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2001

November 13, 2001 - David, along with fellow cast and crew of "Frasier," attended a celebration in honor of the premiere of the 200th episode at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

November 12, 2001 - David was a presenter at the 2001 Ovation Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. He showed off his dance moves from "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" for which he was nominated as Best Actor in a play by dancing onstage with co-presenter Gilbert Cates.

November 6, 2001 - Production began for an 18-day shoot in Los Angeles on Steven Soderbergh's contemporary comedy, "Full Frontal," to be distributed by Miramax Films, starring David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde Pierce, Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood. The film is being produced by Scott Kramer and Gregory Jacobs, based on a screenplay written by Coleman Hough.

November 4, 2001 - David, along with fellow "Frasier" cast members (minus John Mahoney, attended the much rescheduled 53rd annual Emmy Awards.

October 29, 2001 - David was a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman."

October 28, 2001 - David attended a special memorial service at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan. The service, for families of victims of the September 11 attacks, included addresses from religious dignitaries, and performances by Renee Fleming of the Metropolitan Opera and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

October 6, 2001 - David, along with thousands, walked to honor family members and the late Maureen Reagan at the Alzheimer's Association's 9th annual Memory Walk. Other celebrities walkers included Lea Thompson, Shelley Fabares, Steve Edwards, Bryan Cranston, Leeza Gibbons, Judge Mablean Ephriam, George Takei, and Olympic great Rafer Johnson. Approximately 3,000 walkers participated at the Hollywood Park Racetrack in Los Angeles, raising $550,000 to help fight Alzheimer's disease (AD). About $13,000 was donated to the association's New York City chapter to help post Sept. 11 activities.

September 29, 2001 - David participated in the 2001 Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk's Walk the Miles with Niles in Saratoga, New York at the Spa State Park. There was a VIP breakfast with David Hyde Pierce by invitation at 9 a.m., followed by a press conference with David Hyde Pierce (also by invitation) at 10 a.m., then the walk.

September 4, 2001 - David attended the opening night gala benefit marking the start of the 2001-2002 season for the Los Angeles Opera, featuring new artistic director Placido Domingo. In addition to David, other celebrity guests include Carrie Fisher, Whoopi Goldberg, Maximilian Schell, Michael York, Ridley Scott, Doris Roberts, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The event took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

August 19, 2001 - After 6 extensions and record breaking boxoffice take at the Geffen Playhouse, David's play ended its run.

August 14, 2001 - Filming for Season 9 of "Frasier" begins.

June 7, 2001 - Opening night for David's play... it was open only to the press and by private invitation.

May 29, 2001 - Previews for Richard Alfieri's "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," in which David stars alongside Uta Hagen started. To read Tane's detailed synopsis of the play, click here.

May 22, 2001 - David attended the ceremony for Kelsey Grammer, who received the 2,177th star on the Walk of Fame. David, attired in a blue oxford shirt and khakis and sporting a goatee for his new play, gave a humourous speech to introduce Kelsey, along with James Burrows and Jane Leeves. I was there but have yet to transcribe anything from my videotape. Until I do, here is what another fan who was there wrote about the ceremony.

May 10, 2001 - David attended the premiere of "Sister Mary Explains It All."

May 7, 2001 - David participated in SIMPLY SHAKESPEARE, an event put on by Shakespeare Festival L.A. Each Spring, notable Hollywood actors donate their time and talent to Simply Shakespeare, a staged play reading designed to raise awareness and funds for the Festival's annual Free-for-All. This year's reading of "As You Like It" took place at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. The star-studded cast featured Peter Bonerz, Ralph Drischell, Jenna Elfman, Chester Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth Holder, Eric Idle, Arte Johnson, Brian Joseph, Joe Rose, Clive Rosengren, Tommy Smothers, Brent Spiner, Maura Tierney and Rita Wilson.

May 2, 2001 - David attended the ceremony for John Lithgow, who received the 2,176th star on the Walk of Fame. Also in attendance were John Lithgow's fellow cast members of "Third Rock From the Sun," French Stewart and Wayne Knight. Here is what an attendee wrote about the ceremony.

April 3, 2001 - On his 42nd birthday, DHP testified before the Senate Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee to get additional funding for Alzheimer's research. It took place in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building at 9:30 am and was broadcast live via C-Span 3. To read more about it, click here. To view the pic from DHP's Senate subcommittee testimony courtesy of Laura, click here. He also appeared on the Today Show before that and other interviews afterwards.

April 3, 2001 - Guest on The Today Show with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. To view the transcript of the interview courtesy of Tané, click here.

March 25, 2001 - DHP attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Night Party.

March 21, 2001 - DHP attended the Los Angeles Opera's "Placido Domingo and Friends: The Welcome Concert & Gala" at LA's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Placido Domingo dazzled everyone by singing in six languages in tribute to his new role as the opera's artistic director.

March 8, 2001 - David and fellow "Frasier" castmates Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves and Peri Gilpin along with many other celebrities participated in the ninth-annual "A Night at Sardi's" — an awards ceremony and gala fundraiser of the Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles -- that helped raise more than $800,000 for the association, the largest dollar amount raised to date for this event. Approximately 1,000 people attended the dinner event, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Every year a broadway musical is performed as part of the event and this year's musical was "Oklahoma!" Cast of "Frasier" along with Bryan Cranston ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Amy Pietz and John O'Hurley ("The Weber Show"), Sharon Lawrence, Mimi Kennedy and Alan Rachins ("Dharma and Greg"), Brent Spiner ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Charles Nelson Reilly, and Stuart Pankin. Robert Wuhl ("Arli$$") narrated the musical and the performance was directed by Peter Matz and produced by Susan Dietz. David, last year's recipient, also presented this year's Elsa Rose Fabares Award to George Vradenberg III, America Online Inc.'s senior vice president for Global and Strategic Policy, and his wife, Trish Vradenburg, author and playwright. Funds raised at "A Night at Sardi's" benefit programs, services and research in Los Angeles County for individuals, families and caregivers who are affected by the disease. To read about it, click here.

February 27, 2001 - DHP guest starred, playing the role of Jerry, a self-help guru who gets some help himself when the Titus clan invades his seminar in episode 216 of season 2 of Titus, entitled "Life Forward." With his shop - and psyche - now barely afloat, Titus is tricked into attending the seminar by Tommy, who also thinks Erin could use an "adventure in personal growth." The commotion they cause gets Jerry's attention, and he puts Titus and Erin on-stage. Both experience a "breakthrough," with Titus calling his father Ken to forgive him. That doesn't sit well with the old man. Ken shows up at the seminar with a few choice words for his son, the audience and Jerry, who has his own breakthrough as he experiences the force within...Ken Titus.

February 7, 2001 - David and Peri Gilpin attended the opening night for John Mahoney in the Geffen Playhouse's production of "The Weir." Both raved about the play AND Jane's new baby:

January 25-27, 2001 - DHP attended Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of his new film "Wet Hot American Summer" which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie is set at Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth (Janeane Garafalo, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor (DHP). He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. To go to the official film website, click here. Check out pics of DHP at Sundance.

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