Neil Patrick Harris Reveals 'I Want to Be the Next Ed Sullivan'
Neil Patrick Harris is ready to put on a 'really big show' according to the New York Post's Page Six. Last week, BWW reported that the multi-talented song and dance man turned down CBS's offer to take over the Late Show reins from David Letterman.
Now Harris, currently starring in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, tells Stephen Colbert in the new issue of Flatt Magazine, that for his next project, he'd like to be a TV host. "The next big thing I want to do is a big variety show," he reveals. "I want to be the next Ed Sullivan. That's my game plan."
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Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his television roles on Doogie Howser, M.D. and How I Met Your Mother, which just wrapped its final season. His Broadway credits include Cabaret, Proof,Assassins and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He has received Emmy Awards as host of the Tony Awards as well as for his guest appearance on FOX's Glee.
Neil Patrick Harris' returns to Broadway in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed byMichael Mayer. The limited engagement, featuring Lena Hall(Kinky Boots, lead singer of The Deafening), opened Tuesday, April 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron MitchellandStephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.
The film of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised Reality Show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.