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Neil Patrick Harris Hosts 2009 Tony Awards

Neil Patrick Harris Hosts 2009 Tony Awards

Neil Patrick Harris attends the 2009 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 7) in New York City.

If you’re on the East Coast, tune into CBS now!!! The opening number started off with Elton John singing and Billy Elliot boys dancing. It then moved onto the casts of West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Rock of Ages (with Poison’s Bret Michaels, Pal Joey, Next To Normal, Shrek, 9 to 5 (with Dolly Parton), Liza’s at the Palace (with Liza Minnelli), and Hair!

Basically all of Broadway was on stage at Radio City Music Hall during the opening number. Standing O!

NPH joked, “I’m told that was the biggest and most expensive number in the history of the Tony Awards… And that is why I am the host tonight (tilts head).”

P.S. I was lucky enough to attend the Tony’s rehearsals earlier this morning and you’ll want to stick around for the closing number. Let’s just say it involves NPH! More tweets from the rehearsals @jaredeng.

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Photos: Bryan Bedder/Getty, Jemal Countess/WireImage
Posted to: Neil Patrick Harris, Tony Awards 2009

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  • Mika

    Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway are there, too!

  • office fan

    Great opening number! Loved it =)

  • mertz

    read your tweets all day. i will watch the rerun. gosh me and reruns today. montreal & canada loves david alvarez and david furnish.

  • mertz

    congrats to elton winning best original score. nph is doing alright so far…when he’s not stuck to the prompter.

  • mertz

    awww sh*t next to normal won orig score. i was crossing my fingers so hard for elton. gah. i want billy elliot to win a lot of awards.

  • mertz

    hey the harry potter play won best set. shit. i should have gone to see that play. gah.

  • mertz

    congrats to the lans. are there going to be any surprises?

  • woody

    whats with his eyebrows

  • quigs

    does anyone know if there will be a rerun and when? I just got out of work!!!!

  • ed hardy

    whats with his eyebrows

  • stacy

    I love that guy !
    he’s so awesome

  • NativeNYker

    He has a man & they posed together! I am devastated!

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  • colleen

    Watched the entire show and Neil Patrick Harris was fabulous as the MC! He was witty charming and the song he did at the end of the show was terrific. He is a truly gifted and talented actor and singer!

    That was a super choice by the committee to put him in that position. GREAT JOB!

  • anygirl

    I watched the Tony’s and saw Brett Michaels get clocked by a lowering
    stage prop. He was hit in the head and fell backward. It literally knocked his hat off. Does anyone know if he is okay.

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    I think hes cute

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  • Caius

    Great post! Thanks very much for the info.

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    Solid information. Bookmarked your blog. Thanks again.