David Hyde Pierce will star opposite Bette Midler in the upcoming revival of Hello, Dolly!
The actor will join previously announced star Bette in the Broadway production, producer Scott Rudin said on Tuesday (17May16).
Based on Thornton Wilder’s farce The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! kicked off on Broadway in 1964 with Carol Channing in the title role. The show, which centres on the efforts of matchmaker Dolly Levi to find a mate for the cantankerous but wealthy Horace Vandergelder, won 10 Tony Awards and ran for seven years.
David, 57, is best known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on NBC’s Frasier, for which he won four Emmy Awards for. However, he is no stranger to the theatre scene, with stage credits under his belt including Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, La Bete and Spamalot. He is also a Tony winner for the 2007 show Curtains and directed the 2015 Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You.
Continue reading: David Hyde Pierce Joining Bette Midler In Hello, Dolly! Revival
Carol Channing - A host of Hollywood's biggest stars were photographed as they arrived at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala 2015 which was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California, United States - Sunday 4th January 2015
Carol Channing - A host of Hollywood's biggest stars were photographed as they arrived at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala 2015 which was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California, United States - Saturday 3rd January 2015
William Shatner and Carol Channing are among the stars who have paid tribute to Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney who died yesterday (06.04.14).
The veteran actor, whose career spanned over nine decades, passed away aged 93 due to natural causes following a lengthy period of ill health, according to TMZ.
Mickey's former co-star Carol said in a statement: ''I loved working with Mickey on 'Sugar Babies'. He was very professional, his stories were priceless and I love them all ... each and every one. We laughed all the time (sic).''
Continue reading: William Shatner And Stars Pay Tribute To Mickey Rooney
Veteran actress Carol Channing is set to return to the stage for the first time in eight years to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her hit musical Hello, Dolly!
The Love Boat star will be interviewed by Broadway performer Justin Vivian Bond at New York's Town Hall for the one-night-only event in January (14), which will feature celebrity tributes and footage from Channing's career, according to The New York Times.
Channing starred as Dolly in the 1964 theatre production, which won her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She went on to perform in two Big Apple revivals of the musical in 1978 and 1995 and toured with it throughout the U.S.
Veteran actress Carol Channing is in mourning following the death of her husband.
Former city councillor Harry Kullijian passed away on Monday (26Dec11) in California just days after he was rushed to hospital and treated for an aneurysm.
Kullijian, who married the Broadway star in 2003, collapsed last week (ends25Dec11) and was taken to the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He was later released to spend Christmas with his family, but re-admitted to the hospital on Monday (26Dec11). He later died with his wife at his side, according to Modbee.com.
Kullijian would have celebrated his 92nd birthday on Tuesday (27Dec11).
Continue reading: Carol Channing's Husband Dies
The Broadway star had played matchmaking widow Dolly Levi on the stage, but Streisand won the title role in the 1969 big screen version of the musical.
And Channing admits she was so crushed, she considered jumping off her hotel balcony to end her "terrible pain".
She tells Dot429.com: "I was looking out the window on the 18th floor of the (hotel)... I thought, just one more move... and this terrible pain will stop, this pain of losing it for all time, they're all forgotten performances, it will stop, the moment that I hit, jumping out the window. That's exactly what I wanted to do."
Continue reading: Channing Was Suicidal Over Hello, Dolly! Snub
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star regularly changes his appearance for films, and even dressed as a woman in 1994's comedy Ed Wood.
Earlier this month (Jul09) he revealed his "dream role" would be to play 88-year-old Channing because "she's amazing".
And the legendary singer/actress has given her approval - because she'd love to see how he would interpret her on the big screen.
Continue reading: Channing Approves Of Depp's Wish To Play Her
The character actor has regularly donned a series of bizarre outfits for his films, and even dressed up as a woman for his starring part in 1994 comedy Ed Wood.
And he's determined to go even further with a future role - by playing 88-year-old Channing.
He says, "My dream role would be to play musical legend Carol Channing in a biopic of her life. I love her, I really do, she's amazing.
Continue reading: Depp's Female Fantasy Film Role
Broadway and Hollywood legend Carol Channing has been forced to scrap her CAROL CHANNING + FRIENDS concert in San Francisco on Thursday (25Sep08) after fracturing her hip in a fall at her home.
The actress/comedienne was scheduled to hit the stage at the Herbst Theatre for the show, which was to launch the Hello Carol exhibition - a celebration of Channing's life and career.
The exhibition is still scheduled to run at the Museum of Performance + Design from Friday (26Sep08).
In a statement, Channing says, "It's a painful and temporary setback... I promise to return to San Francisco in the future."
Continue reading: Injured Channing Scraps Show
Messing recreates the funny lady's famous Hello Dolly routine from A Star Is Born, wearing a copycat red gown outfit, a Channing wig and replicas of the stage and screen great's famous eyelashes for the song-and-dance skit with her castmates.
The actress says, "It was amazing. The dress is a replica of the one Carol Channing wore on Broadway. It's spectacular.
"And you would be amazed at how many options there are for eyelashes... We had pictures of Carol all over the place. We were like, 'OK, how close can we make it?'"
Continue reading: Messing To Recreate Channing's Dolly
Legendary comedienne Carol Channing is devastated after her costumes and awards were stolen from a storage facility in North Hollywood.
The 83-year-old star's two TONYs, an EMMY and a Golden Globe were among the memorabilia stolen from storage last week (ends23JUL04).
A box full of presidential correspondence and $50,000 (GBP28,000) of costumes and gowns were also taken.28/07/2004 09:52