More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Exclusive cineGLAAD Video: David Hyde Pierce at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Part 1 of 2
Among the bevy of stars that have flocked to Park City, Utah this week for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival is Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce, who is here promoting his new film, The Perfect Host.
Pierce came out publicly in 2007 in an interview with the Associated Press about his success on the Broadway stage. When he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Curtains, Pierce thanked his partner, saying: "my partner, Brian, because it's 24 years of listening to your damn notes — that's why I'm up here tonight." The pair married in California, just before the passage of Prop 8.
In The Perfect Host, Pierce veers far from his most well-known character, Dr. Niles Crane on the beloved NBC classic show Frasier. In this dark comedy, Pierce plays Warwick Wilson, a man who unintentionally invites a criminal to dinner. Yet as the film goes on, Wilson is revealed to not be who he first appears to be. Broadway and recording legend Helen Reddy co-stars as Warwick's nosy neighbor.
In the video below, Pierce talks to GLAAD's Director of Entertainment Media, Taj Paxton, about his new film, which will be playing at the Library Center Theatre at 11:30 pm on Friday, January 29 and 11:30 am on Saturday, January 30. To find out more, please visit the film's page at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival website.