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David Hyde Pierce, Star of Frasier, Curtains, and my Heart

David Hyde Pierce

I’ve loved many men in my life.

Men I’ve never met.

Men I’ve seen in movies, or on television, or gracing the stage, who hold tiny pieces of my heart.

Yet of all those men, one stands out.

I am referring, of course, to David Hyde Pierce.


David H. Pierce in Curtains

I’d seen David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, adored him as Prof. Henry Newman in Wet Hot American Summer, been amused by him as Peter MacMannus in Down with Love.

Yet it wasn’t until I saw David Hyde Pierce in Curtains on Broadway that my love took bloom.

Seeing David Hyde Pierce in Curtains with my mom

I rushed home, having fallen in love with Broadway and musical theatre and David Hyde Pierce, making my mom return with me so I could see it again.

After originating the role of Brave Sir Robin in Spamalot, David Hyde Pierce won the Tony for his Lt. Frank Cioffi in Curtains.


I rushed back up to NYC when he starred in Accent on Youth.

Just his presence in the cast guarantees I’ll see a production, and he never disappoints.

And David Hyde Pierce isn’t just a pretty face.

He endlessly crusades on behalf of Alzheimer’s organizations, a disease both his father and grandfather suffered from.

David Hyde Pierce

Are you worried about the state of my heart?

Fearful of commenting and mentioning David Hyde Pierce is gay?

Don’t worry – once our love overcomes the age gap, the distance problem and his ignorance of my existence, his sexuality will seem a small issue.

I’m taking Aunt Becky’s advice and pulling a John C. Mayer,


p.s.~ Starting at the end of this month, David Hyde Pierce will be performing in La Bete on Broadway, directed by Matthew Warchus, alongside one of my other dear loves, Mark Rylance.  It might cause my heart to explode out of joy, but it’ll totally be worth it.

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  • Nichole@40daysof September 17, 2010, 6:53 am

    You are too funny! I’m glad you have something to look forward to.

  • patrick September 17, 2010, 8:31 am

    While he has clearly been Mayer-ed, his heart will be David Hyde Pierce-d with the arrow of your love.

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:22 pm

      Oh, my heart has already been David Hyde Pierce-d.

      And it hurt with a good, good pain.

  • steph gas September 17, 2010, 9:04 am

    davie hyde pierce is an outstanding actor. david hyde pierce’s deadpan delivery is quite delicious. good job john c. mayering david hyde pierce.

    check out my attempt to john c. mayer william m. joel.

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:21 pm

      David Hyde Pierce is all the things you say he is and more.

  • Kathie September 17, 2010, 9:39 am

    LOL! From one big fan to another…good luck on overcoming. :)

  • Suniverse September 17, 2010, 10:21 am

    Oh, I LOVED him on the Simpsons, too. Just genius.

    I agree, the small issue of his sexual orientation will easily be overcome. Good work.

  • C September 17, 2010, 10:33 am

    Oh Frasier, how I miss that show. And of course, David Hyde Pierce. Because David Hyde Pierce is awesome.

  • Skye September 17, 2010, 11:04 am

    David Hyde Pierce-d is my new favorite term.

  • alyson: common sense, dancing September 17, 2010, 11:10 am

    You are so wise to love David Hyde Pierce. I agree with all your points, and I would respectfully suggest that he might consider being traded to the other Team when he reads your witty sign offs.

    David Hyde Pierce is a smart guy and a gifted actor — television, Broadway — so I am optimistic he will see the gift you could be to him also.

    David Hyde Pierce, we’re heading to Baltimore this weekend if you’d like to hitch a ride down 95. There’ll be four kids in the back with you, but I’ll get some Frasier DVDs and your own set of headphones. Call me.

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:21 pm

      I’m am positive that if David Hyde Pierce comes across my blog, and then David Hyde Pierce reads your comment, that David Hyde Pierce will JUMP on the chance to tag along on your roadtrip.

      And a roadtrip with David Hyde Pierce?

      Would be epic.

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor September 17, 2010, 11:15 am

    I think your love for DHP just shows your maturity and intellectual giftedness. Any old girl can like a guy for his abs or his hair. You appreciate the artist as a whole. :)

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:11 pm

      I’m not sure what you’re insinuating Mindee – while my love for David Hyde Pierce is pure and intellectual, I think we both know David Hyde Pierce has magnificent abs and hair.

      Though I’m only guessing about the abs, as David Hyde Pierce and I haven’t quite reached that level of relationship yet.

      Yet, I say.

