Neil Patrick Harris
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Neil Patrick Harris
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Tony Award nominee Frances Conroy will guest star this season on CBS' hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother as the mom of character Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris, according to TVGuide.com.

Conroy received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan and has also appeared on Broadway in Ring Round the Moon, The Little Foxes, Broken Glass, Our Town, and Two Shakespearean Actors. In addition, she received a Drama Desk Award for The Secret Rapture and nominations for Othello, In The Summer House, and The Rehearsal.

Conroy won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Ruth Fisher on HBO's Six Feet Under and appeared earlier this season in a recurring role on ABC's Desperate Housewives. She will be on the big screen later this month in the film New in Town.