Neil Patrick Harris returns as Tony Awards host
|NEIL PATRICK HARRIS|
HIMYM star set to host Tony Awards
for fourth time
Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, returns to host The 67th Annual Tony® Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 9 (7-10 p.m. CT, 8-11 p.m. ET) on CBS. This will be Harris’ fourth time hosting the Tonys. Previously, he served as the host of the 63rd, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards. As he did in 2012, Harris will also act as a producer, along with executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment.
“I’m very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards at the legendary Radio City Music Hall. It’ll be more impressive than ever — if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year,” said Neil Patrick Harris. “Oh, wait. No, that can’t… hold on… carry the one... I’m awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!”
“Neil is a multi-talented performer whose showmanship, wit and energy command the stage of live events,” said Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment. “He is a master of ceremony who truly loves celebrating the performing arts with the highest level of entertainment, and it’s quite obvious to the audience he’s having a lot of fun along the way.”
Equally successful on stage and screen, Neil Patrick Harris currently stars as Barney Stinson in HIMYM, a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. Harris is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on “Glee” and as host of the 2009 and 2011 Tony Awards. Prior to hosting the Tonys and Primetime Emmy Awards, Harris served as host of the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
In addition to his numerous film and television credits, Harris has also enjoyed success in the theater. His many theatrical credits include the dual role of The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning production of “Assassins,” as well as acclaimed performances in the Broadway productions of “Cabaret” and “Proof.” He made his musical directorial debut with a production of “Rent” at the Hollywood Bowl.
This year marks the 67th anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremonies are presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.