Tony Awards Host of the Day

Tony Awards Host of the Day
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Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to host the upcoming 2012 Tony Awards.

The How I Met Your Mother star was the critically-acclaimed host of the awards show in 2009 and 2011.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's Tony Awards," Harris said in a statement. "Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I'll score some free house seats to a show or 5."

The Tony Award nominations will be announced on May 1st, and the awards show will broadcast live on CBS June 10th.

Be sure to check out Harris' "Broadway's not just for gays anymore" opening number from the 2011 Tonys.