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David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce

Actor

Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce made his professional and Broadway debut in 1982 as the waiter in Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy and will return to the Great White Way in the spring of 2017 as Horace Vandergelder in the revival of Hello, Dolly! opposite Bette Midler. Pierce won a Tony Award for his starring role in the musical Curtains and was also nominated for his performance in Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Other recent New York stage credits include Broadway’s Accent on Youth (Manhattan Theater Club), La Bête (also London) and the John Kander musical The Landing (The Vineyard).  He made his Playwrights Horizons debut in 1987 in Richard Greenberg’s The Maderati and also appeared in their 1989 Broadway production of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. Other New York stage credits include Monty Python's Spamalot (Drama Desk nomination); Hamlet and Much Ado (New York Shakespeare Festival); and the Off-Broadway productions That's It, Folks!; The Author's Voice; Zero Positive; Elliot Loves; and White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Regionally, Pierce has appeared in Holiday and Camille (Long Wharf Theatre); Candida (Goodman Theatre); and The Seagull, Tartuffe, Cyrano and Midsummer Night's Dream (Guthrie Theatre); as well as Peter Brook’s The Cherry Orchard in New York, Moscow, Leningrad and Tokyo. In Los Angeles, he appeared in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play (Doolittle Theatre) and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Geffen Playhouse, opposite Uta Hagen). Pierce’s film credits include Bright Lights, Big City; Crossing Delancey; Little Man Tate; Sleepless in Seattle; Wolf; Nixon; Isn't She Great; Wet Hot American Summer; Full Frontal; Down with Love; A Bug's Life; Osmosis Jones; Treasure Planet; and the Sundance Film Festival Selection The Perfect Host. His television credits include a short but happy stint on Norman Lear’s political satire “The Powers That Be,” and a long but happy stint on “Frasier,” for which he earned four Emmy Awards and the American Comedy, Television Critics, Viewers for Quality Television and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Last year, he returned to series television with a guest arc on “The Good Wife” and also reprised his role on the Netflix reboot of “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” Now making his mark as a director, Pierce’s credits include David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord at MTC, Broadway’s It Shoulda Been You (also George Street Playhouse), the Los Angeles premiere of Vanya and Sonia… and The Importance of Being Earnest (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Pierce has worked with The Alzheimer’s Association for nearly twenty years as a board member and national spokesperson. In 2010, he was awarded the Tony Awards’ Isabelle Stevenson Award for his work with the Association. (as of June 2016)

                 

Appears in
The Maderati
That's It, Folks!
A Life