"How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris has agreed to host the awards show for a fourth year, reports The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.
Harris first hosted the Tonys in 2009, then took off 2010, and returned in 2011 and 2012. For the past two years, he earned Emmy Awards for his Tony duties, which he shared with the show’s executive producers, Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, the piece points out.
This year’s Tony Awards will be held June 9 at Radio City Music Hall and will be telecast live on CBS.
Here’s a clip of Harris’ opening from the 2011 Tonys, featuring the production number “It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore”: