EARLIER: Rest assured," promised Harris of his Tony stint. "The show will rock!”
Longtime executive producers of the Tonys, Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, will return as well. The Tonys welcome Harris as one of their own, because while the "Doogie Howser" and “How I Met Your Mother” veteran is a well-known TV star, he has appeared on Broadway in “Assassins,” “Proof” and “Cabaret" as well as the 2011 New York Philharmonic presentation of “Company,” and has directed such L.A. stage productions as “Rent” and “Nothing to Hide.”
Fellow musical veteran Hugh Jackman has hosted the Tonys three times, as well as the Oscars, a goal that still eludes the TV star.