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2013
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Live at Radio City Music Hall

David Hyde Pierce — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

David Hyde Pierce

Show:
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Role:
Vanya, a middle-aged gay man who has lived a life of solitude sharing a house with his adopted sister in Pennsylvania and who dreams of being a playwright.

Bio Brief:
Pierce is a four-time Emmy winner for his iconic role on the sitcom Frasier. His Broadway credits include Curtains, Spamalot, Accent on Youth, La Bete, Beyond Therapy and The Heidi Chronicles.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
2007: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Curtains
2010: Recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Special Award

Fun Fact:
With 11 nominations for his role as Dr. Niles Crane, Pierce holds the record for the most Emmy nods for Best Supporting Actor.

Quotable Quote:
“The whole show has been beautifully cast, not just from the standpoint of how well people play their parts, but how well people play together. We also have a great mix of older people who have been doing this a long time and young people who are much newer to the business but extremely gifted. I think we all learn from each other and are inspired by each other.”  —Pierce in an interview with Broadway.com, 11/12

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play