Neil Patrick Harris to Host Tonys
He promises a 'first-class evening'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 14, 2009 1:57 PM CDT
Director Pamela Fryman, left, gives instructions to cast member Neil Patrick Harris while taping an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards, slated for June 7 at Radio City Music Hall. His “love for Broadway and on-stage presence makes him the perfect person,” the show’s co-producer tells Playbill. The screen and stage actor’s Broadway credits include Assassins, Cabaret, and Proof. “The discipline of live theater never ceases to amaze me,” said Harris, perhaps best known for his TV turn as Doogie Howser, MD.