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David Hyde Pierce Named Master Teacher for 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program

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ABOUT THE LUNT-FONTANNE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

This summer (July 1320), the top actors in the country will be given a rare and deeply needed opportunity to reflect on their accomplishments, to connect with fellow actors, to grow artistically, to renew their passion for their art form, deepen their commitment to mentorship, and form a national community of Lunt-Fontanne Fellows all under the direction of Mr. Pierce. These actors will return to their home communities more inspired, and more inspiring offering great benefits to other actors, to individual theatres, and to American theatre as a whole. Visit www.tenchimneys.org to learn more.

THE LUNT-FONTANNE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES

At the close of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program guests are invited to attend two public programs. On Friday, July 18, Ten Chimneys Foundation will present A Conversation with David Hyde Pierce, an intimate evening during which Mr. Pierce will share stories about his life and his career. On Saturday, July 19, Mr. Pierce and the ten 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will take the stage together for a Concluding Presentation, a rare look at the work they explored during their week at Ten Chimneys, as well as a one-night-only program highlighting the remarkable actors chosen as 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows. More information, including ticket prices and program details, will be announced soon.

ABOUT David Hyde Pierce 2014 MASTER TEACHER

Mr. David Hyde Pierce is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor widely known for his distinctive voice and deadpan humor, which was perhaps best exemplified on TV's iconic comedy Frasier. For his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane, Mr. Pierce was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for a record eleven consecutive years, every year of the sitcom's run, earning him four Emmy Awards, among many other accolades. Mr. Pierce won a Tony Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in the musical comedy Curtains. He made his professional and Broadway debut in 1982 in Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy. Since then, his prolific theatre credits include That's It, Folks!, The Author's Voice, Elliot Loves, The Heidi Chronicles, Monty Python's Spamalot, Accent on Youth, La Bte, and The Landing. Mr. Pierce's directing credits include It Shoulda Been You, The Importance of Being Earnest, and this year, a new production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Mark Taper Forum. He returns to the play as director after earning a Tony nomination for his performance as Vanya, the role he originated in Durang's play. Mr. Pierce's film credits include Little Man Tate, Sleepless in Seattle, Nixon, Down With Love, and the Sundance Film Festival selection, The Perfect Host. In addition to his work as a performer, Mr. Pierce has spent years working with the Alzheimer's Association advocating for Americans with Alzheimer's disease.

SOURCE Ten Chimneys Foundation

David Hyde Pierce Named Master Teacher for 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program


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