Neil Patrick Harris’ Opening Tony Awards Number (Video)
13 Jun 2011
According to Neil Patrick Harris' opening number at the 65th Annual Tony Awards, theatre is not just for gays anymore. Here, Harris points out all of the straight folks who cameto the Beacon Theatre in honor of Broadway’s best.
Harris performed the big opening with help from the casts of Catch Me If You Can, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Anything Goes. Also taking part were Brooke Shields, the actress soon to star in The Addams Family; Stephen Colbert, who starred alongside Harris in the New York Philharmonic's Company; and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale, from The Motherf**ker With the Hat.
Watch (or re-watch) Harris perform the big opening number and point out his favorites in the audience, including the "super hot" Shields, who must consult her notes for the lyrics to “It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore.”
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.