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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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19 Responses to “Neil Patrick Harris Hosts 2009 Tony Awards”

  1. 1
    Mika Says:

    Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway are there, too!

  2. 2
    office fan Says:

    Great opening number! Loved it =)

  3. 3
    mertz Says:

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

  4. 4
    mertz Says:

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

  5. 5
    mertz Says:

    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.

  6. 6
    mertz Says:

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

  7. 7
    mertz Says:

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

  8. 8
    woody Says:

    whats with his eyebrows

  9. 9
    quigs Says:

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

  10. 10
    ed hardy Says:

    whats with his eyebrows
    haha

  11. 11
    stacy Says:

    I love that guy !
    he’s so awesome

  12. 12
    NativeNYker Says:

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

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2009/06/billy-elliots-golden-boys.html

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    colleen Says:

    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!

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    anygirl Says:

    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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    cheap hardy Says:

    @Mika:

    I think hes cute

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    christian louboutin Says:

    IT’S SO COOL

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    suppress your appetite Says:

    :::CCCOOOOLLLLL:::

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    Caius Says:

    Great post! Thanks very much for the info.

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    Calvin Says:

    Solid information. Bookmarked your blog. Thanks again.

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