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Eric Idle

 
Date of Birth: March 29, 1943 (79)

Birth Place: South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2015
The Historian
  [West End]
2012
God

Productions

 
[West End, 0]
Book, Music, and Lyrics
 
[West End, 2006] [Replacement]
Book/Music/Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
Book, Lyrics and Music[Replacement]

Writing

Conceiver
Conceiver
Source Material
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2015
The Historian

  [West End]
2012
God

Productions

[West End, 0]
Book, Music, and Lyrics

[West End, 2006] [Replacement]
Book/Music/Lyrics[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
Book, Lyrics and Music[Replacement]

Writing
Conceiver
Conceiver
Source Material
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist

Eric Idle Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Eric Idle, Monty Python’s Spamalot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Book of a Musical
Eric Idle, Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Eric Idle, Monty Python's Spamalot

Eric Idle News

Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Blackfriars Theatre Photo Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Blackfriars Theatre
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Sep 14, 2022

Stratford Festival Releases Plans for RENT and SPAMALOT In 2023 Season Photo Stratford Festival Releases Plans for RENT and SPAMALOT In 2023 Season
by Grace Cutler - Aug 14, 2022

Plans for RENT AND SPAMALOT At The Stratford Festival this 2023 season have just been released.

Blackfriars Theatre Presents SPAMALOT Next Month Photo Blackfriars Theatre Presents SPAMALOT Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

Join Blackfriars Theater for its flashy, laugh-out-loud season opener, Spamalot, opening September 9th. Written by Monty Python alum, Eric Idle, with music by John DuPrez, the plot for this fan favorite is lovingly borrowed from the classic film comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & M Photo MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

See the latest results according to the Educational Theatre Association’s annual play survey to see ALL of the most popular plays and musicals done in school theaters around the country during the 2021-2022 school year.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON and PUDDLES PITY PARTY Come to Patchogue Theatre This Month Photo PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON and PUDDLES PITY PARTY Come to Patchogue Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Award-winning comedic magician, Piff the Magic Dragon has teamed up with world-renowned golden-voiced clown, Puddles Pity Party, for their Misery Loves Company Tour, which will visit Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00PM. Lobby and bar concessions open at 6pm.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL & More Announced for Blackfriars Thea Photo MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL & More Announced for Blackfriars Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Blackfriars Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 Season. In the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackfriars made a point of raising the bar and the community's expectations of what local theater can look like.

IN THE HEIGHTS, ANYTHING GOES & More Announced for City Springs Theatre Company 2022- Photo IN THE HEIGHTS, ANYTHING GOES & More Announced for City Springs Theatre Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company, Atlanta‚Äôs home for professional musical theatre, has announced¬†its 2022-23 PNC Bank Season, featuring four crowd favorites, including¬†three Best Musical Tony¬ģ¬†Award winners, and a 2-time¬†winner of Tony¬ģ Awards for Best Revival!

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Palm Canyon Theatre is Fabulous. Photo BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Palm Canyon Theatre is Fabulous.
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 28, 2022

Palm Canyon Theatre’s musical productions, with their terrific costuming, top-quality dance numbers, live music, and professional singing, usually dazzle audiences. MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, now playing at PCT, is no exception. The production is thoroughly professional in every way. Theatregoers who enjoy Monty Python’s zany humor will have a great deal of fun.

Piff And Puddles to Make Misery at Mayo Performing Arts Center Photo Piff And Puddles to Make Misery at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

Award-winning comedic magician, Piff the Magic Dragon has teamed up with world-renowned golden-voiced clown, Puddles Pity Party, for their Misery Loves Company Tour, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center, Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 pm.

Eric Idle Videos

VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Woodside Community Theatre's SPAMALOT VideoVIDEO: In Rehearsal with Woodside Community Theatre's SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Woodside Community Theatre ('WCT') presents Monty Python's Spamalot, book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez.

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interv VideoBWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interviews With the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2019

Michael Sterling, BroadwayWorld's LA On Air Host and Co-Producer for BWW TV and Jerry Evans of JLE Media in Los Angeles spent the day at rehearsal for Hollywood Bowl's upcoming, new production of Into the Woods.

#TBT: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail on Broadway! Video#TBT: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2019

Fourteen years ago today, Monty Python officially came to Broadway with the opening of SPAMALOT at the Shubert Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking on the bright side of life and throwing it back to the show's 2005 Tony Awards performance featuring Sara Ramirez in the role that won her a Tony! Check out the footage below to find your grail!

BWW Exclusive: First Listen- 'Blast Off' from AMERICAN GIRL LIVE! VideoBWW Exclusive: First Listen- 'Blast Off' from AMERICAN GIRL LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2018

Experience American Girl¬ģ in an all-new musical, coming to a city near you! AMERICAN GIRL LIVE is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

VIDEO: HBO Debuts Trailer For ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY HEAD Documentary VideoVIDEO: HBO Debuts Trailer For ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY HEAD Documentary
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2018

VIDEO: HBO Debuts Trailer For ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY HEAD Documentary

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - First Look at ERIC IDLE'S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE on PBS VideoVIDEO: BWW Exclusive - First Look at ERIC IDLE'S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 21, 2017

A cosmic explosion of comedy, music, dance and science, ERIC IDLE'S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE tackles nothing less than the origins of the cosmos in a zany one-hour variety extravaganza premiering today, December 22, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. Today BWW exclusively premieres a first look!

BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl! VideoBWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2017

Summer wouldn't be the same in Los Angeles without the Hollywood Bowl's annual offering of a star-studded Broadway musical; and this year will be no different when the mega-hit Mamma Mia! getting ready to ignite on one of the world's most iconic stages July 28 - 30.  BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling dropped in at rehearsals earlier this week to get a sneak peek at rehearsals and to speak with members of the cast.  Featured in Mamma Mia! are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Jaime Camil as Sam, Tisha-Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, Hamish Linklater as Harry, Jennifer Nettles as Donna, and Steven Weber as Bill.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 17- SPAMALOT Begins the Quest of Broadway Previews
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

On this day in 2005, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the smash hit musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, began previews at the Shubert Theater on Broadway.

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2016

The LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line opening July 29 -31 for three performances has been in full tilt rehearsals since last week and BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars and get a sneak peek at what audiences can expect on the legendary Hollywood Bowl's massive stage.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/17- SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2016

Today in 2005, Spamalot opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1575 performances. Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy 'lovingly ripped off from' the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways, especially in its parodies of Broadway theatre. Eric Idle, a member of the Monty Python team, wrote the musical's book and lyrics and collaborated with John Du Prez on most of the music. The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004-2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations.


Eric Idle Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eric Idle been in?
Eric Idle has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Eric Idle been in?
Eric Idle has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Eric Idle's first West End show?
Eric Idle's first West End show was Spamalot which opened in 2012

What awards has Eric Idle been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Monty Python’s Spamalot Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot .

What awards has Eric Idle won?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Monty Python’s Spamalot.

How many shows has Eric Idle written?
Eric Idle has written 2 shows including Seussical (Conceiver), Monty Python's Spamalot (Source Material).