May 11, 2005 03:49:36 GMT
"Monty Python's Spamalot" leads nominations for Broadway awards
"Monty Python's Spamalot," the hit musical based on the work of the 1975 British comedy group Monty Python and the Holy Grail, leads Tuesday nominations for Broadway awards. It, all at once, taking 14 nominations, which among others include best musical, best book and best score of a musical and best direction, by Mike Nichols.
In succession, Tim Curry and Hank Azaria are both nominated for best leading actor in a musical, while Michael McGrath, Christopher Sieber and Sara Ramirez are nominated for supporting roles. Along with them, Christina Applegate is also nominated for best actress in a musical for her "Sweet Charity."
Above all, "Doubt," which is John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer-prize winning play about a nun who suspects a priest of child abuse, is the most nominated play, with eight including best play and best actor and actress for its stars Brian F. O'Byrne and Cherry Jones. Two other musicals win 11 nominations apiece are "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "The Light in the Piazza."