On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, singer, director, producer and magician. He is best known for portraying the womanizing Barney Stinson in “How I Met Your Mother,” the title role in “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” the title role in Joss Whedon’s musical web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” and a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series. Harris was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011. After playing Mark in the Los Angeles production ofRent, he appeared on Broadway as Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins, Hal in Proof(opposite Anne Heche), the Emcee in Cabaret (alongside Deborah Gibson and Tom Bosley), and this season will return to the stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. As a director, Harris helmedRent at The Hollywood Bowl, The Expert at the Card Table at the Broad Stage Theater, and most recently directed Nothing to Hide at The Geffen Playhouse. Harris has hosted the Tony Awards four times, in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He has been nominated for several Emmys, and has won three – one for his guest starring performance on “Glee” and two for the Tony Awards. He will be hosting the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September.