Neil Patrick Harris Hosting Tony Awards Again

By: Rick Andreoli

The Advocate's Jeremy Kinser reports that Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the 2012 Tony Awards, airing on CBS June 10th. This will be the third time openly gay, multifaceted performer has hosted the telecast.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Tony Awards,” Harris says in a statement. “Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I’ll score some free house seats to a show or five.”

Harris isn't simply hosting because of his role on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He previously appeared on Broadway in the musicals Assassins and Cabaret, as well as the drama Proof. Plus, he's definitely got the entertainment chops to pull it off.

Check out Harris and gay fave Hugh Jackman performing together during last year's broadcast.

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