  • Skye September 17, 2010, 11:23 am

    OK I think I am not a very good friend. I mean, here you are in love with David Hyde Pierce and I don’t even think I have ever seen David Hyde Pierce in anything! I’ve never watched Frasier or traveled to any of those shows with you. I am sorry. Maybe we need to have a David Hyde Pierce day?

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:10 pm

      A David Hyde Pierce day?

      Obviously a brilliant, David Hyde Pierce worthy idea.

  • Princess of Sarcasm September 17, 2010, 11:24 am

    I love me some David Hyde Pierce too! Check out this post where I linked my very favorite clip of him from Frazier. It’s one of my most favorite TV moments ever. He never says a word for the full 5 minutes, yet I howl in laughter every time I watch it.


    I love him.

  • Yuliya September 17, 2010, 12:02 pm

    I didn’t know who David Hyde Pierce was right away, but I remember now…do you think the SEO bots would be happier if you referred to him as David H Pierce?
    Wishing you a swift Google takeover and a happy Friday!

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:09 pm

      David H. Pierce.

      I like the ring of it.

      Still, I do so love me David Hyde Pierce

  • Life of a Doctor's Wife September 17, 2010, 12:06 pm

    I love me some DHP!!! He is amazing.

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:09 pm

      Yes, yes David Hyde Pierce is amazing.

      And one day, the world shall all bow down before him.


  • Jennilea September 17, 2010, 12:06 pm

    1) I hearted David Hyde Pierce first! Pretty sure anyway because, er, obviously? =)

    2) Because we might be twin planets circling the same star that is DHP himself, you may appreciate that I John C Mayer’d Aunt Becky herself! check it, yo:


  • Jamie September 17, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Can I just say i am so jealous that you have seen more than one BROADWAY play let alone ones with David H Pierce in them. I totally get how you can adore David H Pierce.

    And to your friend Mindee…you can love someone for their abs and hair and still be mature. I love Mark RM. Wahlberg for his abs and hair, you can see photos of Mark RM. Wahlbergs abs and hair on my blog. Because sometimes you can be funny like David H. Pierce but sometimes you need great abs and hair too!

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:08 pm

      Yes, I do have quite a Broadway obsession. One that was started entirely by David Hyde Pierce.

      Sigh, David Hyde Pierce is so awesome.

      But after seeing the photos on your blog, I have to concede that Mark RH Wahlberg is also awesome, as is Mark RH Wahlberg’s abs.

  • everton terrace September 17, 2010, 12:18 pm

    It’s important to have a cause.

    He is great – crush worthy. Reminds me of Tony Randall a bit – the parts he played early in his career.

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:07 pm

      YES! David Hyde Pierce was mimicking Tony Randall in his role in Down with Love. And David Hyde Pierce is like the movie gods of old – sexy yet thoughtful.

  • Allison September 17, 2010, 12:25 pm

    I’m a bit sad- Neil Patrick Harris would be crushed… how thoughtlessly you’ve tossed him aside for another pale theatrical gay man with three names. Are they all just the same to you?

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 1:06 pm

      I actually considered doing Neil Patrick Harris – but I can’t help it, my love for David Hyde Pierce is eternal.

      And deep.

      David Hyde Pierce – are you reading this?

      David Hyde Pierce, call me!

  • Manda September 17, 2010, 1:24 pm

    I think David Hyde Pierce is great! Have you ever seen Mating Habits Of The Earthbound Human? Carmen Electra is in it and David Hyde Pierce narrates. It’s a great movie for a David Hyde Pierce lover such as yourself.

    Thanks for checking out my blog, where I pulled a John C. Mayer on John P. Stamos at http://notfadeaway2359.blogspot.com!

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 2:07 pm

      David Hyde Pierce is great – and I’ve never seen Mating Habits of The Earthbound Human, so I’ll definitely have to check that out.

      Sigh – David Hyde Pierce.

  • Suzanne @ mommy moves again September 17, 2010, 1:24 pm

    That is so cool! I am a big fan of Frasier and all things Seattle! Wasn’t he also in “Sleepless In Seattle?” with Meg Ryan??

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 2:03 pm

      While David Hyde Pierce was the brother in Sleepless in Seattle, I didn’t mention it because, honestly, I’ve never seen Sleepless in Seattle.

      I know – given my overwhelming love of David Hyde Pierce, it’s quite shocking.

  • Aunt Becky September 17, 2010, 1:27 pm

    Now David Hyde Pierce is a worthy choice to John C. Mayer because he is an awesome person, like John C. Mayer himself. I am so proud that you chose David Hyde Pierce.

