Neil Patrick Harris Sings on 2009 Tony Awards: Here Are the Lyrics

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08 Jun 2009

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Aubrey Reuben
Those hoping 2009 Tony Award host Neil Patrick Harris would sing on the telecast had to wait until the very end to hear the former star of Assassins croon a tune.

To the tune of West Side Story's "Tonight" and Guys and Dolls' "Luck Be a Lady," Harris offered these humorous lyrics.

Tonight, tonight
The Tonys were tonight
And Elton's Billy was all the rage
What class, what drive
Now Angela won five
And she hooked up with Poison backstage

With heels as sore as poor Achilles
Three tutu-wearing Billys
Were such a winning sight

Tonight, all three
Won Tony plus they hit puberty



[to "Luck be a Lady Tonight"]

And Geoffrey won a Tony tonight
Karen won a Tony tonight
Liza at the Palace
Mr. Ripley's daughter Alice
They all won a Tony tonight

Credits! That's not going to stop me!

[to "Tonight"]

Chris Sieber - please!
Performing on your knees?
Dude, that only works
To win Golden Globes

I hope, tonight,
When they're high as a kite
To be there when the Hair cast disrobes

This show
Could not be any gayer
If Liza was named mayor
And Elton John took flight

The curtain falls
I'm off to hit some big Tony balls
Goodnight

The lyrics were penned by Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards were presented June 7 at Radio City Music Hall.