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 page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

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.

(Related: Hedwig Broadway cast album, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, arrives July 1.)