Tonys Host Harris: 'I Might Sing. We'll See.'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2009 9:00 PM CDT
Neil Patrick Harris.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards tomorrow night, and the New York Times caught up with the actor to talk about him and the show:

  • How involved is Harris? "I have a lot of say in what comes out of my mouth. There are writers on the show, obviously, but the last thing I want is to come across like I walked in the afternoon of, and stand there and read a teleprompter. ... I want the jokes to sound like they’re coming out of my mouth. I might sing. We’ll see."

  • Does he miss theater? "No. I miss living in New York because I love the culture of it all. But the grind of doing that many shows every week wears on you.That’s what makes them all so talented, from the dancers all the way up to the movie stars."
  • What's his history with the show? "I would track down old VHS tapes of Tony shows from the past and watch The Secret Garden, or Jennifer Holliday’s Tony performance of Dreamgirls, which was ridiculous. You could see down her throat while she sang."