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Appearances & News

1999


December 8, 1999 - DHP and Jane Leeves did an interview with ETOnline about the upcoming arc in the Niles and Daphne saga. To read the interview, click here.

December 8, 1999 - The Board of Directors of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have chosen Grub Street Productions, the producers of "Frasier," and Wells Fargo Bank as recipients of the Second Annual GLAAD Fairness Awards in Los Angeles presented to recognize organizations and people who "have taken consistently active, front-line positions in the battle for fair, accurate and inclusive representation" of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The special luncheon to honor them was at The Four Seasons Hotel. For more details on purchasing tickets for the event, click here.

November 16, 1999 - On any normal Tuesday, they would be filming but DHP along with the rest of the "Frasier" cast attended the premiere of the Moss Hart comedy "Light Up the Sky" at the Pasadena Playhouse to show support for their "Frasier" friends. The play is directed by David Lee, the co-creator of "Frasier," stars "Frasier" alums Dan Butler ("Bulldog"), features Patrick Kerr ("Noel"), and the set is designed by Roy Christopher, who does the set design for "Frasier."

November 13, 1999 - Yet another emcee job for DHP: "Memories are Made of This Gala" to benefit the Coachella Valley Branch of the Alzheimer's Association to celebrate the first anniversary of their local office and remembering the great songs and performers of the 20th Century. Media Corporate Sponsor is KESQ-TV. Star-studded guest list includes Maureen Reagan, Shelley Fabares, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of Rita Hayworth), Mike Farrell, Jane Wyman and Jerome Stone, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of the Alzheimer's Association. David Hyde-Pierce will emcee and Jim Bailey, a desert favorite, will appear as Judy Garland. Hosted bar and strolling violins during gourmet dinner, entertainment.$250 per person. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.

November 8, 1999 - DHP attended The 1999 Theatre LA Ovation Awards being held at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, CA. For more information on the event with a couple of references to DHP, click here.

November 7, 1999 - DHP along with Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and Kelsey Grammer attended "Tribute to Style Millennium Exhibition," which closed down Rodeo Drive between Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards and drew a veritable constellation of stars, all for a good cause. Designers made one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned off to benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Proceeds from the $1000-a-head dinner party and Andrea Bocelli concert benefited the foundation's efforts to support arts education through organizations such as California State Summer School for the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Teach for America. To see a photo, click here.

October 9, 1999 - American Cinematheque paid tribute to actress Jodie Foster at the 14th annual Moving Picture Ball fundraiser, Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute. The annual honor goes to "an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of film and video." Previous recipients include Eddie Murphy, Bette Midler, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Tom Cruise and John Travolta. The event took place at the Beverly Hilton with celebrity presenters that included Robert De Niro, Jonathan Demme, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Hann-Byrd, Laura Dern, James Garner, Stockard Channing, James Woods, and Gillian Anderson, who introduced clips from Foster's career. The award presentation was made by Foster's ``Silence of the Lambs'' co-star Anthony Hopkins. DHP, who appeared in Foster's directorial debut, "Little Man Tate," was the host of the fund-raiser, which raised nearly $500,000 for the nonprofit film exhibition group and which will be televised at 8 p.m. Sunday October 17 on TNT. DHP's comments about Jodie Foster: "She's been directing since the womb. The doctor looked at Jodie, and she said, 'Cut!' " To see photos, click here.

October 8, 1999 - Mating Habits of Earthbound Humans (rated R) opened for limited release in a few selected cities listed below. As of now, there is no plans for a nationwide release but this could change if they get enough interest in the movie. Please let the distributors know that you want to see the movie get a nationwide release by e-mailing them at the address given on the official movie website. Reviews of the movie are available on the official website.

October 2, 1999 - DHP was once again the honorary co-chair of the annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. He along with Shelley Fabare and thousands of others participated in the Lost Angeles Memory Walk at the LA Zoo. "I've participated in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk for the past four years and every year more celebrities get involved. Alzheimer's is a cruel disease that affects millions of people. Pretty soon, if we don't find a cure, everyone will know someone with Alzheimer's and every Hollywood star would have no choice but to get involved." To see pictures from the event, click here.

