Kelsey Grammer Welcomes 6th Child, Baby Boy Gabriel
PEOPLE has confirmed that Kelsey Grammer welcomed his sixth child, son Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer, on Tuesday, July 22nd. The bouncing bundle of joy, born at 8:28 a.m. in Los Angeles, weighing 8 lbs., 2 oz., is the actor's second child with wife Kayte.
"We are blessed and excited to have this lovely young man join our family - he is magnificent," the proud parents shared in a statement. "Our son will be called Gabriel as there is a tradition in our family of going by our middle names."
Grammer made his Broadway musical debut in the role of Georges, in the recent revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. The 59-year-old has previously appeared on Broadway in Macbeth and Othello. Grammer's musical credits include the title role in Sweeney Todd at LA's Reprise Series and Henry Higgins in the New York Philharmonic's critically acclaimed My Fair Lady. His Off-Broadway roles include Sunday in the Park with George (Playwrights Horizons), Plenty (Public), A Month in the Country (Roundabout) and Quartermaine's Terms. His regional credits include Lucio in Measure for Measure and the title role of Richard II at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
An initial six-episode role as Dr. Frasier Crane on "Cheers" developed into the cornerstone of Grammer's career. He continued playing the celebrated character in two additional TV series ("Wings" and "Frasier") over a span of 20 years, tying the record for longest-running television character. For the role, Grammer won four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes and received an unparalleled 16 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations and 16 SAG nominations. Grammer won a fifth Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his recurring role of Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons". He has also lent his voice to the films Toy Story 2, Anastasia and Teacher's Pet and the television series "Father of the Pride," "Gary the Rat" and the Emmy-nominated "Animal Farm".
Grammer's film credits include X-Men: The Last Stand, Fifteen Minutes, Down Periscope, Even Money, Fame and the upcoming Crazy on the Outside and Bunyan and Babe, among others. Grammer starred in and served as executive producer of the ABC comedy, "Hank". Other TV credits include "Back to You," "A Christmas Carol," "Benedict Arnold," "Mr. St. Nick," "Kennedy," and "George Washington". With his TV Production Company, Grammnet, he has produced such hit television shows as the Emmy-winning "Medium" for NBC and "The Game" and "Girlfriends" for CW. He has directed single episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris," "My Ex Life" and "Out of Practice". He also directed several episodes of "Frasier," one of which earned him a DGA nomination.