This will be the third time Harris has hosted the Tony Awards. He won an Emmy in 2010 for his work on the Tonys, and received an additional Emmy for his role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. He starred on Broadway in Assassins, Proof, and Cabaret, with other stage credits including Company, and Sweeney Todd. Harris is also serving as a producer for the 2012 Tonys.
As previously reported, the cut-off for Tony Award eligibility will be April 26 and the nominations for the prizes will be announced on May 1 in an event to be held at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center.