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NPH does it again!!!
In his fourth outing as Tony Awards host and first as show producer, Neil Patrick Harris killed it. Here is his ah-maz-ing, unbelievable, and (literally) breathtaking opening number.
And – if the opening wasn’t enough, if the witty and well-done hosting wasn’t enough – then you have the stellar closing number (with the fabulous, incomparable Audra McDonald ) written on the fly, during the course of the ceremony and performed just seconds after the last award is given.
And in case you missed it – the ultimate mic drop:
Excuse my language, but Neil Patrick Harris – you are fucking awesome!
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Tonight The American Theatre Wing will present the 66th annual Tony Awards®. I know there are scads of nominees but I’m really looking forward to seeing Audra McDonald. Win; I want to see her win. The woman is an artistically gifted badass. Every featured role she’s had on Broadway has been nominated for a Tony. And she’s won. Every. Single. Time. She has 4 statues so far. Tony’s anyway. I’m not even gonna go into the Drama Desk Awards, and, um, oh yeah a freakin’ Grammy! (Yeah, yeah, yeah Milli Vanilli got a Grammy too. Just shut your trap, ok? Audra won for Opera. Ha!!)
So anyway back to the award collecting badass that is Ms. McDonald. Acting, Singing, Opera, Cabaret, Broadway, Television, Film, highly regarded by her peers (does she really have any?) and fans alike. Not only is she gifted, but she’s also on the verge of making Broadway history. When she wins (not if, but when) she’ll be tied with Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris for the most wins by an actress. She would also be the first African-American actress to win five Tony’s.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed.