Neil Patrick Harris Hosting 2011 Tony Awards

Entertainment May. 10, 2011 AT 3:18PM
Neil Patrick Harris Hosting 2011 Tony Awards Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage

Second time's a charm!

Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the 65th annual Tony Awards. The 37-year-old veteran stage actor first hosted the celebration of Broadway's finest in 2009.

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"I'm honored and stoked to have been asked to host the 2011 Tony Awards," Harris said in a statement, excerpted by the Hollywood Reporter. "It should be a great show -- we've got a fantastic mix of live performances, a few secret surprises and since they're closed for retooling, we're using all the rigging equipment from Spider-Man. What could possibly go wrong?"

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Harris, who stars in the CBS comedy How I Your Mother, won a Creative Arts Emmy in 2010 for his Emmy Awards hosting stint.

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CBS will broadcast the awards live from New York City's Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12.

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