October 1, 1999 - Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) hosted the evening's performance of "The Boys From Syracuse" and held a party afterwards attended by among others Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, and Camryn Manheim.

September 27, 1999 - DHP did an interview with SFgate.com to promote the upcoming Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk on October 2. To view the RealVideo, click here.

September 26, 1999 - An online benefit auction that started September 17 and ended September 26 offered up an array of celebrity "experiences" including a kickboxing lesson from DHP himself! Produced and managed by TEN97, the company specializing in online benefit auctions and nonprofit promotion, the interactive auction is in conjunction with "A Family Celebration" and will benefit several family-oriented non profits,including Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, the Child Welfare League of America, We Care About Kids and the American Diabetes Association, benefiting the Elizabeth Knight Fund. The benefit auction culminated September 26 with a 50th Anniversary gala for Gladys Knight, where 1,500 celebrities, their families and guests bid live, online against others from around the world. The kickboxing session went for $500.

September 26, 1999 - An article about DHP in The Orange County Register.

September 22 to October 3, 1999 - DHP joined Lea Delaria and Jason Graae in the cast of "The Boys From Syracuse" a Reprise! Broadway's Best in Concert semi-staged production at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. "The Boys From Syracuse" is a 1938 musical by Rodgers and Hart loosely based on Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors." Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. $45 to $50. (310) 825-2101, (213) 365-3500. For pictures, reviews, interviews and the program from this musical, click here.

September 21, 1999 - An article about DHP in LA Daily News.

September 20, 1999 - DHP is on the cover of the second anniversary issue of InTheater.

September 18, 1999 - DHP has donated an autographed "Frasier" script for the silent auction benefiting the Smithsonian Institution at their Tenth Annual Blast-Off Black Tie Gala. Click here for more information. Michele

September 17, 1999 - Guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. To read the transcript, click here.

September 16, 1999 - InTheater, the Broadway magazine, celebrated its second anniversary at a party being held at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. Many who made the cover will be on hand -- as well as David Hyde Pierce, the current cover.

September 12, 1999 - David Hyde Pierce co-hosted the 1999 Emmys along with Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg"). "The ideal pairing of David Hyde Pierce and Jenna Elfman will bring a great comedic sensibility to the broadcast of 'The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards,'" said executive producer Don Mischer. "We are thrilled to have such gifted talents as David and Jenna hosting the show this year." The show was broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m. (ET live/PT tape) on FOX. There was also ae Webcast of the Emmys on Emmycast '99, hosted by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in association with Excite(at)Home. To see pictures of the 1999 Emmys, click here. To view a backstage interview with DHP on UltimateTV, click here. To see a commercial for the Emmys featuring DHP and Jenna Elfman that was blasted by the parent organization, parentstv.org, as being raunchy :), click here. By the way, congratulations are in order for DHP who won his third Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series!!!

September 5, 1999 - He's Got Plenty of Nerve by Sean Mitchell. LA Times.

August 17, 1999 - First filming for season 7 of "Frasier." The entire 200 seats for the filming were donated to amfAR. To see pictures from the event, click here.

August 17, 1999 - Miles for Niles by Kathryn Bold. LA Times, Orange County (my hometown :)) Calendar   Once again a debt of gratitude to Michele for sending me this URL.

August 6, 1999 - 'Frasier' may toss Niles & Daphne story tease by Mark McGuire, staff writer for Times Union. Much thanks to the fabulous Michele for this info.

July 30, 1999 - DHP along with fellow stars of NBC TV shows met with TV journalists at the annual NBC Peacock Party for the press.

July 26, 1999 - Here is an article about DHP's appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, courtesy of Stef from the DHP mailing list who was kind enough to scan and e-mail this to me. The article is in French, but if you would like see the translated version, click here.

