius and Solana. Steven was the Conductor for the First National Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Conductor/Musical Director for the off-Broadway run of BINGO!, for which he orchestrated, produced, and mixed the original cast CD. Mr. Bishop conducted for Barry Manilow and his musical, Copacabana, and has had the privilege of working with such other artists as Gladys Knight, Pat Boone, BJ Crosby, Lou Rawls, K.D. Lang, Deborah Gibson, Frankie Avalon, and Michael Bolton. For television, his work has been heard on The Today Show, AMC, Discovery, TNN’s Nashville Now, and Bobby Jones Gospel Hour. He is the arranger/orchestrator for the celebrated national tours of GREASE, starring Frankie Avalon. Much love to Athena, Georgia and Eleni.

 

EMILY CROOME (Musical Director / Conductor)

Is a New York based pianist, vocal coach, conductor, and music director. Emily was trained in conducting and piano performance at University of South Florida and has been seen conducting and playing in pits all over the country. She is regularly seen around the New York area music directing and accompanying for festivals, recitals, auditions, concerts, cabarets, and shows. Favorite projects she’s done include conducting the previous 2015 tour of Spamalot and touring with various Phoenix Entertainment productions over the course of six years. Much love to Rick B, your guidance and support drive me on.

 

MICHAEL McFADDEN (Executive Producer)

Is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Phoenix Entertainment. He has guided more than 100 major productions as Producer and/or Director on both the national and international stage. Productions include Peter and the Starcatcher, Rock of Ages (North America tour, Republic of Singapore) The Addams Family, Ragtime, The Color Purple, Godspell, The Will Rogers Follies, Ring of Fire, Man of LaMancha, Gypsy, Buddy, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Directing credits include Camelot (National Tour), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Pajama Game (NorthAmericatour),Fame (KoreaandChina tours), The Color Purple (Bermuda), Grease (China tour, Malaysia, Macau and Turkey), and Sing Along Santa (Korea and North America tour). Mr. McFadden is a partner in Baker Park Management. and founding member of both Phoenix Productions and Phoenix Asia Group. He holds an MA in Theatre and Dramatic Arts, and is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). When not traveling, he shares his quiet time with his wife, LeAnne, and their sons,Sam and Liam.

 

STEPHEN B. KANE (Executive Producer)

Enjoys an open ended run in the theatrical touring industry that has now spanned nearly four decades. He has produced and/or managed over 100 touring Broadway musicals on four continents. Stephen serves as CEO for Baker Park Associates, a theatrical management and consulting firm, and is co-founder of both Phoenix Productions, LLC in North America and the Seoul based Phoenix Asia Group. Offstage adventures include his recent retreat from Midwest living back to home-base in sunny south Florida where he shares post-production time with his partner Joe (25 years and counting), loving life by the sea and cherishing the many surprises and immense joy that go hand in hand raising their 14-year old sons, Aidan and Andrew. This one’s for Gigi! On with the show!

 

SCHLIP SCHLAP, LLC (Producer)

Is an affiliate of Phoenix Entertainment, now celebrating its 20th anniversary season. Phoenix proudly embarks on a third decade as a revered international theatrical producing and management enterprise dedicated to artistic excellence. Phoenix Entertainment was founded just prior to the turn of the century by long time colleagues Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden who have lovingly helmed this remarkable (and independently owned) operation ever since. They have steadfastly embraced their core mission to develop, produce and present affordable, top-notch Broadway musicals and family entertainment throughout North America and beyond. Sheer will, dedication and love of their craft have resulted in the Phoenix team delivering thousands of performances of well over 100 live productions on four continents. The quest continues and onward we go!

 

NNAMDI ASOMUGHA (Producer)

Actor, Producer and former NFL All-Pro defensive back. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Carl King in the Amazon Studios film Crown Heights, which he also produced. Other Producing credits include: Executive Producer; Harriet, and Beasts of No Nation. He is a producer on the current Broadway play American Son. Theatre acting credits include the 2018 Off-Broadway play Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre

 

JONATHAN BAKER (Producer)

Started his career at the Nederlander Organization of America. He then went on to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s television and theatrical divisions, founded JB Studio LA, and is currently an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Bologna. Credits include: Executive Producer: Halfway and Crown Heights; Co-Producer: Basmati Blues; and Writer/Director/Producer: Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime.

 

IAM21 ENTERTAINMENT (Producer)

Was founded by Nnamdi Asomugha with his producing partner Jonathan Baker to create inspirational content. The company’s debut feature film Crown Heights won the Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Amazon Studios. On stage, the company is producing the musical adaptations of August Rush and The Harder They Come, and the play American Son on Broadway this fall.

 

 

CAST

 

STEVE McCOY (King Arthur) is so happy to be back on the road with Monty Python’s Spamalot having played King Arthur in the 2nd national tour. Previous touring credits include, Man of La Mancha (Cervantes), Oliver (Bill Sykes), 42nd Street (swing), The Will Rogers Follies (Will) and Oklahoma (Curly) for over 1000 performances in the USA and Europe. Favorite regional credits include: Curtains (Frank Cioffi), Next To Normal (Dan), Titanic (J. Bruce Ismay) and The Boy From Oz (Peter Allen). He would like to thank his long time friend Michael and the gang at Phoenix, his loving friends at T3, and as always, his husband Matt and the boys. Always look on the bright side…Have fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 


LESLIE JACKSON (The Lady of the Lake) is excited to be joining Monty Python’s Spamalot! Credits include: National tours of Cinderella (Marie), Ragtime (Sarah), West Side Story – International (Rosalia, u/s Maria, “Somewhere” soloist) and The Secret Garden (Ayah). Love and thanks to my loving and supportive family/ friends, Mom and Dad and Jillybean. Northwestern University: Bachelor of Music in Opera and Musical Theatre Certificate. LeslieRJackson.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JASON ELLIOTT BROWN (Patsy, Guard 2) National tours: Monty Python’s Spamalot (2011-2013 tour; u/s Patsy, Robin, Not Dead Fred/PrinceHerbert);ThePajamaGame(Prez). International: Grease in Istanbul, Turkey. Regional: Young Frankenstein (Ziggy) and Monty Python’s Spamalot at North Shore Music Theatre; The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2) at Flat Rock Playhouse; Hello, Dolly! at the Hanger Theatre; 42nd Street at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse; Annie (Rooster) and West Side Story (A-Rab) at West Virginia Public Theatre; The Full Monty (Malcolm) at Wagon Wheel Theatre; and Fame the Musical (Schlomo) in Atlantic City. BFA—Musical Theatre from Wright State University. @iamjasonbrown

 

 

 

 

 


ADAM GRABAU (Sir Lancelot, The French Taunter, King Ni, Tim the Enchanter) was last seen touring the country (oddly enough) as Arthur in the 2015 revival tour of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. For nearly twenty years he has performed on stages across the country and around the world but nowhere so heavily as in his home region of Baltimore/Washington DC. He holds degrees in Theatre Performance and Arts Administration from the Maryland Distinguished Arts Scholars Program. As always, he wishes to thank his God, family, friends, and incredible wife/muse Katherine for their unwavering love and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 


KASIDY DEVLIN (Sir Robin, Guard 1, Brother Maynard) is battling constant déjà vu as he returns to Spamalot after closing the show’s last tour over five years ago. He was last seen touring with Camelot (Mordred). Kasidy trained at The Dell Arte’ International School of Physical Theatre. He’s also studied Shakespeare with Patsy Rosenburg and the late John Barton, and improv at UCB. In his spare time he enjoys raising his children (terriers) with his wife Natalie, whom he’d like to thank for giving hitm deeper insights into his Act II number. You can follow him on Instagram (@ Kasidy_Devlin) and at www.KasidyDevlin.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


TROY BRUCHWALSKI (Sir Dennis Galahad, The Black Knight, Prince Herbert’s Father)is grateful to be touring with Spamalot! He recently toured with the National Tour of Ragtime (Father) and Camelot (Sir Lionel). Recent credits include: Phantom (Phantom), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Showboat (Ravenal), and White Christmas (Bob Wallace). Troy would like to thank Phoenix for the continued opportunities, Mom and Dad for their unrelenting support, and his lovely fiancé Kat for being by his side every step of the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 


BLAKE BURGESS (Mayor, Dennis’ Mother, Sir Bedevere, Concorde) is so excited to perform his favorite show on his first national tour! Blake currently resides in Atlanta. Favorite credits include: Titanic (Charles Lightoller), Of Mice And Men (Lennie), Young Frankenstein (The Monster), Big Fish (Karl the Giant), and Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy). Blake can also be seen on TV and Film (Netflix, CBS, I.D., HBO). Thank you to my friends and family who support me.

