Performing Arts

'Spamalot' Garners 14 Tony Nominations

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
A scene from 'Spamalot'

The musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail leads this year's Tony Awards race, with 14 nominations. Joan Marcus © 2004 hide caption

toggle caption Joan Marcus © 2004

Spamalot, the musical adaptation of skits created by Monty Python, draws 14 Tony Award nods, including best musical and best original score. The nominations were announced in New York Tuesday morning.


Nominations for this year's Tony Awards was announced this morning in New York City. "Spamalot," the popular musical adaptation of skits created by "Monty Python" drew 14 nominations including best musical and best original score. Hank Azaria and Tim Curry were both nominated for leading actor in a musical, and "Spamalot" also earned Mike Nichols a nomination for best direction of a musical.

This year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, "Doubt," is nominated for eight Tonys, including best play. Cherry Jones was nominated for leading actress in a play for her portrayal of a nun who accuses a priest of molesting a boy. Brian F. O'Byrne was nominated for leading actor for his role as the priest.

(Soundbite of "Doubt")

Mr. BRIAN F. O'BYRNE: (As Father Flynn) You have not the slightest proof of anything.

Ms. CHERRY JONES: (As Sister Aloysius) But I have my certainty, and armed with that, I will go to your last parish and the one before that if necessary. I will find a parent, trust me, I will--a parent who probably doesn't know that you are still working with children. And once I do that, you will be exposed.

INSKEEP: That's from "Doubt," one of the nominees for a Tony Award today. The Tonys are presented by the American Theatre Wing, and the winners will be announced next month.

Copyright © 2005 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from