Neil Patrick Harris Charms As Tony Awards Host

NPH was a fitting host of Broadway's big night. Click to see photos of the musical performances and big winners at the 65th Annual Tony Awards.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs on stage during the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage for Tony Awards Productions)
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Host, Neil Patrick Harris performed a hilarious musical number to open the show, joked about "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and rapped (yes, rapped!) through the show's credits. Click to see highlights from the Tony Awards, including the nights big winner, The Book of Mormon and other big winners.
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Hugh Jackman, a former Tony Awards host, and Harris performed an adorable "who's the best host" skit, performing a mash-up of songs, "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better," "A Boy Like That," "Don't Rain on My Parade" and a few others.
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The "South Park" creators took home the award for Best Musical for "The Book of Mormon." Trey Parker, shown here, even jokingly thanked "our co-writer who passed away, Joseph Smith," aka the founder of the Mormon faith.
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The crowd held its breath as Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano performed a number from "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark." There were no snafus, but the actors also didn't move an inch during the whole song. A safe choice.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" musicians (and U2 bandmates) Bono and The Edge appeared together onstage, sans stunt harnesses.
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NPH sang the opening number, "Broadway... it's not just for gays anymore," with a little help from Stephen Colbert and Brooke Shields. The show's big winners were, "The Book of Mormon," for Best Musical; "War Horse," for Best Play; "Anything Goes" for Best Revival of a Musical; and "The Normal Heart" for Best Revival of a Play.
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Ellen Barkin won Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for "The Normal Heart."
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Daniel Radcliffe and the cast of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" performed. Turns out Harry Potter's got the moves, and the pipes!
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Nikki M. James went wild as she accepted the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for "The Book of Mormon," the first win (but not the last) of the night for the acclaimed show.
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Neil Patrick Harris performed with the cast of "Company." The star-studded cast, which includes Steven Colbert, Jon Cryer and Christina Hendricks, had a limited three-day run, and the revival is set to appear in movie theaters soon.
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Sutton Foster took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role in "Anything Goes."
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Brooke Shields totally botched her joke about Anthony Weiner during Neil Patrick Harris's opening musical number, and had to pull out her cue card. Embarrassing! But not as embarrassing as the Congressman's Twitter antics.
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Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez took the award for Best Book of a Musical for "The Book of Mormon." The show was nominated for 14 awards, and picked up nine of them.
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An almost unrecognizable Robin Williams (and his beard) presented the award for Book of a Musical — which, went unsurprisingly to "The Book of Mormon."
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The cast of "Memphis" took the stage during the awards to perform a musical number.
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John Larroquette took the award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He said that if it wasn't for cast mate Daniel Radcliffe he'd be, "home sitting in my underwear watching this on television."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The Book of Mormon" picked up 9 awards — it didn't beat the record, though, which is held by "The Producers," which garnered 12 wins.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones presented the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
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Larry Kramer and Daryl Roth won the Award for Best Revival of a Play for "The Normal Heart." The production picked up three awards.
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Andrew Rannells and the cast of "The Book of Mormon" performed a rousing number, called "I Believe."
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Norbert Leo Butz took home the Tony for Best Performance a Leading Role in a Musical for "Catch Me If You Can."
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The cast of "The Scottsboro Boys'' took the stage during the awards to perform.
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Aaron Tveit and the cast of "Catch Me If You Can" performed a snappy number.
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Kelsey Grammer presented the award for Best Revival of a Musical. Grammer, best known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane in "Fraiser" is a star in La Cage aux Folles on Broadway.
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Al Pacino sported a headband to the Awards... really, Al?
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Whoopi Goldberg presented the musical number from "Sister Act," but her Sunday-morning hat and nightrobe-inspired outfit were a little out of place... what were you thinking, missy?
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Alec Baldwin, an avid supporter of the arts scene in New York, presented the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play to Ellen Barkin for "The Normal Heart."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"CSI"'s Marg Helgenberger showed off her sleek physique and served as an award presenter Sunday night.
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Funny-woman Kate Flannery, star of "The Office," also stars in the off-Broadway production of "Love, Lost, and What I Wore."
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Christie Brinkley, who still looks stunning at 57 years old, made her Broadway debut recently playing Roxie Hart in "Chicago," and also served as a presenter during Sunday night's show.
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Matthew Broderick, no stranger to the stage, presented the musical number from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
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Jon Cryer, star of "Two and a Half Men," attended the awards.
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Harry Connick Jr. served as a presenter for the awards, and last year appeared in a Broadway show as himself.
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John Leguizamo put in a quick plug for his Broadway production, "Ghetto Klown," adding that he needed to "get it off his chest" that he is also one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love-children. Funny... kind of.
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Neil Patrick Harris, this year's Tony Awards host, and his companion David Burtka arrive on the red carpet.
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