Broadway veteran and last year's Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris recently spoke for TEDxBroadway on the future of the Great White Way when it comes to Times Square, customer service, dance, and more. Hear what he had to say on the matter below!
Harris currently stars as Barney Stinson on the hit CBS sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother," a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and a Critics' Choice Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Earlier this year he starred in the live-action/animated feature "The Smurfs," and he can currently be seen onscreen in "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas." On television, Harris gained notoriety as the title character in "Doogie Howser, M.D." Additional television credits include an Emmy Award-winning turn on "Glee." Harris served as the host of the 63rd Tony Awards (Emmy Award), the 65th Tony Awards, and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
A veteran of the theater, he recently tackled the leading role of Bobby in the New York Philharmonic's concert production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at Lincoln Center. Additional Broadway credits include "Assassins," "Cabaret" and "Proof." Harris made his theatrical directorial debut with "I Am Grock" at the El Portal Theatre, and he has subsequently directed productions of Jonathan Larson's "Rent," at the Hollywood Bowl, and "The Expert at the Card Table" at the Broad Stage.