Neil Patrick Harris to host 2011 Tony Awards
May 11th, 2011
08:00 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris to host 2011 Tony Awards

Perhaps Neil Patrick Harris wants to see if he can get a second Emmy for his "Tony" hosting duties.

The “How I Met Your Mother” star is set to return to the Tony Awards stage as host of the awards show on June 12. According to the Los Angeles Times, Harris did such a solid job hosting in 2009, he also nabbed the primetime Emmys gig that same year.

Harris said in a statement that he’s “honored” and “stoked” to be back.

"It should be a great show - we've got a fantastic mix of live performances, a few secret surprises, and since they're closed for retooling, we're using all the rigging equipment from Spider-Man,” Harris joked. “What could possibly go wrong?"

We suppose we’ll find out when the Tony Awards airs on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on June 12.


Filed under: Celebrities • theater

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  1. chazzey boneme

    You no as well as i do the only reason he got this gig is because he is gay if he was straight he would be keeping his beau company

    May 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chazzey boneme

    What balls

    May 11, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Doogie Trouser

    He stole Harold & Kumar's car while "trippin' balls" on X, but he did bring it back and pay for dinner: pretty cool.

    May 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Big Gay Al

    I bet he'll be faaaaaaaaaaaabulous!

    May 11, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Childrens story time

    yeah !

    May 11, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. be quiet

    Rusty likes them weeeeeiners too. He just like them with dirt and rust on em !

    May 11, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. itsame

    congratulations dude from harold n kumar..

    May 11, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. IHATEPOLESMOKERS

    This pole smoker had got to go away!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Rusty

      You're an idiot. Step up to the 21st century.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • IHATPOLESMOKERS

      Awww, poor Rusty. Guess the pole smoker didn't like what I said before. Too bad freedom of speech isn't allowed on CNN blogs.

      May 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ IHATEPOLESMOKERS

      But apparently CNN allows idiots like you to post. Now, after looking at your alias, why would you hate yourself?

      May 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • IHATEPOLESMOKERS

      Ouch! I'm truely hurt by that comment. I can't believe a pole smoker could be so rude. I though only people intolerant of the alternative lifestyle would be so rude.

      May 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • IHATEPOLESMOKERS

      HA HA! DISREGARD THAT I SMOKE POLES.

      June 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. penny

    MMMmmmm...I bet he can handle multiple weenees at once.

    May 11, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Homer

    This guy is another strange sick icon developed my sick liberal America!

    May 11, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Peace

    My comment, UGHH, no comment.

    May 11, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. wendy

    Isnt he and Channing Tatum engaged?

    May 11, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. lori

    I bet he smooches goobers behind strip mall dumpsters.

    May 11, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |

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