July 24, 1999 - DHP made his triumphant return as host to Montreal's 17th Annual Just For Laughs Loto-Quebec Gala 9. A live cybercast will air throughout the festival on the Comedy Channel of the AENTV website. To view the interview with DHP, click here. For those of you who don't have access to RealVideo, Michele was kind enough to transcribed the interview for you. To view a transcript of the interview, click here. DHP wrote and performed a parody of "La Vida Loca" called Pantalones de Vaca ("Pants of Cow") in leather pants and a gray shirt, just like the attire that Ricky Martin wore at the 1999 Grammys.

July 22, 1999 - DHP along with Camryn Manheim announced the nominees for the 51st Annual Emmy Awards from the Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood at 8:35 a.m. ET/5:35 a.m. PT. To see a video of the announcements, click here. In all, "Frasier" received 10 nominations including best comedy, best actor for Kelsey Grammer and best supporting actor nominations for both DHP and John Mahoney. Paramount even sent out a press release, boasting of "Frasier" becoming the The Most-Nominated Current Comedy Series. On a little side note, upon hearing her own nomination, Camryn Manheim literally swept DHP off of his feet and swung him around. To see pictures of this courtesy of Sideshow Lew, click here. When asked what he thought of what Camryn did, DHP quipped, "I thought it was GREAT, are you kidding?! We're thinking of continuing on when you all (the media) leave." :) For a complete list of Emmy nominations, click here. As for DHP's comments on the various nominations: "I wasn't surprised, but I was really happy about 'The Sopranos,'" which received 16 nominations.

June 1999 - DHP's voice can be heard in both TV and radio commercials for drugstore.com.

June 27, 1999 - Actor fondly recalls 'The Powers That Be' by Scott D. Pierce. deseretnews.com

June 27, 1999 - The stars of Frasier say, Don't call our show smart by Scott D. Pierce. deseretnews.com

June 14, 1999 - DHP makes a cameo appearance as Perry, the hard of hearing piano accompanist, in a mock documentary comedy called Jackie's Back, which revolves around the comeback of a Diana Ross-like singing star named Jackie. Others making cameos include Whoopi Goldberg, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, Rosie O'Donnell, Liza Minnelli, Jackie Collins, and Tim Curry. To read the summary or view a RealVideo of this Lifetime original movie, click on the movie title above.

June 7 to mid-July, 1999 - DHP was in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), filming "Chain of Fools" (formerly called "Shiny New Enemies") along with fellow cast members Tom Wilkinson, Steve Zahn, Salma Hayek, Jeff Goldblum, Orlando Jones, Claudia Schiffer, David Cross, and Lara Flynn Boyle. This dark comedy, set for a year 2000 release, is an ensemble piece centering on a heist of priceless coins. To read a more detailed synopsis of the movie, go to films.

June 8, 1999 - DHP, along with Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass) and Christopher Smith (R-N.J.), appeared before Congress to announce a new congressional task force focused on the disease, which is likely to affect more than 14 million baby boomers in the 21st century. He told of his own heartbreak when his grandfather was diagnosed with the disease -- and related his first-hand knowledge of the crisis in caregiving. Family members suffer immense emotional and physical stress. "The crisis is acute not just for people with the disease, but also for their families because of the collateral damage the disease causes." "There is a time bomb ticking in the heads of babyboomers." "And the time is now, during good economic times, for the nation to head off the disease." "Hope is on the horizon, but it will be realized only if Congress acts now."

June 6, 1999 - DHP was among the numerous celebrity presenters as the Tony's ditched their usual format of a single celebrity host. He presented the award for Best Featured Actress in a Play along with Christine Baranski (DHP: An award you, yourself won twice. CB: Oh, darling, how sweet of you to remember! DHP: Well, you said if I didn't mention it, you'd break... ouch :)) The 53rd Annual Tony Awards took place at the Gershwin Theater on Broadway and aired on both PBS for its first hour and on CBS for the remaining two.

