David was interviewed in California’s The Desert Sun ahead of his concert with Michael Feinstein this Sunday. David bursts our bubble in the first paragraph …
Television viewers may be abuzz about the Seinfeld reunion Sunday on Curb Your Enthusiasm, but don’t look for a similar get-together of the Frasier cast. David Hyde Pierce is happy appearing on Broadway and performing with Michael Feinstein, which he’ll do Sunday at the McCallum Theatre. “We have absolutely no interest in doing a reunion,” Pierce said of his Frasier colleagues.
“It’s a different thing with the Seinfeld cast and Larry David. That reunion makes perfect sense, and I think it’s brilliant. But for us, we’ll have our reunions in private and let people watch us in reruns.”
Pierce played Frasier’s younger brother Niles on the show about two eccentric psychiatrist siblings. It ran from 1993-2004 and regularly beat Seinfeld as the most popular and award-winning comedy on television.
The half-hour sitcom, written, directed and produced in part by Palm Springs resident David Lee, won five straight Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series from 1994-1998. Pierce won four Emmys for supporting actor, while Kelsey Grammer had four as lead actor.
Pierce credits much of Frasier‘s success to the writing and cast and crew. He said he can’t see topping its TV success. That, and his love of Broadway, are why he’s not seeking another television series.
“I like to challenge myself to go into new things,” he said, “and after 11 years, I can’t imagine a better gig than Frasier. I had a chance to do everything on that show with the best people and the best writing around. It’s not that I said I’d never do television again, it’s just that right now I’m exploring this new territory and don’t feel a great draw back to television.”
The territory he’s exploring now is cabaret. He studied classical piano at Yale University before switching to theater, and he’s had success singing in Broadway musicals. He won a Tony in 2007 for the musical Curtains and recently starred in Accent On Youth.
So he’s combining those skills to create a cabaret act with Feinstein.
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