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Top 5 Neil Patrick Harris Hosting Moments: Tony Award Highlights
Posted on May 1, 2014 01:40pm

Congratulations to Neil Patrick Harris on his nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

Neil gave the following statement:
“This award show is, understandably, close to my heart. I am wig over heels in love with playing Hedwig, so this Tony Award nomination is especially meaningful to me. I also couldn't be more proud and happy for the show’s creators, John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask, as well as our other nominees – Michael Mayer, Lena Hall, Julian Crouch, Arianne Phillips, Tim O’Heir and Kevin Adams. All well-deserving and all very sexy. It's been a crazy exciting morning!”
He also shared his excitement on Twitter:
This year Neil Patrick Harris transitions from host to nominee! In preparation for The 68th Annual Tony Awards, take a look back at our top 5 tony award moments with Neil Patrick Harris to get you excited for the 2014 Tony Awards hosted by Hugh Jackman!
As per Neil's hosting tradition, the 2013 opening number was a medley which included Cheerleading stunts, guitar serenading &... a Mike Tyson cameo!
Neil Patrick Harris brought some surprises to the 2012 Tony Awards, like when he dangled from the ceiling upside down in an ode to Spider-Man.
Neil Patrick Harris and Sandy the Dog from Annie displayed some PDA at the 2013 Tony Awards
Neil kicked off the 2012 Tony Awards with an exciting number from Book of Mormon, winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Neil Patrick Harris, alongside Audra McDonald, wrapped up the 2013 Tony Awards with "Empire State of Mind," followed by the much buzzed-about 'mic-drop.'