David Hyde Pierce shares his weirdest Broadway memories

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David Hyde Pierce Shares Weirdest Broadway Stories

Actor David Hyde Pierce has appeared in multiple Broadway shows, and they don't always go according to plan. He shared some of his weirdest stories of the stage with Meredith Vieira.

"A man had a heart attack in the audience. We had to stop the show. It turned out the next day it was just indigestion. We stopped the show for gas," he said.

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: 'Message Discipline' -- While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence, which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter. Meanwhile, Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State's Attorney, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, November 2, 2014 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured David Hyde Pierce Guest Stars as Legal Commentator Frank Prady (Photo by David Giesbrecht/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGSUT 25: 'TBD'-- Alicia faces a crisis of conscience when she's encouraged to go negative in her campaign for State's Attorney. Meanwhile, the Feds try to persuade Cary to work with them as they attempt to build a case against Lemond Bishop, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured David Hyde Pierce Returns as Frank Prady (Photo By Jeff Neumann/CBS via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Actor David Hyde Pierce attends the 'Sex With Strangers' Opening Night at Second Stage Theatre on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGSUT 25: 'TBD'-- Alicia faces a crisis of conscience when she's encouraged to go negative in her campaign for State's Attorney. Meanwhile, the Feds try to persuade Cary to work with them as they attempt to build a case against Lemond Bishop, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Nov. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R)Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick and David Hyde Pierce Returns as Frank Prady (Photo By Jeff Neumann/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: David Hyde Pierce and Marin Mazzie pose at the Opening Night of 'You Can't Take It With You' on Broadway at The Longacre Theatre on September 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
385849 08: Actors (l-r): John Mahoney as Martin Crane, David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane and Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon star in NBC''s television comedy series 'Frasier.' Episode: 'Mary Christmas' - Martin, Niles and Daphne open Christmas presents as they watch Frasier host the holiday parade. (Photo by Gale Adler/Paramount)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 767 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor David Hyde Pierce during an interview with host Jay Leno on September 14, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
E365850-3/12/00-Los Angeles, Ca: Cast Members From The Show Fraiser From Left To Right: Peri Gilpin, David Hyde-Pierce And Jane Leeves Hold The Awards They Won During The 6Th Annual Sag Awards On March 12, 2000 In Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo By Joe Thomas/Getty Images)
386854 06: Actor David Hyde Pierce is cleaned up after Eddie the dog urinates on his leg while filming a scene for an episode of 'Frasier' being directed by Kelsey Grammer March 19, 2001 Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Eric Ford/Newsmakers)
386854 03: Actors Jane Leeves and David Hyde Pierce film a scene for an episode of 'Frasier' being directed by Kelsey Grammer March 19, 2001 Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Eric Ford/Newsmakers)
374594 01: 10/99 Kelsey Grammer, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, John Mahoney, Moose the Dog, and David Hyde Pierce stars in the NBC series 'Fraiser.' Photo NBC
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Yes, lucky break there. Another time, a family in the front row brought buckets of chicken to the show. "It was matinee! It was killer. We were all starving, and could smell."

That's pretty bold! We're usually only brave enough to sneak in a box of candy. You have to unwrap it, it's all loud and sticky ... long story short, we could never manage poultry.

The Tony winner also told Vieira a funny story about his dad. David used to be on a show called "The Powers That Be," and the broadcast was once interrupted for breaking news.

Not wanting his son to miss a second of small screen time, his dad called their local station multiple times with a different accent each time -- French, German, Italian -- to complain. That's one proud papa!

Though those stories are amazing, the real point of the interview with Vieira was to discuss the actor's return to TV. He hasn't been on TV since "Frasier" wrapped about 10 years ago. Now, he's appearing on "The Good Wife." He said the show's great acting and writing make him feel like he's still doing theater. (He didn't mention if there was fried chicken on set.)

The show's executive producers did tell the New York Post that they "wined and dined" the talented Pierce to get him on board.

Don't worry, David's not done with Broadway. Pierce already has plans to make his directorial debut on the Great White Way in the spring.

You can get more of Meredith's show on her website.

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