  • s September 17, 2010, 1:56 pm

    I did not know he was gay. I used to love watching Frasier. Friends and family ridicule me for it. They do not understand.

  • Megan @ Red Dirt and Crazy September 17, 2010, 2:09 pm

    I loved him on Frasier!! He is a good actor and so funny!!

    And I think I need to see more theatre!! I need to chat with you about that. When you just “run” up to NYC to see a show where do you stay? Do you drive? Do you ride a train? Is it expensive? We’ve not been up there yet and I would really like to go after Thanksgiving this year to see the tree in Rockefeller Center.

    Send me an email if you get a chance!



  • lindsey September 17, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I forgot he was in Wet Hot American Summer!

    Also, I’m thinking we need to make another NYC journey soon.

  • Sandra September 17, 2010, 5:19 pm

    I have never met the man, but it’s so funny reading your post, because my cousin went to NY last year, bumped into David in the street, he graciously posed for a pic with her, and she’s in deep deep love with his kindness, charm, and talent as well!

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:08 pm

      WHOA – I don’t think I could handle it if I had a random encounter with David Hyde Pierce.

      David Hyde Pierce?

      Be prepared for me starting to stalk the streets of NYC.

      ‘Cause I’m watching for you.

      And David Hyde Pierce?

      Don’t be afraid.

      Our love with make it okay.

  • Jack September 17, 2010, 5:41 pm

    I always liked him as Niles.

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:07 pm

      David H. Pierce did dominate humor as knowledge.

      Sexy, sexy humor.

  • Aging Mommy September 17, 2010, 5:46 pm

    I just love your positive attitude, distance, age, sexual preferences all are of no consequence to the determined heart :-) Great post.

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:07 pm

      Yes – nothing shall stand between David Hyde Pierce’s and mine’s love.

      David H. Pierce – do you mind if I call you David H. Pierce? – do you find my positive attitude so attractive you’re ready to do this thing?

      And David H. Pierce, by this thing, I mean our love affair.

  • Adrienne September 17, 2010, 6:29 pm

    I would, in fact, have tea with David Hyde Pierce. I do not, however, want to bite him.

    But David Hyde Pierce is still awesome. One does not have to be bitable like Shemar Moore to be awesome!

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:05 pm

      Oh Adrienne, I’m glad you don’t want to bite David Hyde Pierce, as that leave more David Hyde Pierce to be bitten by me.

      And David Hyde Pierce?

      If you ever find yourself oh-so-bored online that you Google yourself, then scroll through to the 19th page, then read this post, then read through the comments and my responses, I just want you (David Hyde Pierce) to know that I’m joking.

      Unless you’re on-board.

      Then, David Hyde Pierce, I’m in.

  • pamtastic September 17, 2010, 7:30 pm

    Oh my…David Hyde Pierce as Dr Niles Crane is one of THE funniest characters to ever hit sitcom TV. Period. The End. ‘Nuff Said.

    except that I’ll say David Hyde Pierce one more time so that he will be officially John C Mayer-d

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:02 pm

      Hey – I’m on the 19th page when you Google David Hyde Pierce.


      Oh yeah, David Hyde Pierce, we’re one step closer to finding our true love.

  • Natalie September 17, 2010, 8:08 pm

    I like him, too…but will forever see him and think of him as Dr. Niles Crane 😉

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:33 pm

      I also used to only see David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Niles Crane – but then I saw him live.

      And then David Hyde Pierce became his own man to me.

      David Hyde Pierce, you’re more than just a psychiatrist to me, you’re my true love.

      (Too creepy, David Hyde Pierce? I’m sorry.)

  • Mommy on the Spot September 17, 2010, 8:11 pm

    David Hyde Pierce, he sure is an interesting guy, that DAvid Hyde Pierce. I love that picture of you and David Hyde Pierce. How cool that you got your picture with DAvid Hyde Pierce, you lucky lady!

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:33 pm

      I know! I am so grateful for having been able to meet David Hyde Pierce.

  • amber September 17, 2010, 8:15 pm

    If your heart must explode, it might as well be because of Davif Hyde Pierce. I loved David Hyde Pierce in Frasier, but sadly, live too far from NYC to see him on Broadway. You go and tell us how awesome David Hyde Pierce is, ”kay?

    • Megan September 17, 2010, 8:34 pm

      I feel so sad for you that you’ve never seen David Hyde Pierce in person.

      But don’t give up hope! Maybe, one day, David Hyde Pierce shall go on tours across the country.

      Then everyone can experience live David Hyde Pierce.

  • Vicki September 17, 2010, 9:35 pm

    David Hyde Pierce would make John C. Mayer AND Miley Ray Cyrus call him Daddy!

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 9:20 am

      I would totally agree about David Hyde Pierce, except David Hyde Pierce is a good, good man, and would have nothing to do with Miley Ray Cyrus and her daddy issues.

      However David Hyde Pierce would totally make John C. Mayer call him Daddy.

      ‘Cause he deserves that respect.

  • Carol September 17, 2010, 10:30 pm

    David Hyde Pierce, he’s the man, and I’m so glad I wasn’t the one to burst your bubble about his sexuality. Whats a teeny tiny problem like that when you are David Hyde Pierce?

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 9:21 am

      Exactly! David Hyde Pierce’s sexuality shall be a tiny battle to overcome compared to the deep love shared between David Hyde Pierce and I.

  • liz September 17, 2010, 10:57 pm

    i’ve always loved him, too, though i’ve never gotten to see him on stage. that’s so amazing you got a photo with him!!

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 9:22 am

      I know! My David Hyde Pierce meeting was a dream come true.

      But just wait until I stage-door La Bete – oh, the David Hyde Pierce-iness will be extreme.

  • Casey September 17, 2010, 11:30 pm

    Oh, I love him. Such a smart, wickedly funny show.

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 9:23 am

      David Hyde Pierce is hilarious. As are the writers of Frasier.

      But I’m choosing to focus on David Hyde Pierce.

  • Seraphine September 17, 2010, 11:42 pm

    i *thought* he looked familiar. I’m embarrassed I didn’t recognise his name, but I remember him as Niles on Frasier. It’s difficult for me to imagine him as anybody *but* Niles.
    i know what you mean about falling in love easily. If it lasts longer than 5 minutes, it’s probably real.
    i love that you took your mother. that’s a special kind of love. not the five-minute kind.

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 9:23 am

      Oh yes – my David Hyde Pierce love is immortal.

  • Kelsey September 18, 2010, 2:03 am

    I have only had the pleasure of seeing him on Frasier, where he undoubtedly made the show a hit. If I saw him on the street, he would be Niles, and I would be completely baffled if he did not represent himself in the same way.

    If you play a character for this long, do you and he not become one of the same?

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 9:28 am

      I think David Hyde Pierce still represents all the great attributes of Niles – the kindness, the intelligence, the awkwardness. (For me, the awkwardness is a huge draw.)

  • alonewithcats September 18, 2010, 2:52 am

    Aww. Your David Hyde Pierce is my Elton Hercules John.

    And we have so many of the same obstacles to overcome. Together, of course.

    We’ll get there.

    Also, yep. Elton Hercules John has three names, too.

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 9:29 am

      Man, one day, when I’m together with David Hyde Pierce and you’re together with ELton Hercules John, we should totally double date.

  • Allison September 18, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Ah! Now I understand why you replied to everything, and are creepily using his name every single time you post… you’re trying to be googleable :) I was starting to wonder…

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 2:20 pm

      Really Allison – it would have killed you to say David Hyde Pierce?

      Are you just taunting me?

      Allison, is this a David Hyde Pierce related mind game?

  • Rebecca September 18, 2010, 4:48 pm

    I pulled a John C Mayer on Adam M. Lambert! Good work pulling your prank!

  • jessica September 18, 2010, 9:06 pm

    I LOVED that guy! Esp. when he was on Frasier. I was totally in love with him, being gay be damned, that never stopped me (that would be him being gay, not me)

    • Megan September 18, 2010, 10:43 pm

      Everybody loves David Hyde Pierce – he is beyond adorable.

      And his appeal is so strong, it could overcome both of you being gay.

      Oh yes, he’s that good.

  • Hamlet's Mistress September 20, 2010, 4:17 pm

    David Hyde Pierce is GAY??? No, I’m not joking. I didn’t know.


    • Megan September 21, 2010, 11:15 pm

      David Hyde Pierce is, sadly, gay.

      Well, that is until he realizes our love transcends all sexuality.

      Also all poetry and cheese.

      Yes, the world of our love with be poetry and cheese-less.

      But it’ll be a small price to pay.

  • MistySpring September 20, 2010, 9:39 pm

    You’re right David Hyde Pierce is FAR better the Kate I. Gosselin!

    I’m glad to see that we both John C. Mayer-d someone :)

  • Shell September 16, 2012, 1:15 pm

    David Hyde Pierce is the awesomeness. I noticed that the last entry here was almost two years ago. I do hope that your love of David Hyde Pierce is still strong! Lustful adoration of David Hyde Pierce should never end.

    Yours in David Hyde Pierce-iness,

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