“I’m hosting this year’s Tony Awards. (crouch, snap! — step, snap! — step, snap! — jazz hands!),” Harris tweeted today.
Harris last hosted the Tony Awards in 2009 — and even won a Creative Arts Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Special Class Program! Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes hosted in 2010.
“I’m honored and stoked to have been asked to host,” said Harris, who is a father to twins with partner David Burtka. “It should be a great show — we’ve got a fantastic mix of live performances, a few secret surprises, and since they’re closed for retooling, we’re using all the rigging equipment from Spider-Man. What could possibly go wrong?”
The Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical has been plagued with multiple injuries and has been postponed several times while they are working out the kinks.
“We’re thrilled to have Neil back as our host,” said executive producers Ricky Kirchner and Glenn Weiss. “And we’re even happier he fits in the Spider-Man rigging.”
The 2011 Tony Awards will air live on June 12th on CBS.