Four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammer will receive the Television Chairman’s Award, April 20 in Las Vegas at the NAB Show Television Luncheon.
Grammer is known for his work in theater, television, and film as an actor, producer, executive producer, and director. Best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the classic NBC sitcoms “Cheers” (1984-1993) and its spin off “Frasier” (1993-2004), Grammer was nominated for Emmys for playing his character on three different sitcoms with the third being a guest appearance on “Wings.”
Grammer is also a voice-over artist providing the voices for animated characters such as Sideshow Bob from “The Simpsons” and Stinky Pete the Prospector in “Toy Story 2″ among others.
The new Television Chairman Award was established to recognize individuals for a significant breakthrough in one or more specific art disciplines in television.
Grammer is currently executive producer of the primetime television shows “Medium” on NBC and “The Game” on The CW Network. Other recent works include “Girlfriends” on CW and “The Sketch Show” on FOX. In addition, Grammer will serve as executive producer and star of the ABC comedy pilot “Pryors.”
Television actress and director Tracee Ellis Ross will emcee the Television Luncheon. Ross plays a main character in the show “Girlfriends,” which was produced by Grammer.
The NAB Show will take place April 18–23 in Las Vegas. It covers filmed entertainment and the development, management, and delivery of content across all mediums.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is an advocacy association for America’s broadcasters.