Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the Tony Awards this year for the fourth time.
Harris, one of the stars of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” first hosted the awards in 2009, and came back to host in 2011 and 2012. The 67th Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, and broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. eastern.
“I’m very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards at the legendary Radio City Music Hall. It’ll be more impressive than ever – if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year,” Harris said in a statement about the announcement. “Oh, wait. No, that can’t… hold on… carry the one… I’m awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!”
In 2010 and 2012, Harris won Emmy Awards for his work hosting the Tonys, along with executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. He also won an Emmy for a guest spot on “Glee” and has been nominated for his performance in “How I Met Your Mother.” Though he has not won any Tony Awards, he has been seen on Broadway previously in “Cabaret,” “Proof” and “Assassins.”
The Tonys were held at Radio City from 1997 through 2010, but moved to the Beacon Theatre for the past two years while the Cirque du Soleil rock opera “Zarkana” played at Radio City. This year it returns to the venue, which features about twice as much seating as the Beacon.
Before 1997, the show typically rotated between Broadway theaters, and the ceremony has been televised since 1967. Last year, around six million people watched the broadcast.
Tickets to the show are still available at the Radio City Music Hall box office, and cost between $275 and $475.