Harris, who also hosted the Tony Awards in 2009 and 2011, has been seen on Broadway in Assassins, Proof and Cabaret. He also starred in the New York Philharmonic production of Company. The performer is the winner of two 2010 Emmy Awards and was nominated for his work on the CBS series "How I Met Your Mother."
Once, the new musical based on the film of the same name, earned 11 Tony nominations, the most of any production of the season. The two Gershwin musicals, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Nice Work If You Can Get It, earned 10 nominations apiece. Read more about the nominees here.
The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony on the CBS television network.
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