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Date of Birth: December 14, 1946 (76)

Birth Place: Sheffield, ENGLAND

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[West End, 0]
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[West End, 2006] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
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Writing

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John Du Prez Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
John Du Prez , Monty Python's Spamalot

John Du Prez News

Photos: First Look at SPAMALOT at City Springs Theatre Company Photo Photos: First Look at SPAMALOT at City Springs Theatre Company
by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 12, 2023

City Springs Theatre Company¬†(CSTC) has brought together a cast of acclaimed musical performances and comedic actors for¬†MONTY PYTHON‚ÄôS SPAMALOT, presented by¬†PNC Financial Services, its first production of 2023. The Tony Award¬ģ winning, riotous romp through the world of Monty Python will be performed through March 26, 2023, in the¬†Byers Theatre¬†at¬†the¬†Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Check out photos here!

Breaking: Rob McClure, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Alex Brightman, & James Monroe Igleh Photo Breaking: Rob McClure, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Alex Brightman, & James Monroe Iglehart to Lead SPAMALOT at Kennedy Center
by Team BWW - Feb 28, 2023

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that the uproarious, irreverent, Tony Award¬ģ-winning Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the latest star-studded Broadway Center Stage production, running May 12-21, 2023 in the Eisenhower Theater.

Cast Announced For SPAMALOT at City Springs Theatre Photo Cast Announced For SPAMALOT at City Springs Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2023

City Springs Theatre Company has brought together a cast of acclaimed musical performance and comedic actors for MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, its first production of 2023.

The Firehouse Theatre Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT! Photo The Firehouse Theatre Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2023

The Firehouse Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of their upcoming production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT. Inspired by the 1975 film ‚ÄúMonty Python and the Holy Grail‚ÄĚ, this Tony Award-winning musical follows the legendary King Arthur and his band of misfit knights as they journey throughout England on a quest to seek the Holy Grail.

Stratford Festival 2023 Special Holiday Presale Begins Next Week Photo Stratford Festival 2023 Special Holiday Presale Begins Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

The Stratford Festival is putting the finishing touches on casting and will soon open its box office for a special holiday pre-sale for tickets to the 13 exciting shows of the 2023 season. With savings up to 25%, this is a perfect opportunity to secure tickets for your favourite shows or buy gifts for the theatre-lovers on your list.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2023 Season Featuring Andrea Macasaet, Rober Photo Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2023 Season Featuring Andrea Macasaet, Robert Markus, Jonathan Goad & More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022

Just as the 2022 season comes to a close, work for the 2023 season is getting underway at the Stratford Festival. Creative teams for next year's productions are coming into place and the casting department is busy confirming key roles for the season. Soon the workshops will be abuzz with artisans building the season's sets, props and costumes.

Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Arizona Broadway Theatre Photo Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Arizona Broadway Theatre
by Herbert Paine - Oct 9, 2022

The joyful frolics of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT are on stage in full armor at Arizona Broadway Theatre through November 5th.

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.

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!

John Du Prez Videos

VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Woodside Community Theatre's SPAMALOT Videoplay
VIDEO: 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.

#TBT: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail on Broadway! Videoplay
#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!

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - First Look at ERIC IDLE'S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE on PBS Videoplay
VIDEO: 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!

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.

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.

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 29, 2015

The much anticipated 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical - Monty Python's Spamalot - has finally arrived and is in rehearsal in Los Angeles for its July 31 - August 2, 2015 run at the historic Hollywood Bowl; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the cast.

VIDEO: Physicist Stephen Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'The Galaxy Song'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2015

World reknown physicist Stephe Hawking has shared a cover of 'The Galaxy Song' from the 1983 cult classic Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, which is available as a digital download beginning today

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/15- SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2015

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.

STAGE TUBE: Video Flashback- Watch Highlights from Hollywood Bowl-Bound SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the 94th Season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the historic Hollywood Bowl has just been announced, with subscriptions now on sale and single tickets available on Sunday, May 3. Monty Python's SPAMALOT will be the Bowl's official musical of the summer with an all-star cast expected for 3 performances - Friday July 31, Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd. No cast or creative team has yet been announced. In celebration of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you some of our favorite numbers from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: SPAMALOT Begins Its 2015 Tour!
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2015

Spam Cam takes you behind the scenes at Manchester Opera House for Spamalot's opening night!


John Du Prez Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Du Prez written?
John Du Prez has written 1 shows including Monty Python's Spamalot (Composer).

What awards has John Du Prez been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot .