Neil Patrick Harris Unsure If He'll Oscar Host Again, As David Burtka Was Living "Single Dad" Life

News   Neil Patrick Harris Unsure If He'll Oscar Host Again, As David Burtka Was Living "Single Dad" Life Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted this year's Academy Awards, is unsure if he'll ever be the Oscar's master of ceremonies again. The gig took too much time away from family life, he said.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Harris confided, "I don't know that my family nor my soul could take it… It's a beast. It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don't know that it's a delightful balance to do every year or even again."

Host Neil Patrick Harris
Host Neil Patrick Harris Photo by ABC/Bob D'Amico

Harris has been busy since stepping into Hedwig's high heels in last year's Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He took home the Tony Award for his performance, released his choose-your-own-adventure autobiography, appeared on "American Horror Story" and starred in "Gone Girl," among other events and appearances.

Additionally, his husband, David Burtka, will return to Broadway for the first time in 12 years in It Shoulda Been You. Between Harris' busy schedule and Burtka's Broadway return, the two had to readjust family life with their four-year-old twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.

In an upcoming interview with Playbill magazine, Burtka said, "I'm so happy to be back in New York and doing what I love to do. The problem — not problem, but main thing — for me has been adjusting my kids… Four-year-old twins! I'm waking up in the morning for rehearsal, taking them to school and then having to go to rehearsal — trying to do a 15-minute warm-up, even on the subway... People are looking at me strange.

"Also, Neil's been gone for the last month and a half because of Oscars and another job in L.A., so I'm like 'Single Dad,' doing a show full-time, going home [and] training a new nanny…" However, Burtka admits that the family of four is happy to be back in New York City. He begins his run in It Shoulda Been You March 17 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 

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