“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!”
Speaking of math: Neil hosted the show in 2009, 2011 and 2012. He is now ahead of Hugh Jackman who has hosted the big show three times. However Angela Lansbury is still the champion host for Tony as she has had the honor FIVE times.
Twitter went bananas with theater geeks celebrating (myself included). Neil puts on great shows!
Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing were excited to have him back again saying, “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!”
The show will air Sunday, June 9 on CBS.
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