Tonight, Neil Patrick Harris returns as host of the 67th Tony Awards. And why not? He already hosted in 2009, 2011, and 2012, making this his fourth time around and putting him just behind Angela Lansbury, who hosted the awards show five times.
Not only will he host tonight, but he has also been asked to host the 2014 Emmy Awards. Either CBS really, really loves NPH (considering he also stars in the network's sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother" as Barney Stintson) or he's really awesome. I choose the latter, and here are a few reasons why.
His duet with with Hugh Jackman above. Also part of the list of reasons why Hugh Jackman is awesome.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog. Back in 2008, NPH starred in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog alongside Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day. It's a musical "tragicomedy" miniseries in three acts, produced exclusively for Internet distribution. The show (in total, around 45 minutes long) tells the story of aspiring supervillain Dr. Horrible, his enemy, Captain Hammer , and their shared love interest Penny.
His philanthropic efforts. You gotta love someone who is actively involved in charity.
His role as Barney Stintson. I love "How I Met Your Mother" so naturally, this would make the list. I love NPH as Barney and he's totally one of the best parts of the show.
He's a foodie. And aren't we all? NPH is one of the few people who makes Instagramming your food okay. (This may be a reason NOT to like NPH for some, but whatever.)
Epic Halloween costumes and he has the cutest family ever. Look at those cutie pie babies dressed up like Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion from "The Wizard of Oz"!
NPH is Doogie Howser. And he isn't embarrassed to be associated with it. During his 2011 opening number, he jokingly referred to himself as "teen heartthrob Neil Patrick Harris." Accurate.
Speaking of his 2011 opening number... that's totally a reason. And I can't wait to see how he'll open the show tonight.
So I think it's a great idea to have NPH host the Tonys again this year, and also bring him on for the Emmys. Maybe he should just go ahead and host all award shows forever. Don't forget to check out Neil as he hosts the Tonys tonight, Sunday, June 9, on CBS at 9 p.m. Enjoy!