David Hyde Pierce is a Tony and Emmy winning stage, television and film actor, currently appearing in the new musical The Visitor at The Public Theater. In the midst of a long career on and off Broadway, he spent 11 years playing Dr. Niles Crane on the TV show Frasier, for which he received multiple Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards. He directed the original Broadway production of Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi’s musical It Shoulda Been You, the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy Ripcord, and the west coast premiere of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He is a longtime spokesperson for The Actors Fund, The Alzheimer’s Association, and Caring Kind, a New York City-based Alzheimer’s support group. He is a proud audience and board member of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and one of its biggest fans.