Neil Patrick Harris returns as Tony Awards host
April 3rd, 2012
10:19 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris returns as Tony Awards host

His third time as Tonys host is sure to be charming, because let's be honest - is there ever a time when Neil Patrick Harris isn't?

The "How I Met Your Mother" actor has signed on to host the Tony Awards once again, and will lead fans through the 66th ceremony on Sunday, June 10.

Harris previously served as host for the 2009 and 2011 Tonys, and, as he did last year, he'll also produce the 2012 awards show.

He'll be accompanied by executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, who won an Emmy along with host Harris for 2009's 63rd Tony Awards.

Harris said in a statement that he's "thrilled to be a part of this year's Tony Awards...Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I'll score some free house seats to a show or 5."

The 66th Tony Awards will air live from New York City's Beacon Theatre on CBS Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Awards Season • Neil Patrick Harris • theater

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  1. Lisa

    Thanks for the chance to add anohter book to my Kindle collection. Love my Kindle and recommend it to everyone!thecozyreader @ (not where the Kindle copy should be sent, please email for other email address, thanks)

    April 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mamun

    You can try to buy some resell rihgts products or private label rihgts products. With $ 200, you should be able to get some.Do not buy those that sell in bulk unless you know how to market them. You can set aside some money to open a store in ebay to see your purchased products.Frankly, hosting your own pages doesn't mean that you will earn money. You need to know how to attract traffic to your site. After that, you need to know how to get those people to buy from your site. The whole process sound simple, but it is not that straight forward.Hope for your very best on your online venture

    April 25, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. hlover

    Want the real reason for NPH? MONEY MONEY MONEY!!! THe networks want the audience to watch the show so why not have the host as someone the people love already? HIMYM is one of the highest rated shows around – this makes perfect sense. They'll get ratings and money from the advertisers who are now gonna jump on the bandwagon.

    And yes, it does help that NPH is really good at this too!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Obi wan

    I thought he was great before! I think he should host the oscars! It's been dead for a while.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Obvious Choice

    Thank goodness Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Tony Awards again, because he is the perfect MC for the show. Most people don't live anywhere near NYC so they have not seen any of the original plays nominated for an award. It takes a NPH to make the show watchable and bring in the ratings.
    I agree with Tipsana that Neil Patrick Harris Should host the next Academy Awards.
    He might not be as good as Billy Crystal, but, he will be a vast improvement over Anne Hathaway and James Franco.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. tipsana

    When will someone give NPH a variety show? And why limit him to the Tony's? Send him to the Oscars.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. Toothskull

    @tommy boy. lol. that was a good one

    April 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sadie's Fan

    @fritzy when will you realize you are my biggest fan!

    April 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mitch

    NPH needs to host the Academy Awards and make it funny and enjoyable!

    April 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Walter

    It's a good thing Harris is available. The Tony's are by no means appointment television, so anything that can get a few more viewers is a good thing.

    April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. pool boy?

    @ fritzy. I am older then justin bieber, I have a baby face. That's why I like whiskers. Lol

    April 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LoJenk

    April 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dave

    And I thought you meant Ed Harris. Well, Neil's OK.

    April 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. c

    Love NPH

    April 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Carm

    Hey Pool Boy & Fritzy, get a room! TMI.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Fritzy

      So Carmie, would you like to join us? You seem pretty interested! @pool boy- justin is a little cutie, but a little young for me. I hope you are older!

      April 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lucy

    He did such a good job last year. He is perfect for this. He can sing, dance and he is so cute. Glad to hear he will be back!

    April 3, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  17. pool boy?

    Nah, I'm youger and look like justin bieber with curly hair. That's watt ppl tell me.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  18. pool boy?

    Oh the one who cleans the balls on a pool table. I used to wash bowling pins, maybe I can help you.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Fritzy

      You can clean my baIIs or my "pin" anytime you want! Do you look anything like Neal? I really do love him!

      April 3, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. Fritzy

    I just love Neil Patrick Harris! Too bad he already has a boyfriend. I wonder if they need a pool boy or something?

    April 3, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |

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