Neil Patrick Harris Set To Host The 2012 Tony Awards
In the pre-Smash era, the Tony Awards were probably one of two network television celebrations of Broadway greatness. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the other. Now, thanks to NBC, Broadway gets a nod each Monday night. But that still doesn’t lessen my excitement for the Tony Awards, which, in addition to handing out awards, also gives us a nice sampling of what’s happening on some of the many stages in New York City. June isn’t that far off, and now it looks like CBS is once again tapping into their own well of talent for this year’s host.
TV Line posted the news, stating that How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris will return to the Tony’s Awards to host the event for the third time. Harris, who has proven to be as musically gifted as he is dramatically and comedically, hosted the Tony’s in 2009 and again last year.
Just in case you didn’t watch, or your memory’s rusty, here’s Harris’ funny, musical opening number for the 65th Tony Awards.
The 66th Annual Tony Awards will air June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on CBS.
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