Neil Patrick Harris hosts 2011 Tony Awards - did he do a good job? (Poll)
Neil Patrick Harris showcased his singing - and rapping - skills while hosting the 2011 Tony Awards in New York on Sunday, June 12.
The star of CBS comedy series "How I Met Your Mother" hosted the ceremony for the first time in 2009. During Sunday's Tonys, the actor participated in a musical showdown with Hugh Jackman, a former Tony Award winner and ex-Tonys and Oscars host, who is also known for playing Wolverine in the "X-Men" movies.
Harris also performed with his fellow cast members of a recent New York revival of the musical "Company," including Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men," Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert and more.
At the end of the Tony Awards ceremony, Harris rapped a song summarizing the event. The musical "The Book of Mormon," from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, was the big Tony winner of the night, earing a whopping 8 awards, including Best Original Score and Best Musical. (See a full list of Tony Award winners as well as scenes from the show's best moments and fashion photos from the red carpet).
Do you think Neil Patrick Harris did a good job as a Tony Awards host on Sunday? Vote in our poll. Also, check out the lyrics to his closing Tonys rap below.
Tomorrow, if anyone asks you what happened at the Tonys, you can say this:
We straightened things out in the opening number,
Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey took home awards for their hilarious performances in "The Normal Heart."
Daniel Radcliffe kicked some butt, and we were so elated
Even Voldemort was sad he wasn't nominated
Norbert Leo Butz sang and danced and tried to catch ya, comin' atcha,
Chasing Trey and Casey 'cause they nabbed a Tony statue
Commencing in the Chattanooga station
From the grand imagination of the Kander-Ebb collaboration
It takes a lot for a recipient to humble me
But everybody cried for gorgeous Nikki James, the bumblebee
Andrew Rannells sang "I Believe" and he landed it
So well now he's Mitt Romney's VP candidate
All across the country, from the north and to the south
They're saying Brooke's a hottie with a crazy potty mouth
John Larroquette brought an eloquent mood to the room
I'm still imagining him at home in his Fruit-of-the-Looms
Spider-Man and Mary-Jane gave us perspective here
They sang a ballad, we didn't need protective gear
Patina Miller's nun sang "Raise Your Voice" with cheer
And "Memphis" is relentless, they're performing every year
"The Normal Heart" won, Larry Kramer made us weep
And "War Horse" dazzled us with a theatrical sweep
Sutton Foster never lost her knack
For talking smack
And tapping a full-on assault attack
I'm awesome, Hugh Jackman, take that
Go ahead and roll the credits if you need to
I'm out of control, I'm on a roll, this is my Tonys speed-through
"Anything Goes" took the best revival prize in stride
We didn't see it, we were singing "Side By Side By Side."
McDormand loves her job, Sutton Foster won again
Paul Shaffer sang and suddenly it started raining men
Mark Rylance runs at fences, he's won the Tony twice
That guy can do it all, his follow-up is "Fanny Bryce."
Norbert Butz and "Mormon" swept the floor,
Won even more awards than "War Horse"
Par for the course,
Someone get a car for the horse
And in the final analysis, what survives tonight?
Theater, because it's what we live, we're changing some lives tonight
And theater thrives because we live to give it, so to speak
This ain't reality TV, this is eight shows a week
Every chorus member that you saw tonight tappin'
Had to make miracles happen
For a chance to see you clappin'
And applauding in the audience. What's next? Who knows?
Anything goes. Now go see a ... Broadway show.
Thank you, good night."