Best Musical of 2005!
Eric Idle did the book, the lyrics and collaborated on the music with
John Du Pre and Neil Innes.
Above, David Hyde Pierce as Sir Robin, Tim Curry as King Arthur,
and Hank Azaria as Sir Lancelot.
Sara Ramirez as The Lady of the Lake,
with her Laker Girls.
He's All Alone...
Arthur with Patsy, his manservant with the coconuts
(played by Michael McGrath).
A total of 14 Tony Nominations...
and along with the win for best musical,
awards went to Director Mike Nichols, and Sara Ramirez.
Some critics saw the show as the opposite of what Monty Python
was all about...it went for the lazy laugh.
Others, like Charles Spencer of the Telegraph,
wrote "It’s a wonderful night,
and I fart in the general direction of anyone who says otherwise."