Thursday, November 23, 2017
Close  
entertainment /

Neil Patrick Harris wins a best actor Tony Award

entertainment /
  • share this

Neil Patrick Harris wins a best actor Tony Award

/ 11:01 AM June 09, 2014

John Cameron Mitchell, left, and Neil Patrick Harris arrive at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in New York. AP

NEW YORK — After years of helping hand out Tony Awards to others, Neil Patrick Harris finally has one of his own.

The Emmy Award-winning “How I Met Your Mother” star won his first Tony on Sunday for playing a German male transsexual rock singer in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” a tale of obsession, glam rock and a botched sex-change operation.

He beat Ramin Karimloo from “Les Miserables,” Andy Karl of “Rocky,” and Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, both from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Harris, the onetime star of “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” has featured previously in three Broadway productions: “Assassins,” ”Proof” and as the exuberant master of ceremonies in “Cabaret.” He also has appeared in the “Harold & Kumar” and “The Smurfs” movies.

RELATED STORIES

Hollywood stars get little love at Tony nominations

Neil Patrick Harris relishes family guy role in “The Smurfs 2”

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Entertainment, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Neil Patrick Harris, Theater, Tony Awards
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved