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Neil Patrick Harris kicked off his hosting duties for the 2013 Tony Awards Sunday night with an elaborate opening number that featured Mike Tyson. Seriously.

The eight-minute-long act featured musical recaps of nominees such as Kinky Boots, Motown: The Musical, Pippin, Bring It On and Matilda the Musical.

The highlight wasn't the acclaimed plays, or even NPH however. It was boxer-turned-pop-culture-punchline Tyson, who made a cameo at the 3:15 mark:

He didn't do much, but he didn't have to. Tyson's mere presence on stage at the 2013 Tony Awards was enough to get people talking, as it clearly has.

The former world heavyweight champion recently embarked on a touring one-man show that also hit Broadway (seriously), so it did sort of make sense?

As for Harris, he also closed the show by rapping! Check out his take on "Empire State of Mind" featuring Audra McDonald after the jump ...

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Kinky Boots, with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, was made for walking away with a leading six Tony Awards last night.

Among the honors won by Kinky Boots at the show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris? Best musical, best original score and best leading man.

Tony Awards 2013 Photo

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the best play Tony, while Matilda the Musical and Pippin won four awards each.

Two other shows, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Nance, shared three awards each, while Tom Hanks' Lucky Guy came away empty-handed.

See the full list of winners from the 2013 Tony Awards below:

BEST PLAY
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

BEST MUSICAL
Kinky Boots, The Musical

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Matilda, The Musical Dennis Kelly

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