La Cage aux Folles
Georges, the gay nightclub owner struggling to keep both his son and flamboyant life-partner happy as their family approaches a major milestone.
A five-time Emmy Award nominee (one for voicing Sideshow Bob on hit animated series The Simpsons, four for his long-running role as the title star of the sitcom Frasier), Grammer has previously tackled classics like Macbeth and Othello (as Cassio) on the Broadway stage.
This is Grammer’s first Tony Award nomination.
Known for playing high-brow academics, Grammer took type one step farther when he joined the blockbuster action franchise X-Men as a scholarly blue mutant known as The Beast in the film X-Men: The Last Stand.
“This show is such a celebration of theater—I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve felt so connected to an audience at the end of the night, where we’re all as happy as we can be to see each other. I always dreamed of being a Broadway brat. Maybe I waited a little too long to get there, but I’m certainly happy to be a seasoned veteran who’s finally being recognized by the Tonys. It’s really cool.” —Grammer in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/05/10