June 2, 1999 - DHP and Peri Gilpin attended in support of John Mahoney as The Theatre School of DePaul University gave out Awards for Excellence in the Arts to Tom Aldredge, Vincent Guastaferro, Blythe Danner, Scott Ellis, John Mahoney, Ann Dowd and Louis Zorich.

May 30, 1999 - DHP attended a benefit held at the Six Flags Magic Mountain, an amusement part in Valencia, CA. Many celebrities brought their children to the event which raised money for Comic Relief and the Childhood Diabetes Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles. David brought his 4 year old niece to the event and said that he would be sticking to the Bugs Bunny rides while she, being 4 already, ventures onto the scary rides.

May 23, 1999 - DHP received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the Skidmore College 88th Commencement Exercises. The event took place at 1 pm at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) where DHP used to work as a security guard during his youth. He even used to play on the campus as a child. As for obtaining such an honor, he said that it was about time: "I've been going to Skidmore College since the old campus was the new campus, and the new campus was just for sledding... You people are getting degrees after you've been at Skidmore for what ... four years? Three years plus Paris for some of you?" :)

May 20, 1999 - The season 6 finale of "Frasier" aired. In the episode, Niles still reeling from Daphne's engagement to Donny, seeks solice in the arms of a young blond waitress from Cafe Nervosa named Kit (Jessica Caulfied).

May 10, 1999 - Lighting Up Broadway by Richard Corliss. Time vol.153 no.18

April 26, 1999 - DHP performed at a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He took part in The Play's The Thing, a celebration of the works of Christopher Durang, Terrance McNally, and Wendy Wasserstein at the Broadhurst Theatre in NYC. DHP performed scenes from two plays. The first was Christopher Durang's "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls," which is a take off of "The Glass Menagerie." In it, DHP played Laurence, a teenager who has a glass swizzle stick collection whom Susan Sarandon, playing his mother, desparately wants to get off her hands. To this end, she wants his brother Tom to bring home a female caller so she would get Laurence married off and out of her hair. The second scene which opened the second act was Terence McNally's "It's Only A Play." In it, DHP played the playwright making his Broadway debut, awaiting the reviews of the show which turns out to be lousy. Others who joined him for this scene included Nathan Lane, Paul Rudd, Whoopi Goldberg, Stockard Channing, Steve Martin, and Swoosie Kurtz. This event raised over $250,000 for BC/EFA. To see a photo, click here.

April 20, 1999 - In celebration of the release of "A Bug's Life" on video, Disney and Pixar hosted "A JitterBug's Life" dance marathon and "Hippest Bug" costume contest. There were huge cash prizes. DHP and fellow castmates Richard Kind and Dave Foley were on hand to judge the Jitterbug dance contest.

April 19, 1999 - DHP joined fellow cast members, Nathan Lane and Bette Midler, of the upcoming film Isn't She Great, at Rude Entertainment, the Drama Department benefit honoring writer Paul Rudnick (In & Out, Jeffrey, Isn't She Great). It was held at the Laura Pels Theater at the Roundabout Company in Manhattan. The three co-chaired the event and was presented along with the Drama Department member actors performing bits of Paul Rudnick's work.

April 17, 1999 - DHP attended the Los Angeles event of the 10th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Celebrities presented awards to recipients in categories that include: Outstanding Film (Wide and Limited Release), Television Comedy Series, Television Drama Series, Television Individual Episode, TV Movie or Mini Series, TV Journalism, Newspaper Coverage, Magazine Article, Album, Advertising and Theater. To see a photo, click here.

April 4, 1999 - DHP sent a "Thank You" card to the DHP mailing list for making donations in his honor to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for his 40th Birthday.

April 3, 1999 - David Hyde Pierce's 40th birthday!!! As a show of appreciation in honor of a most deserving actor, Lana organized a collection of birthday cards and donations in his honor to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a wonderful organization that supports AIDS-related causes. I'd like to thank Lana for her tireless efforts. We really appreciate it. To check out the gift that was sent to him as a result of the donation, scroll down to Instant Party.

