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Neil Patrick Harris Will Return to Host Broadway’s 2013 Tony Awards

The Emmy Award-winning television and stage star will lead the ceremony for the fourth time.

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
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Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, will return to host The 67th Annual Tony Awards, presented live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT). The show will air live on CBS. This will be Harris’ fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. He previously served as host of the 63rd, 65th, and 66th Annual Tony Awards. As in 2012, Harris will also serve as producer, along with executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss.

“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!”

“Neil is a multitalented 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.”

“We are thrilled that Neil will be joining us, once again, at Radio City Music Hall to host The 67th Annual Tony Awards, said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing. “Neil’s creativity and passion for Broadway shines through when he is on the stage and off — and we cannot wait to see what surprises Neil will have up his sleeves!”

With an equally impressive stage and screen résumé, Neil Patrick Harris currently stars as Barney Stinson on the hit CBS television series How I Met Your Mother, a role that has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on Glee and as host of the 2009 and 2011 Tonys.

In addition to his numerous film and television credits, Harris has enjoyed success in the theater. His many credits include the dual role of The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning revival of Assassins, as well as performances in the Broadway productions of Cabaret and Proof.

For more information and tickets to the June 9, 2013 Tony Awards ceremony, click here.