I just came across the video of the opening of the 2013 Tony Awards which featured Neil Patrick Harris.
Words cannot describe how great this eight minute performance is, or in Barney Stnson’s words, LEGENDARY.
I still think of Neil as Doogie Howser, but he is much more than that. Here is the opening to his bio on Wikipedia:
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host.
He has also won an Emmy and an Oscar, and has been nominated for a Grammy.
He is truly a gifted performer.
Prior to seeing this performance my favorite opening to an awards show was when Jimmy Fallon did Born to Run at the 2010 Emmys. As much of a Springsteen fan that I am (and Jimmy Fallon), I have to admit that the Neil Patrick Harris opening is the more epic of the two. But I’ll let you be the judge: