The Tony Awards announced today that actor Neil Patrick Harris will once again be hosting the annual theater awards show. Harris has hosted the awards show three times in the past, hosting the 63rd, 65th, and last year's 66th Annual Tony Awards.
“I'm very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards at the legendary Radio City Music Hall," said Harris. "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!”
This year's 67th Annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 9. The ceremony has been held each year since 1947 by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. In addition to hosting, Harris will also be co-producing the awards show.
“Neil is a multi-talented performer whose showmanship, wit and energy command the stage of live events,” said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment. “He is a master of ceremony, who truly loves celebrating the performing arts with the highest level of entertainment, and it’s quite obvious to the audience he’s having a lot of fun along the way.”
Harris gained fame in the early 90s for playing the title role on the TV series Doogie Howser, M.D. He has gone on to star in movies, plays, and other TV shows, including the hit network TV comedy How I Met Your Mother.
Recently, Harris starred in a bizarre and silly series of shorts on the Nerdist YouTube channel called Neil's Puppet Dreams: