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Neil Patrick Harris

 
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Birth Place:
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Bio:
Neil Patrick Harris starred as Barney Stinson in the hit CBS series, "How I Met Your Mother," a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor. Harris portrayed the leading role of Bobby in the New York ... (read complete bio)
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Neil Patrick Harris Headshot
Date of Birth: June 15, 1973 (48)

Birth Place: Albuquerque, NM, USA

Bio:
Neil Patrick Harris starred as Barney Stinson in the hit CBS series, "How I Met Your Mother," a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor. Harris portrayed the leading role of Bobby in the New York ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Staged Reading, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Hedwig
  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Balladeer
Lee Harvey Oswald
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival [Cancelled], 2001
Lee Harvey Oswald/Balladeer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Hal [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Tobias Ragg
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Tobias Ragg
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Lester Price

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Executive Producer

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Gavin Creel, Denee Benton, Sara Bareilles and Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Staged Reading, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Hedwig

  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Balladeer

Lee Harvey Oswald

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival [Cancelled], 2001
Lee Harvey Oswald/Balladeer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Hal [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Tobias Ragg

  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Tobias Ragg

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Lester Price

Productions

Executive Producer

Neil Patrick Harris Biography

Neil Patrick Harris starred as Barney Stinson in the hit CBS series, "How I Met Your Mother," a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor. Harris portrayed the leading role of Bobby in the New York Philharmonic's concert production of Stephen Sondheim's Company at Lincoln Center.

Harris made his Broadway debut opposite Anne Hechein the Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, Proof. Subsequently, Harris also starred on Broadway as the Emcee in Cabaret, and as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning production of Assassins.
His additional theatrical credits include roles in All My Sons, Tick, Tick...Boom, The Paris Letter, Sweeney Todd, Rent, and Romeo and Juliet. Harris made his theatrical directorial debut with I Am Grock at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and he recently helmed a production ofJonathan Larson's Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He has also served as host of the Tony Awards Ceremony. In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

On screen, Neil has starred in numerous feature films, including Gone Girl, Beastly, Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Undercover Brother, The Next Best Thing, The Proposition, Starship Troopers, and Clara's Heart (Golden Globe nom.) The Best & the Brightest; The Smurfs; and the third installment in the Harold and Kumar film series, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

On television, Harris gained notoriety as the beloved title character in "Doogie Howser, M.D." (People's Choice Award, Golden Globe nom.), as well as the lead in the NBC comedy series, "Stark Raving Mad." Along with guest-starring roles in "Glee" (Emmy Award), "Numb3rs," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Will & Grace," and "Boomtown," Harris has also starred in several made-for-television movies, including "Yes, Virginia," "The Christmas Blessing," and "The Wedding Dress."

Neil Patrick Harris Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Neil Patrick Harris News

Podcast Hosts Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf to Stream a Watch-a-Long for GREASE an Photo Podcast Hosts Jesse McAnally and Andrew DeWolf to Stream a Watch-a-Long for GREASE and GREASE 2
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

On May 21st 2022 at 7pm EST McAnally and DeWolf will stream a watch-a-long for both Grease films to celebrate their years of collaboration on Musicals with Cheese.

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland Photo Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series ‚ÄúPlus 1,‚ÄĚ with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman.¬†

VIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS Photo VIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2022

The New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods, which opened May 4, is set to run through May 15. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run of Into the Woods is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Stephen Sondheim.

Chad Burris, Nathan Salstone & Troy Iwata Join WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at The Green Roo Photo Chad Burris, Nathan Salstone & Troy Iwata Join WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

We Will Not Be Silent, a benefit concert to honor and support those courageously resisting oppression today, featuring songs from White Rose: The Musical, with book & lyrics by Brian Belding and music by Natalie Brice, will be presented at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue) on Thursday, May 19 at 7pm.

Encores! INTO THE WOODS' Brooke Ishibashi Takes Over Our Instagram Today Photo Encores! INTO THE WOODS' Brooke Ishibashi Takes Over Our Instagram Today
by Social Watch - May 7, 2022

Tune in to our Instagram story today, as Brooke Ishibashi takes over to take you behind the scenes of her day at New York City Center's Encores! production of Into the Woods.

VIDEO: Watch Heather Headley & Sara Bareilles in Encores! INTO THE WOODS Finale! Photo VIDEO: Watch Heather Headley & Sara Bareilles in Encores! INTO THE WOODS Finale!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2022

BroadwayWorld is very excited to bring you an exclusive clip of the Into the Woods finale, featuring Heather Headley and Sara Bareilles. Click here to watch full highlights!

Review Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Opens at New York City Center Encores! Photo Review Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Opens at New York City Center Encores!
by Review Roundups - May 6, 2022

The New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods, which opened on May 4, is set to run through May 15. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim.

VIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS Photo VIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2022

The New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods, which opened May 4, is set to run through May 15. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run of Into the Woods is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Stephen Sondheim.

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Final Tony Eligibility Ruling, Encores! INTO THE WOODS Opens, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Final Tony Eligibility Ruling, Encores! INTO THE WOODS Opens, and More!
by - May 6, 2022

Today's top stories include final Tony Award eligibility rulings for Funny Girl, A Strange Loop, and more. Plus go inside the opening performance for Into The Woods at Encores!, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles, and more!

Photos: First Look at Heather Headley, Sara Bareilles & More in Encores! INTO THE WOO Photo Photos: First Look at Heather Headley, Sara Bareilles & More in Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by Team BWW - May 5, 2022

Performances officially began last night for New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run of Into the Woods (through May 15) is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Stephen Sondheim. 

Neil Patrick Harris Videos

VIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS VideoVIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2022

The New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods, which opened May 4, is set to run through May 15. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run of Into the Woods is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Stephen Sondheim.

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Stars in Netflix's UNCOUPLED Series Teaser VideoVIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Stars in Netflix's UNCOUPLED Series Teaser
by Michael Major - May 4, 2022

Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares ‚ÄĒ losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City.

VIDEO: Watch Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles & More in Rehearsals for INTO THE WO VideoVIDEO: Watch Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles & More in Rehearsals for INTO THE WOODS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run of Into the Woods (May 4 - 15) is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Stephen Sondheim.

VIDEO: Jill Paice Talks MATILDA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More on the Latest Episode of VideoVIDEO: Jill Paice Talks MATILDA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2021

On this week's episode of 32 Bar Cut: The Show, we are sitting down with a true Broadway star and leading lady, Jill Paice! You may have seen Jill on Broadway in The 39 Steps or An American in Paris, but our favorite role of Jill's is by far 'Miss Honey,' in the Broadway smash musical, Matilda!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Cuban RENT Documentary REVOLUTION RENT! VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Cuban RENT Documentary REVOLUTION RENT!
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2021

Returning to his exiled parents‚Äô homeland, Se√Īor Jr. embarks on a personal journey, exploring his Cuban heritage and his family‚Äôs complex relationship to the country they love.

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE VideoVIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

VIDEO: Lea Salonga & Telly Leung Unite for a Christmas Duet! VideoVIDEO: Lea Salonga & Telly Leung Unite for a Christmas Duet!
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2020

This year, to save us from tears, Broadway favorites Lea Salonga and Telly Leung have joined forces to deliver a special Christmas treat. Watch as they perform a virtual duet of Wham!'s Christmas classic, 'Last Christmas.'

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and More Take Part in Th VideoVIDEO: Hillary Clinton, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and More Take Part in The New York Times' HOW I MISS BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2020

Last night, The New York Times hosted a virtual panel discussion, titled How I Miss Broadway.

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks About His Obsession With Escape Rooms VideoVIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks About His Obsession With Escape Rooms
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2020

Neil Patrick Harris reveals his family's favorite Halloween tradition and bonds over his love of escape rooms with Kelly. Plus, he dishes on his latest children's book, 'The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit,' and his new single-player board game, Box One.

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks About His Wedding on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks About His Wedding on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2020

Neil Patrick Harris cannot hold back his excitement while telling Kelly Clarkson the song he played for the first dance at his weddinga?"Kelly's own hit, 'A Moment Like This.' Tune in for even more fun with Neil and Kelly!


Neil Patrick Harris Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Neil Patrick Harris been in?
Neil Patrick Harris has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Neil Patrick Harris been in?
Neil Patrick Harris has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Neil Patrick Harris been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch .

What awards has Neil Patrick Harris won?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inchand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.