David Hyde Pierce honored with special Tony Award
Alzheimer Champion David Hyde Pierce is the 2010 recipient of the Tony Awards® Isabelle Stevenson Award, recognizing an individual from the theater community who "has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organization, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theater." It is among a number of awards that will be presented at the 2010 Tony Awards on June 13.
Pierce is being honored for his work with the Alzheimer's Association in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. A former member (and now an honorary member) of the Association's national board, Pierce has regularly participated in the Alzheimer's Action Summit in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials to advocate for increased investment in Alzheimer research.
The actor won a Tony Award for his performance in Curtains and has also been seen on Broadway in Accent on Youth, Spamalot, The Heidi Chronicles and Beyond Therapy. He is also an Emmy winner for his work on "Frasier."
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.