Neil Patrick Harris on Sunday took home
the Tony Award for best actor in a musical.
Harris won the Tony for his portrayal
of Hedwig in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Hedwig, which had a long
off-Broadway run at New York City's Jane Street Theater and was later
turned into a movie in 2001 starring John Cameron Mitchell in the
title role, tells the story of a transgender rock musician's search
for “my other half.” Harris debuted as the play's title
character in April.
In accepting the award, Harris
mentioned fiance David Burtka, “I love you so much … thank you
for your sacrifices and for putting up with me through all of this,”
and his children Gideon and Harper, “I'm so sorry I haven't been
able to spend as much time with you as I wish I could, given the show.
I promise that as soon as this is done, I'll be able to read books
to you again and put you to sleep.” (The video is embedded on this
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Harris also performed Sugar Daddy
from Hedwig. Dressed as
Hedwig, he went into the audience and licked Samuel L.
Jackson's glasses, gave Sting a lap dance, kissed David Burtka and
sat on Kevin Bacon's lap.
Broadway cast album, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, arrives July 1.)