Neil Patrick Harris Pays Tribute to Fiance David Burtka in Drama Desk Awards Acceptance Speech
The 40-year-old actor won the Drama Desk Award the night before for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and he gave a touching tribute to his man during his acceptance speech.
“Lastly, I’d like to thank David Burtka, my fiance. We’ve been together for over ten years and when we first met I was doing a show, Cabaret, and he was Tulsa in Gypsy. We were both doing shows at the same time and my path has led us mostly to Los Angeles and it has sort of uprooted him from what he had been doing,” NPH said. “So, thank you so much for your love and for your patience and your sacrifice in all that you do. And I can’t wait for the opportunity soon when these roles get to be reversed and I get to cheer you on up here doing what you do so well.”
Also pictured inside – all of who are nominated for Tonys this year: Neil‘s co-star Lena Hall, All The Way‘s Bryan Cranston, Rocky‘s Andy Karl, Les Miserables‘ Ramin Karimloo, Act One‘s Tony Shalhoub, Of Mice and Men‘s Chris O’Dowd, Cabaret‘s Danny Burstein, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder‘s Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, The Glass Menagerie‘s Brian J. Smith, Bullets Over Broadway‘s Nick Cordero, and Beautiful‘s Jarrod Spector.
35+ pictures inside of Neil Patrick Harris and other nominees at the party…