Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards
NEW YORK (CBS/AP)"How I met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris will get to hone his hosting skills in June when he takes a third turn as host of the annual Tony Awards.
Producers of the show announced Tuesday that the sitcom star, who is a stage veteran, would be back at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre for the ceremony honoring Broadway's best. It will be broadcast live on CBS on June 10.
Harris previously hosted the Tonys last year and in 2009, the same year he hosted the Emmy Awards. As he did in 2011, Harris will also serve as a producer.
The 38-year-old Harris has starred in three Broadway productions: "Assassins," "Proof," opposite Anne Heche, and as the exuberant master of ceremonies in "Cabaret."
His movie credits include "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" and "The Smurfs."