No doubt, at least in my mind, that this is the best Tony Award show opening number ever. Even Broadway pros are looking around with their mouths hanging open in astonishment (look for Debra Messing’s swiveling head). It’s not just the look, it’s the clever lyrics and jokes that bring the spectacle to a higher level.
If you’re wondering why Bruce Willis is hosting this morning’s Tony Awards nominations announcement (with Tony-winner Mary-Louise Parker) it’s because a little star power never hurts AND he’s making his Broadway debut next season in a stage adaptation of “Misery.”
Parker, who earned a Tony Award in 2001 for “Proof,” will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Heisenberg” this May.
And speaking of hosting, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming are said to be doing the honors for the 69th Annual Tony Awards on June 7 live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Neil Patrick Harris has crossed off “host the Oscars” on his bucket list with today’s announcement he will do the honors in 2015.
This gives us a perfect opportunity to post video of NPH in “Company” because we never want to miss a chance to feature him and Stephen Sondheim.
NPH’s versatility is scary awesome and he should have no problem handling the honors. Is there anybody who doesn’t admire this guy?
Click here to watch PBS’ “Great Performances” video of the opening number.
According to Variety, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” headliner Neil Patrick Harris penned a letter to Ryan Murphy, the brains behind “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” saying he wanted to appear on the TV series.
Murphy then tweeted the Tony winner: “of course you can be on Freak Show! I have a role I think you’d love.”
Catch Harris in “Hedwig” on Broadway through Aug. 17.