April 12, 2013
Venue: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway between 61st and 62nd Streets
Campus(es): Manhattan - -
|The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered with NYIT for an inaugural filmed conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theater community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to a career on the stage and screen. Join us for a career conversation with David Hyde Pierce moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge!" This event is open to all NYIT faculty, staff members, and students.
About David Hyde Pierce
Emmy and Tony award-winner David Hyde Pierce can currently be seen on Broadway starring opposite Sigourney Weaver and Kristine Nielsen in Christopher Durang’s new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The show opened in March 2013 following sold-out runs at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre and Lincoln Center.
Pierce made his professional and Broadway debut in 1982 in Durang's Beyond Therapy and went on to create roles in off-Broadway productions of Mark O'Donnell's That's It Folks!, Richard Greenberg's The Author's Voice, and Jules Feiffer's Elliot Loves before returning to Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles.
In 2005, Pierce originated the role of Sir Robin in the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. In 2007, he won a Tony Award and earned another Drama Desk Award nomination for his role in the musical comedy Curtains.
Perhaps best known for his role on TV’s iconic comedy, Frasier, Pierce earned four Emmy Awards among many other accolades. His film credits include Little Man Tate, Sleepless in Seattle, Nixon, Down With Love, and the Sundance Film Festival selection, The Perfect Host.