Neil Patrick Harris to Host 2012 Tony Awards

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Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to host the Tony Awards for the third time, according to reports. The actor hosted the annual award show in 2009 and 2011.

The 38-year-old How I Met Your Mother star, who will also be serving as a producer on this year's telecast, confirmed the news in a statement.

The 2012 Tony Awards air Sunday, June 10.

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“I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Tony Awards," he 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!”

Probably a fairly safe bet.

“Neil is the ultimate showman,” adds CBS Entertainment’s Jack Sussman.

“He brings great talent, energy and creativity to the Tony stage and usually a surprise or two. I can’t wait to see what he has in store this year.”


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