Did someone order a pizza?
Cue the funky music because star David Hyde Pierce and his formidable mustache are open for business.
The former “Frasier” star tells us that his cookie duster is opening new doors for him.
“I’ve gotten a lot of work doing porn films and it’s great because it’s supplemental income,” he joked at a party hosted by producer Scott Rudin in Midtown.
Pierce plans to sport that mustache along with the “same tuxedo” he wears to most formal events when he attends Sunday’s Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. He believes that monkey suit will be waiting for him in his closet.
“As far as I know, unless it’s gone out without me,” he said. And the 58-year-old Saratoga Springs native isn’t worried that the tux will won’t be ready for showtime.
“Tuxedos don’t like a lot of dry cleaning, they like just enough,” he said.
Pierce has been nominated for four Tony’s and has two wins. He’s hoping for a third trophy for his work on “Hello, Dolly!” which earned him a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. He won that category in 2007 for “Curtains.”
In some ways, Pierce says “Hello, Dolly!” compares to his runaway performance in the outrageous Monty Python musical “Spamalot” in which he played Sir Robin in 2004.
“They were both crazy, wild hits,” he said. “There’s an extra dimension with this because of Bette (Midler) and there’s an extra dimension because of the deep bench of devotion for the show, which spans many generations. So it’s a little bit more seismic.”