Neil Patrick Harris is truly the master of ceremonies. Not only has the talented actor/singer hosted such award shows as the Emmys and the Tonys, he also performed at the Oscars and worked his own unique brand of wizardry at the World Magic Awards. This June, Harris will return to the Broadway scene to host the 2012 Tony Awards, a gig he seems to enjoy more than anything else.
“I think the celebratory tone of it makes it my favorite show to host,” the “How I Met Your Mother” co-star explained to Entertainment Weekly. “In the Emmys and in observing the Oscars, it’s a bunch of individuals that hardly know each other that all work in their own business bubbles, and I think the opposite is true on Broadway. Most everyone is a) thrilled to be there, b) even more thrilled to be nominated but c) and I think most importantly, they all know and are supportive of each other, so you end up with this great evening where it’s not a lot of sour grapes.”
In addition to Harris — this will be his third time hosting, by the way — prospective viewers will be able to see such acclaimed actors, actresses, and musicians as Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried, Tyler Perry, Jessica Chastain, Jim Parsons, Paul Rudd, Ellen Barkin, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Candice Bergen, Christopher Plummer, James Marsden, Mandy Patinkin, Sheryl Crow, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone. That’s a hell of a lot of talent right there, folks.
The 2012 Tony Awards is scheduled for broadcast on June 10th, 2012. To help prepare your mind for that much Neil Patrick Harris, some promotional material has been embedded below.