“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris has been selected to host the the 67th annual Tony Awards, which honor excellence in Broadway theater.
The event is set to take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 9. Harris is no stranger to the ceremony -- he has hosted the Tony Awards three times.
“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 Harris as quoted by Broadway World. “Oh, wait. No, that can't... hold on... carry the one... I'm awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!”
Beside hosting the Tonys, the actor has also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards and in 2008 headed the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
“Neil is a multi-talented performer whose showmanship, wit and energy command the stage of live events,” Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, said. “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.”
Harris came out as gay in an interview with People magazine in 2006. Sergio N. Candido