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Neil Patrick Harris

Birth Place: Albuquerque, NM, USA

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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."

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Neil Patrick Harris STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2023
Francis [Replacement]

[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

Neil Patrick Harris Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Executive Producer

Neil Patrick Harris Awards and Nominations


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2023 - Best Featured Performer in a Play

Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Pan Goes Wrong


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch


winner
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award

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


winner
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Ariana DeBose, Alan Cumming, Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, & Aaron Lazar Headline BROADWAY AND VINE Concerts

Broadway and Vine kicks off its 2024 season on July 9 and 10 at 7:30PM, with Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose at Carneros Resort Vineyard Lawn.
Jackie Beat's DR. JACKIE Season 2 Guests Include Jinkx Monsoon, Neil Patrick Harris & More

Everyone’s favorite unqualified, self-centered show biz shrink is all dolled-up and ready to nod her head while she pretends to be listening! That’s right, the much-anticipated Season 2 of the hilarious hit show “Dr. Jackie: Unlicensed Psychotherapist” is finally here. Season 2 of “Dr. Jackie: Unlicensed Psychotherapist” is jam-packed with amazing special guests. See the lineup here!
Review: FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD at Oscars Cabaret & Nightclub

Nicolas Dromard & Desireé Davar premiered their cabaret show From Broadway to Hollywood Saturday night at Oscar’s to a packed and very receptive house. The concept of the show is literally their journey from Broadway to Hollywood, covering how they met, how he proposed, some terrific and appropriate songs along the way and a lot of tap dancing (more on that later).
Goodspeed to Present Talkback and Book Signing With Rupert Holmes

Goodspeed Musicals will welcomes Tony award-winning playwright, composer and lyricist Rupert Holmes for a special talkback. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Kenita R. Miller, Julia Murney and More Will Take Part in WATCHER IN THE WOODS Reading

Producers announced an industry reading of the new musical in development WATCHER IN THE WOODS. Check out all of the details on who will star and who leads the creative team here.
Jason Alexander to Star in Lonny Price-Helmed FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at La Mirada

Jason Alexander and more will be starring in Fiddler on the Roof at La Mirada Theatre. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
Tribeca Festival 2024 Lineup Includes Films with Liza Minnelli, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and More

The 2024 Tribeca Festival has unveiled its features lineup, offering a diverse array of narrative, documentary, and animated films, including several from Broadway favorites. The festival will see the world premiere of LIZA: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story about Broadway icon Liza Minnelli. Documentaries include the world premiere of Satisfied, an intimate look at the actress Renée Elise Goldsberry.
Hannah Waddingham, James Corden, and More Join Animated THE SMURFS MOVIE

The Smurfs are back! After the Smurfs franchise had a bit of a boost with 2011's live-action The Smurfs, it was announced on Thursday that an all-star cast would be joining the previously announced Rihanna in a new animated reboot. See the cast here!
Review: PHANTOM PEAK: FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION, London

When Phantom Peak, one of London's most innovative and ridiculously fun theatrical experiences, holds a Festival Of Innovation, how can one say no? It is not the only impressive immersive show in town but its near-peerless execution and boundless imagination puts it up there with the more well known Punchdrunk.
Ariana DeBose Will Return to Host the 77th Annual Tony Awards

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose returns to host THE 77TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS for the third time. We have all of the details here!
BWW Q&A: Rob Fisher on SWEENEY TODD at Virginia Arts Festival

Virginia Arts Festival has cast one of Broadway’s leading lights in the role of a new, key position at the Festival: The Goode Family Artistic Advisor for Musical Theater and American Songbook.
Meet the Cast of HELL'S KITCHEN, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Hell's Kitchen, the new musical conceived by Alicia Keys, begins previews tonight, March 28, with an opening night set for Saturday, April 20 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Meet the cast of Hell's Kitchen here!
UNCOUPLED Canceled By Showtime After Netflix Pick-Up

Showtime is no longer moving forward with a new season of Uncoupled after it picked the series up from Netflix. The Neil Patrick Harris-fronted show was supposed to have a second season on the service after Netflix had canceled it. The series also starred Brooks Ashmanskas, Tuc Watkins, André De Shields, Nic Rouleau, and more.
Lady Bunny to Present New Show APRIL FOOL at The Green Room 42

New York drag legend Lady Bunny will return to The Green Room 42 with a new show “April Fool” for four performances next month. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and Dr. Georgette Grier-Key to Be Honored at Bay Street Theater's Gala

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the honorees of this year's highly anticipated Summer Gala, which will take place Saturday, July 6 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises Record-Breaking $10.8 Million

Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party achieves a record-breaking fundraiser, amassing $10.8 million to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. It featured an unforgettable show-stopping performance of “Are You Ready For Love” by R&B-Soul-Pop Trio Gabriels and Elton John.
Chaunté Wayans, Adam Ray & Alignon Mitra Are Coming To The Den Theatre

The Den Theatre will present upcoming appearances by Chaunté Wayans, Adam Ray, and Alignon Mitra. Learn more about these performers and see how to purchase tickets.
Video: Neil Patrick Harris Shows Off His Dance Moves in Debut TikTok

Watch Neil Patrick Harris' lively entrance onto TikTok in a hilarious new video, showcasing his dance prowess alongside his two children, Harper and Gideon.
Complete Cast Set For HELL'S KITCHEN on Broadway

The complete cast has been revealed for the Broadway premiere of the new musical HELL’S KITCHEN, set to begin performances next month! Learn more about who is joining the company here!
Review: Palm Canyon Theatre's SOMETHING ROTTEN Proves a Rose by Any Other Name Never Smelled as Sweet

History credits the first modern musical production to the year 1866 and a little-known work called “The Black Crook” that premiered in New York on September 12 of that year.  It was credited as the first play that added dance and original music to help tell the story.  But after seeing Palm Canyon Theatre’s newest production of “Something Rotten”, maybe the historians have it wrong.

Neil Patrick Harris FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Neil Patrick Harris been in?

Neil Patrick Harris has appeared on Broadway in 7 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?

Neil Patrick Harris has been nominated for several awards including Best Featured Performer in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Peter Pan Goes Wrong," Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

What awards has Neil Patrick Harris won?

Neil Patrick Harris has won several awards for his performances on Broadway, including Best Featured Performer in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for "Peter Pan Goes Wrong," 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," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

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