Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” will host the Tony Awards for the fourth time.
The show will return to Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 9 (8 – 11 p.m. live ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
As he did last year, Harris will also act as a producer, along with executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment.
“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 Neil Patrick Harris. “Oh, wait. No, that can’t … hold on … carry the one … I’m awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!”
Equally successful on stage and screen, Harris currently stars as Barney Stinson on the hit CBS television series “How I Met Your Mother,” a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. He’s a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on “Glee” and as host of the 2009 and 2011 Tony Awards. Prior to hosting the Tonys and Primetime Emmy Awards, Harris served as host of the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
For most of us, his seminal role is as the beloved titular character in “Doogie Howser, M.D.” Harris has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 25 years in the industry.
The ceremonies are presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys. The winners are selected by approximately 830 eligible voters.
As a refresher, here’s his opening at the 2012 Tony Awards: