Kelsey Grammer marries Kayte Walsh on stage, on Broadway
Kelsey Grammer married Kayte Walsh on Friday, ending the two weeks of bachelorhood he's had since finalizing his divorce from Camille Grammer with a ceremony held onstage at the Broadway theater where up until recently he'd costarred in "La Cage aux Folles."
The ceremony -- Kelsey's fourth walk down the aisle -- was held before the Longacre Theatre's evening performance of "La Cage," which now stars Jeffrey Tambor and Harvey Fierstein. Cast member Terry Lavell, who plays a drag queen in the show, has a license to officiate at weddings and was expected to do the honors.
Upon arrival, the groom was immediately flanked by more than half a dozen security guards who opened giant umbrellas to protect him from the paparazzi and media gathered outside the theater, Access Hollywood reported. A reception was to follow in the Plaza Hotel's grand ballroom.
The bride wore a white dress slightly reminiscent of the one Camille Donatacci donned for her wedding to Grammer in 1997, TMZ amusingly pointed out.
Walsh, 29, and Kelsey Grammer, who turned 56 on Monday, got engaged in early December. Camille, 42, filed for divorce on July 1, shortly before stories surfaced about Kelsey's new stewardess girlfriend. News that Walsh was pregnant with Kelsey's child went public in August; in October they announced that she'd miscarried.
Camille Grammer agreed to a bifurcation that allowed the divorce to become final on Feb. 10, even though the exes' property settlement is not complete.
Jude, Camille and Kelsey's son together, reportedly attended the ceremony, while their daughter, Mason, did not. Prior commitments on short notice, you know. Us Magazine reported that the "Frasier" star's 28-year-old actress daughter, Spencer Grammer, part of the cast of TV's "Greek," read a poem.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh in New York on Dec. 7, 2010. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images