|By TimeOut Staff||
January 30, 2014
DEPOT - Ten Chimneys Foundation announced that Tony and Emmy Award
winner David Hyde Pierce will serve as the master teacher for the
2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.
will be joined by 10 of the nation’s top regional theater actors
in July for a weeklong master class and immersion experience at
Ten Chimneys, the National Historic Landmark estate of Broadway
legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
a gift this is - a chance to retreat and recharge, to connect with
and learn from a diverse group of accomplished actors, and to
remind ourselves, through Alfred and Lynn, of the theatrical
lineage we all share,” Pierce said in a release.
will be the sixth year of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.
Previous participants were the late actress Lynn Redgrave,
renowned Shakespearean Barry Edelstein, award-winning actress
Olympia Dukakis, Broadway legend Joel Grey and American icon Alan
is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor widely known for his
distinctive voice and deadpan humor, which was perhaps best
exemplified on TV’s iconic comedy “Frasier.” For his
portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane, Pierce was nominated for an Emmy
Award for Best Supporting Actor a record 11 consecutive years,
winning four Emmys.
won a Tony Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his
role in the musical comedy “Curtains.” He has appeared in
other theater and movie roles and directed, as well.
addition to his work as a performer, Pierce has spent years
working with the Alzheimer’s Association advocating for
Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.
exemplifies the qualities Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne valued -
commitment to theater, mentorship and the pursuit of
excellence,” Ten Chimneys Foundation President and CEO Randy
Bryant said of Pierce.
The master class runs from July 13 through July 20.