 

 

 

 

 

 


RICHARD LAFLEUR (Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, Minstrel, Prince Herbert) is a lifelong Monty Python fan and is thrilled to be on the road with Spamalot! Training: AMDA NYC, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, UK (MA in Acting). National Tours: The Producers (Leo Bloom), Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig). Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine), Comedy Of Errors (Antipholus of Syracuse) (Shakespeare On The Shoreline), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forest), Guys And Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson), Sweet Charity (Oscar Lindquist). Lots of love to the most supportive parents and family in the world, my Anne Marie and Forecast Talent NYC. Enjoy the show! www.RichardLafleur.com

 

 

 

 

 


NOAH BERRY (Ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this company! National Tours: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Jerry Allison). Other favorite credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour Krelborn), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Title of Show (Hunter), and The Who’s Tommy (Tommy/Narrator). Noah graduated in 2015 from Northern Kentucky University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theater. Love to his family, friends, and his sunshine.

 

 

 

 

 

 


WES CARMAN (Ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of one of my all-time favorite musicals. Special thanks to my mother for her constant support and my father for allowing me to fall in love with Monty Python when I was far too young to do so. Graduate of Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts. Favorite credits include: The Last Five Years (Jamie) and Legally Blonde (Warner).

 

 

 

 


GIDEON CHICKOS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of this hilarious show! Tours: A Chorus Line, A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage! Regional: West Side Story, The Music Man, Really Rosie (Weston Playhouse), Mamma Mia! (Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre). Gideon is originally from Durham, NC and a recent graduate from CAP21 in New York City. Huge thanks to the entire Phoenix team, his family, friends, teachers and of course, Erika! Enjoy the show! www.gideonchickos.com IG: @gideonchickos

 

 

 

 


DAKOTA DUTCHER (Ensemble) is excited to be on the road again, and with one of his favorite shows! Previous credits include Cabaret (Cliff), Anything Goes (Evelyn), Joseph… (Reuben), Hello, Dolly! (Ambrose), Legally Blonde (Emmett), Urinetown (Bobby Strong), Come From Away (Claude – developmental festival – Goodspeed Opera House), and Spamalot (Sir Bedevere, Mother Galahad, & Concorde). Special thanks to the creative team and to my brother Dustin who inspires me to make the most of every day. www.dakotadutcher.com. Follow @dakotadutcher

 

 

 

 

 

 


JOEY FONTANA (Ensemble). BFA Musical Theatre graduate of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI (‘17). Regional Credits: A Chorus Line (Paul), Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim/ Dream Curly), Newsies (Mush), Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors. Choreography credits: Assassins, Theory of Relativity, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Endless love & appreciation to Mom, Dad, & Aunt Lori. “Always look on the bright side of life!” Instagram: @joeyfontanaa

 

 

 

 

 

 


WHITNEY HATCH (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining her first national tour! A Utah native, Whitney is a Brigham Young University graduate (BFA Music Dance Theatre). Past credits include: Holland America Line (singer/dancer), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Ruth), Little Women (Jo), Sister Act (Ensemble), Oklahoma! (Ensemble). Many thanks to family and friends for all the love and support. @whithatch

 

 

 

 

 

 


AMY LAVIOLETTE (Ensemble) ) is thrilled to be traveling on her first national tour with Spamalot! Training: LSU School of Music. Regional: Oklahoma! (Laurey), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Will Roger’s Follies, A Chorus Line (Judy Turner), The Producers, White Christmas (Ensemble, Betty u/s), Showboat (Ensemble, Magnolia u/s), Chicago (Annie), A Little Night Music (Mrs. Anderssen). Thank you to my wonderfully supportive family and friends. www.amylaviolette.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


VANESSA MITCHELL (Ensemble) is thrilled to join the Spam Fam! National Tour: 42nd Street (Lorraine). Regional: 42nd Street (The Gateway Playhouse), Oklahoma!, Bullets Over Broadway, Victor/Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse), Singin’ In The Rain (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), A Music Box Christmas (Dance Captain, Hershey Park). Canada: Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Visit of Will & Kate. Film: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ (Upcoming 2019) (Dancer/Golddigger). www.vanessamitchell. ca. Instagram: @vemovasnena. Thanks to my family for their endless support.

 

 


ROBERT TOMS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut with the cast of Spamalot! Recent credits: Ragtime on Ellis Island (Younger Brother), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Andrew Jackson), Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince). Training: BFA Musical Theatre from Indiana University Bloomington, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Thank you to my mom, dad, and sister for their unwavering love and support. Twitsta:@ RobertTheToms. www.robertleetoms.com.

 

 

 
 

 


STEPHANIE WASSER (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with Spamalot. She recently played one of her dream roles in Hair (Sheila). Proud alum from The Hartt School Musical Theatre BFA program. So much love and gratitude to her incredible family and friends. www.stephaniewasser.com