March 12 & 17, 1999 - The Mating Habits of Earthbound Humans, a mock doucumentary about the singles scene as seen by a perplexed extra-terrestrial narrator premiered at Austin, TX's South by Southwest Film Festival at 10 pm on the 12th and at 9:30 pm on the 17th. The film stars Carmen Electra and Mackenzie Austin. DHP is the narrator. It is directorical debut of "Roseanne" and "Caroline in the City" writer/producer Jeff Abugov.

March 10, 1999 - David Hyde Pierce was honored at the Los Angeles Alzheimer's Association's 7th annual "Night at Sardi's" fundraiser at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. DHP received the first ever Elsa Rose Fabares Award from Shelley Fabares, for whose late mother the award was named. A moved David Hyde Pierce said that although he was deeply honored to be the first recipient of the award, he felt he could not really accept it until a cure was found for the disease. Former Pasadena Mayor Katie Nack received the "Caregiver" award from Maureen Reagan for her advocacy on behalf of Alzheimer's sufferers. Pfizer President Karen Katen was also honored for the innovative contributions that Pfizer has made to the field of Alzheimer's disease. John Mahoney introduced clips from DHP's career and Pat Sajak hosted the evening which featured an all-star cast, including Jane Leeves and Lea Thompson, performing numbers from Cole Porter's "Anything Goes". Celebrities such as Angela Lansbury, Mike Farrell, Gena Rowlands and Bob Mackey joined the audience. California First Lady Sharon Davis, whose mother was afflicted by Alzheimer's, and Maureen Reagan, whose father Ronald Reagan is currently fighting the disease, shared their struggles to cope with the devastating disease. The Los Angeles Alzheimer's Association serves the 150,000 people with Alzheimer's disease and their families in the Los Angeles area, with a variety of programs and services for patients and family. More than $600,000 was raised and about 600 people attended the event. To see a photo, click here.

March 7, 1999 - DHP attended the 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The ceremony aired live on TNT at 8 p.m. est/5 p.m. PST. He also participated in Excite & SAG Chat Event that took place at 7:30 pm PST.

February 26, 1999 - Guest on "Later" with guest host Peri Gilpin. The show was taped on February 2, 1999. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

February 15, 1999 - Guest on Late Show with David Letterman. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

February 15, 1999 - Guest on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. DHP gave Rosie an autographed set of "A Bug's Life" action figures to auction off at eBay (DHP: "...which is like a Pig Latin organization?... you'll get 5, maybe 6 dollars for that"). It brought in $545. In addition, he autographed Rosie's Feb '99 Kiss-Off as well as posing for a polaroid to auction off. To view Multimedia and Pictures of his appearance, go to Rosie's Scrapbook. To view the transcript of the interview, click here.

February 7, 1999 - DHP performed a rap number he wrote for the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival back in 1997, called The Therapy Rap, on the 13th Annual American Comedy Awards where he won his fourth consecutive award for Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a Television Series. The show aired on March 15, 1999 on Fox. To view a multimedia of DHP's rap, click here. To see photos, click here. To see the official ACA WindowsMedia, click here.

February 1999 - DHP was the celebrity guest advice columnist for Marie Claire in a feature called Dear David.

January 27, 1999 - along with Salma Hayak, announced the nominations for the 5th annual Screen Actors Guild. She announced the nominations for movie actors and he for television or cable televison actors. Upon reading his own nomination (fifth in a row), he paused to say, "I'm so glad I came!"

January 23, 1999 - DHP appeared in a benefit reading of the Incorruptible, a dark age farce by Michael Hollinger at Nordhoff High School auditorium along with Larry Hagman, Peter Strauss, Grant Shaud, Lisa Gay Hamilton, CCH Pounder, John Diehl and Christine Estabrook. He read the part of the one-eyed jester (DHP: "I know, you are sick of those plays" :)) The proceeds will go to the Ojai Playwrights Conference. To read an article on the benefit, click here.

January 11, 1999 - attended NBC's All-Star Reception for the press.

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