Naturally we just kinda assumed that come June 9th when the 67th Annual Tony Awards kick off we would be greeted by Neil Patrick Harris as the host. NPH has hosted the show 3 times and each time we get witty banter, a kick-ass opening number, and his now famed closing song recapping the night as the credits roll. Well now it is official that Neil will be back on the Great White Way hosting as The Tony Awards return to Radio City Music Hall.
“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!”
Hosting the Tony’s coming naturally to Harris who has won two Emmy awards in 2009 and 2011 for playing Master of Ceremonies. “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!”
The 67th Annual Tony Awards will air live starting at 8pm on CBS. We will be bringing you all the coverage of this years Tony Awards so be sure to follow us on Twitter @entertainista for live tweets during the ceremony. You can see all of this years nominees here.