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David Hyde Pierce

Also Credited As: David Pierce
 
Date Of Birth:
April 03, 1959 (63)
Bio:
Broadway: Hello, Dolly! opposite Bette Midler, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, La Bete, Accent on Youth, Curtains (Tony), Spamalot (Drama Desk nomination), The Heidi Chronicles, Beyond Therapy. Off-Broadway: The Visitor, A Life, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Landing, Close Up Space, Elliot ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 03, 1959 (63)

Bio:
Broadway: Hello, Dolly! opposite Bette Midler, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, La Bete, Accent on Youth, Curtains (Tony), Spamalot (Drama Desk nomination), The Heidi Chronicles, Beyond Therapy. Off-Broadway: The Visitor, A Life, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Landing, Close Up Space, Elliot ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2021
Walter
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Horace Vandergelder [Replacement]
Horace Vandergelder
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Nate Martin
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2011
Paul Barrow
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Elomire
  [West End]
London Production, 2010
Elomire
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Steven Gaye
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Lieutenant Frank Cioffi
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Lieutenant Frank Cioffi
  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
Clarence the Angel
Performer
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performers
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Brother Maynard
Guard 1
Sir Robin
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Lucky (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Don Juan
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Himmer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Kenne Esterhazy
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Laertes
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
David

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director

David Hyde Pierce Biography

Broadway: Hello, Dolly! opposite Bette Midler, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, La Bete, Accent on Youth, Curtains (Tony), Spamalot (Drama Desk nomination), The Heidi Chronicles, Beyond Therapy. Off-Broadway: The Visitor, A Life, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Landing, Close Up Space, Elliot Loves, The Author's Voice, The Maderati, Zero Positive, Summer, That's It Folks!, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Peter Brook's production of The Cherry Orchard.
Regional: Curtains (Center Theatre Group); Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Geffen Playhouse); Vanya and Sonia... (McCarter Theatre Center); Candida, Elliot Loves (Goodman Theatre); Holiday, Camille (Long Wharf Theatre); The Seagull, Cyrano, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Execution of Justice (Guthrie Theater).
As director: It Shoulda Been You (Broadway, George Street Playhouse), Ripcord (Manhattan Theatre Club), Vanya and Sonia... (Center Theatre Group), The Importance of Being Earnest (Williamstown Theatre Festival).
Film: The Perfect Host, Wet Hot American Summer, Down with Love, Isn't She Great, Wolf, Treasure Planet, A Bug's Life, Nixon, Sleepless in Seattle, Crossing Delancey.
Television: "When We Rise," "The Good Wife," "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," "The Powers That Be," and "Frasier (Emmy, SAG Awards).

David Hyde Pierce Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
David Hyde Pierce, A Life
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
David Hyde Pierce, A Life
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
David Hyde Pierce, A Life
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
David Hyde Pierce, A Life
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
David Hyde Pierce, It Shoulda Been You
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
David Hyde Pierce, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Isabelle Stevenson Award Gold Star
David Hyde Pierce
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
David Hyde Pierce, Curtains
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
David Hyde Pierce, Curtains
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
David Hyde Pierce, Curtains

David Hyde Pierce News

Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings Photo Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Concord Theatricals announced the launch of its new record label, Concord Theatricals Recordings. The label will be the home to many of the finest cast albums and theater artist recordings, including Concord Theatricals’ previous releases with Concord’s Craft Recordings label.

Interview: GUESS WHOse DINNER & Projects Director Cate Caplin Is Cooking Up Photo Interview: GUESS WHOse DINNER & Projects Director Cate Caplin Is Cooking Up
by Gil Kaan - Nov 10, 2022

Next up at Theatre 40, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner opening November 17, 2022. Cate Caplin directs the cast of: Larry Eisenberg, Diana Angelina, Abigail Stewart, Marc Antonio Pritchett, Fred Dawson, Crystal Jackson, Patty Lewis, Jenn Robbins and David Hunt Stafford. The very busy Cate managed to find some time between rehearsals and pre-production to answer a few of my queries.

Robert Bannon & Alyssa Wray to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY at the Triad  Photo Robert Bannon & Alyssa Wray to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY at the Triad Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022

Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway will continue its one-year celebration on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the Triad Theatre at 8:00 pm. Joining the continuing anniversary show as special guests are musical theater singing sensation Robert Bannon and American Idol Season 19 Top 10 finalist Alyssa Wray.

Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award Photo Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eighteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Julia Riew.

Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasqual Photo Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022, which marks the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival, will be hosted by Richard Kind.

Sierra Boggess to Star in THE SECRET GARDEN at the Ahmanson Theatre in February 2023 Photo Sierra Boggess to Star in THE SECRET GARDEN at the Ahmanson Theatre in February 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Drama Desk and Drama League nominee¬†Sierra Boggess¬†will lead the cast of¬†‚ÄúThe Secret Garden,‚Ä̬†as Lily, Mary's aunt and Archibald Craven's wife, which will play at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre February 19 through March 26, 2023.

Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sa Photo Performance-Only Single Tickets for 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Now On Sale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Performance-only single tickets for the 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala in New York City at City Winery on Monday, November 7, 2022 are now on sale.

Video: Patina Miller Records 'Last Midnight' For the Cast Recording of INTO THE WOODS Photo Video: Patina Miller Records 'Last Midnight' For the Cast Recording of INTO THE WOODS, Available to Preorder Now!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

Preorders are now available for the CD and vinyl versions for the cast recording of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of the New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods. To celebrate the launch of preorders, the production released a new music video featuring Patina Miller recording 'Last Midnight.'

Brandon Victor Dixon to Appear at MUSE/IQUE's SUNSET ON SUNSET in November Photo Brandon Victor Dixon to Appear at MUSE/IQUE's SUNSET ON SUNSET in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

MUSE/IQUE will conclude its adventurous yearlong concert series, L.A. Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music. Each concert of L.A. Composed focusses on a different street and the music that is associated with it. Sunset on Sunset, a musical journey into the center of L.A.'s soul, will be performed Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 at 7:30pm at historic Union Station.

Wake Up With BWW 10/19: Krysta Rodriguez and Erik Jensen Join THE COLLABORATION, and  Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/19: Krysta Rodriguez and Erik Jensen Join THE COLLABORATION, and More!
by - Oct 19, 2022

Top stories include casting for The Collaboration, including Krysta Rodriguez and Erik Jensen. Plus, watch the cast of KPOP the Musical perform on Good Morning America, and more!

David Hyde Pierce Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Videoplay
VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Jill Paice Talks MATILDA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More on the Latest Episode of Videoplay
VIDEO: Jill Paice Talks MATILDA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT

by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2021

On this week's episode of 32 Bar Cut: The Show, we are sitting down with a true Broadway star and leading lady, Jill Paice! You may have seen Jill on Broadway in The 39 Steps or An American in Paris, but our favorite role of Jill's is by far 'Miss Honey,' in the Broadway smash musical, Matilda!

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Lesli Margherita, Andy Einhorn & More in Pasadena Playh Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Lesli Margherita, Andy Einhorn & More in Pasadena Playhouse's Jerry Herman Tribute

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 4, 2021

Catch a sneak peek of Pasadena Playhouse's PlayhouseLive¬†production of¬†You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry¬†Herman,¬†featuring Andy Einhorn on the piano with performances by¬†Ashley Blanchet¬†(Frozen),¬†Nick Christopher¬†(Hamilton),¬†Lesli Margherita¬†(Matilda The Musical),¬†Andrea Ross¬†(‚ÄėMaria‚Äô in¬†The Sound of Music¬†National Tour) and¬†Ryan Vona¬†(Once).¬†

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Public Theater's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public, will take place on Monday, June 1. A new video has been released of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson hilariously making his rounds of phone calls to the stars who will appear in the event.

VIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart I Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart In Your Hands' from THE VISITOR

by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

The world premiere musical THE VISITOR was originally scheduled to open at The Public Theater tonight, April 15. In honor of Opening Night, The Public has just released a music video of David Hyde Pierce (Walter), Ari'el Stachel (Tarek), and the cast of THE VISITOR performing the song 'Heart In Your Hands.'

Broadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL Off-Broadwa Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: It's Just Another Day on Opening Night of NEXT TO NORMAL Off-Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge said of this 2008 episode of Broadway Rewind, 'I loved looking back at the musical Next to Normal and realizing the impact it has had on the musical theatre genre. We start off high a top Rockefeller Center to the Rainbow Room for The Drama League's Gala where they honored beloved producer Roger Berlind. It featured many of the stars and shows that he produced over his illustrious career.  Look for David Hyde Pierce, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Donna Murphy, Karen Ziemba and Debra Monk.' 

VIDEO: Watch Gavin Creel Croon a Wonderful Cover from THE KING AND I! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Gavin Creel Croon a Wonderful Cover from THE KING AND I!

by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2020

Tony winner Gavin Creel is the latest of Broadway stars to celebrate the Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy in the R&H Goes Pop series. Watch below as he sings a The King and I classic, 'Something Wonderful'.

VIDEO: Kelsey Grammer Reveals That a FRASIER Reboot May Begin Filming Next Spring Videoplay
VIDEO: Kelsey Grammer Reveals That a FRASIER Reboot May Begin Filming Next Spring

by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2019

Kelsey Grammer has revealed that a Frasier reboot is coming, and it could begin filming as early has next spring.

BWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2019

Last night Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the non-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted the annual "Mr. Abbott" Award gala and celebrated the 60th anniversary of SDC.

Photo: Hill-O, Dolly! Hillary Clinton Visits Bette Midler and the Cast of HELLO, Doll Videoplay
Photo: Hill-O, Dolly! Hillary Clinton Visits Bette Midler and the Cast of HELLO, Dolly!

by Julie Musbach - Jul 27, 2018

The cast of Hello, Dolly! welcomed an extra special guest last night when Hillary Clinton attended the Tony Award winning musical. Check out the photo with Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, and the cast below!


David Hyde Pierce Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Hyde Pierce been in?
David Hyde Pierce has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has David Hyde Pierce been in?
David Hyde Pierce has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was David Hyde Pierce's first West End show?
David Hyde Pierce's first West End show was La Bete which opened in 2010

What awards has David Hyde Pierce been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Life , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for A Life , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Life , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for A Life , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for It Shoulda Been You , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike , Isabelle Stevenson Award (Tony Awards) for , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Curtains Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Curtains and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Curtains .

What awards has David Hyde Pierce won?
Isabelle Stevenson Award (Tony Awards) for and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Curtains.