Harris to Receive Trevor Life Award in Los Angeles Dec. 6

By Adam Hetrick
09 Nov 2009

Emmy-nominated stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris will be honored by the Trevor Project at their "Cracked Xmas" event at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles Dec. 6.

The Trevor Project, which provides crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, will recognize Harris with The Trevor Life Award for emerging "as a compelling example for LGBTQ youth through his extraordinary professional and personal success." "Survivor" host Jeff Probst will present Harris with the award.

"For many years, I have been a passionate and enthusiastic supporter of The Trevor Project's lifesaving work, and I'm deeply honored to be recognized by an organization which has such a vital mission," Harris said in a statement. "Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to live their lives proudly as exactly who they are. I'm hopeful that in accepting this award, and in helping to build further awareness of The Trevor Project's resources, I can in some small way make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth."

The Trevor Project will also present AT&T with The Trevor Hope Award, as a "champion of diversity and a progressive corporate leader committed to equality."

Neil Patrick Harris' Broadway credits include Assassins, Proof and Cabaret, as well as the L.A. company of Rent, the Reprise! and New York Philharmonic productions of Sweeney Todd and the London mounting of tick, tick . . . BOOM! Harris is also well known for his television work on "How I Met Your Mother," "Doogie Howser, M.D." and "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog." This past year he earned acclaim as host of the Tony and Emmy Awards.

Visit TheTrevorProject.