11 June 2012


There are those of us of a certain age (ahem) who remember a very young Neil Patrick Harris as "Doogie Howser, MD," a television show about a 16-year old medical prodigy who balanced adult life situations as a licensed doctor and teenage angst. Nowadays, we know NPH as "Barney" on "How I Met Your Mother," a television sitcom about a group of 30-somethings in NY.

NPH is also an out and proud husband and father. He's a sterling example of "gay is normal" and I dare anyone to dislike this talented man.

Last night, the 2012 Tony Awards aired. I totally forgot about it until well into the broadcast...I did catch the performance of "Evita" (up for best musical revival), Patti Lupone, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Plummer, Candice Bergen, and a host of others. As a theater fan, this is OUR Oscar night. To top it all off, NPH hosted again and brought the house to its feet with the opening number.

If you missed it, watch it now (or rewatch it):

So my admiration is overflowing for this absolutely talented man. He's no longer the geeky kid; he's turned into a sexy & funny performer. And if you didn't see last year's opening number - Theater Isn't Just for Gays - I urge you to search for it on YouTube and be prepared to be entertained.

So as we celebrate Pride this month...give it up for one of our own: Neil Patrick Harris!



Matthew Gregory said...

Nice NPH write-up! Is a "NPH is the Sexiest Gay Man Alive!" blog far behind?

I like Mr. Harris too. He seems to be the least up-tight famous gay I can think of (could you picture him being a diva? me neither, except maybe as a joke), and he has a great sense of humor about himself and his celebrity identity.

Wonder Man said...

he is cute

Rick said...

I think he is AMAZING. He is soooo refreshing in the host gig. I just hope they(industry)doesn't over use him ex:Emmy's,Oscars, Tony's. He's either smart as hell or is great at reading a cue card because those opening and closing numbers are awesome. Brooke Shields could take some pointers.
I don't cable;( but I heard the interview that he and his partner did with Oprh was cute as hell.