As previously speculated, Emmy-winning TV star and Broadway alum Neil Patrick Harris will host the 67th Annual Tony Awards, which CBS will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. This will be the How I Met Your Mother star’s fourth time hosting the Tonys. Previously, Harris served as the host of the 63rd, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards.
“I'm very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards at the legendary Radio City Music Hall,” Harris said in a statement. “It'll be more impressive than ever—if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year. Oh, wait. No, that can't... hold on... carry the one... I'm awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!”
Nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globes for his starring role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, 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. He has appeared on Broadway in Proof, Cabaret and Assassins and starred as Bobby in the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Company. Harris has directed several stage productions in Los Angeles, including Rent at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Tony Awards are presented jointly by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The multi-faceted Harris is always up for a challenge while hosting. For example, check out this mind-bending medley of Broadway songs he performed at the 2012 Tony Awards.