Tyler Perry and Jessica Chastain are the two newest additions to the roster of celebrity presenters at the 2012 Tony Awards. They’ll join fellow presenters Amanda Seyfried, Angela Lansbury, Sheryl Crow, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone in celebrating Broadway’s best.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards when CBS broadcasts it live on June 10 from the Beacon Theater in New York City. “Once,” a stage adaptation of the well-received indie film, has 11 nominations.
Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to host the 66th annual Tony Awards. Harris hosted the Tonys in 2009 and 2011, so he’s a pro; this year, he’ll also co-produce with Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Tony Awards,” Harris said. “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!”
Many may solely know Neil Patrick Harris from his roles on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” but he’s actually a theater veteran. He acted in “Assassins,” “Cabaret” and Proof” on Broadway; most recently, he was in the New York Philharmonic concert version of “Company.”
The Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 10 on CBS. Do you plan to tune in?
Neil Patrick Harris recently revealed his Super Bowl Sunday plans with Yahoo OMG: he’s heading to Indianapolis! Harris will sit in CBS president Les Moonves’ box at the game, which he said raised a bit of a moral conflict.
“Seeing that the box that I’m in is gonna be pro-Patriot, I’m gonna head to that direction so I’m not kicked out of where I’m sitting,” he said. “But I do co-reside in Harlem. New York is in my neighborhood, so I support it.”
The New York Giants will take on the New England Patriots this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST on NBC.