Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards
It’s sure to be legen — wait for it — dary.
Emmy-winner Neil Patrick Harris is returning to host the Tony Awards for a fourth time, the show announced today. “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 in a press release. “Oh, wait. No, that can’t… hold on… carry the one… I’m awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!”
“We are thrilled that Neil will be joining us, once again, at Radio City Music Hall to host the 67th annual Tony Awards,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing in the same release. “Neil’s creativity and passion for Broadway shines through when he is on the stage and off – and we cannot wait to see what surprises Neil will have up his sleeves!”
In 2011, one of those surprises included an appearance by Hugh Jackman that resulted in a competitive sing off between the two leading men. Might a return engagement be in order for Wolverine?
The How I Met Your Mother star previously hosted the Tonys in 2012, 2011, and 2009. This year the Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET.