Neil Patrick Harris Returns To Host 2013 Tony Awards

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Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s an award show that will be legend…wait for it…dary. Or at least that’s what Neil Patrick Harris promises.  The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star will be returning to host the 2013 Tony Awards .

This will be Harris’ fourth time hosting the Tonys. Previously, Harris served as the host of the 63rd, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards. As he did in 2012, Harris will also act as a producer, along with executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment.

Of course, the Emmy Award winner excitingly announced his returning role at the awards with a joke.

“[The show will] be more impressive than ever – if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year,” said Harris. “Oh, wait. No, that can’t…hold on…carry the one…I’m awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!”

“We are thrilled that Neil will be joining us, once again, at Radio City Music Hall to host THE 67TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing. “Neil’s creativity and passion for Broadway shines through when he is on the stage and off – and we cannot wait to see what surprises Neil will have up his sleeves!”

The 67th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. For full coverage of the Awards, check out CBSNewYork’s web exclusive coverage.

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