Award-Winning Actor, Producer and Director
In an intimate fireside chat, Grammer brings his signature wit and charm to the stage. Whether talking about achieving his dreams of providing a behind-the-scenes look at some of his beloved roles, Grammer is sure to leave audiences entertained.
Kelsey Grammer has excelled at the highest levels in theatre, television, and film as an actor, producer and director. An initial role as Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers developed into the cornerstone of the Juilliard-trained actor’s career. Grammer played the celebrated character in three different television series (Cheers, Wings and Frasier) over a span of 20 years, tying the record for longest-running television character. Grammer has won six Emmys, three Golden Globes and a SAG Award and has received an unparalleled 18 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations, 16 SAG nominations, and one Tony nomination. He can be seen currently on the hit FOX series, Proven Innocent.
Grammer performed on stage November—December 2017, making his London debut in a revised version of the Broadway musical Big Fish. He also joined the 2018 season of the L.A. Opera in a limited run of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Candide, which ran January–February 2018, playing the dual role of Pangloss and Voltaire. In May of 2018, he appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in Beauty and the Beast voicing Lumière alongside an all-star cast in a two night limited run with a live performance of Alan Menken’s music that will accompany the classic, animated Disney film.
In 2010, Grammer earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, for his starring role in La Cage aux Folles on Broadway. In 2015 Grammer returned to the Broadway stage to star in Finding Neverland. He reprised the role again in 2016.
Also accomplished as a voice-over artist, Grammer has played the iconic character Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons since 1990, for which he won an Emmy in 2006. He has also lent his voice to the feature films Toy Story 2, Anastasia and Teacher’s Pet, to the television series Father of the Bride and Gary the Rat, and to the Emmy-nominated Animal Farm for TNT. He was also seen in Netflix’ 2018 release Like Father.
Films include Arclight Films’ live-action Guardians of the Tomb, Universal Pictures’Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Sony Picture Entertainment’s Baby, Baby, Baby and made a cameo appearance in Warner Home Video’s Entourage movie. In 2014, Grammer appeared in five films: Paramount’s fourth installment of the Transformers film series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Twentieth Century Fox’ X-Men: Days of Future Past. Lionsgate’s The Expendables 3, Screen Gems’ Think Like a Man Too and Millennium Entertainment’s Reach Me. In spring 2014, he was also heard lending his voice to the iconic Tin Man in Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, which was nominated for Best Feature at the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, prior to its 2014 release.
Additional television credits include the Amazon series The Last Tycoon, currently available for streaming, The National Geographic Channel’s historical drama miniseries Killing Jesus, FX Network’s comedic series Partners and Starz drama Boss,in which he starred and was executive producer, for which he was honored with his most recent Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Mayor Tom Kane.
Grammer created Grammnet NH Productions, a TV production company which has produced such hit television shows as the Emmy-winning Medium, for NBC, and The Game and Girlfriends, for CW. Other Grammnet producing credits include the NBC productions The Innocent, Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny, Fired Up, In-Laws and Gary the Rat. For PAX, he produced World Cup Comedy. For FOX, he starred in and produced Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show.
Grammer directed single episodes of Everybody Hates Chris, My Ex Life and Out of Practice. He has also directed several episodes of Frasier, one of which earned him a DGA nomination. Grammer also starred and served as executive producer of the ABC comedy Hank.
Grammer began acting in plays at Pine Crest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale, where his teenage stage success inspired him to apply to Juilliard. He developed an interest in Shakespeare and began his professional acting career at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. He continued in regional theatre, and finally made his way to New York with roles in the off-Broadway productions Sunday in the Park with George, A Month in the Country and the Obie Award-winning Quartermaine’s Terms. He starred on Broadway in Macbeth and Othello. After gaining television notoriety, he returned to the stage and received critical acclaim as Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady. He also performed the title role in Richard II and Lucio in Measure for Measure at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Grammer then landed the role of Dr. Frasier Crane in Cheers. Originally, the show’s creators wanted John Lithgow for a brief recurring role, but the actor was unavailable. Grammer’s former Juilliard classmate Mandy Patinkin suggested him to the New York casting director and he got the job, parlaying six episodes into a career that would span decades.
Grammer was born at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was raised in New Jersey and Florida. He lives in the Los Angeles area and New York.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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