During Sunday's telecast of the 65th
annual Tony Awards, host Neil Patrick Harris opened the show with a
musical tune promising that Broadway is Not Just For Gays Anymore
Harris, the star of
CBS' How I Met Your Mother, ran down the aisles enlisting the
help of straight audience members.
you're straight as they come, any thoughts?” Harris asks.
“I enjoy the
theater; I've enjoyed it all my life; I enjoy it with my female woman
wife,” Colbert sings.
“Look at this,
it's amazing,” Harris shouts as he walks up the aisle. “Look at
all these straight people. James Earl Jones, you're straight.
Vanessa Williams, you're straight. Joe Mantello … thanks for
When Harris comes
across Brooke Shields, he jokes, “Brooke Shields, you're super hot,
you made me think I was straight for like 23 years, any comments?”
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The song was
written by David Javerbaum, the former executive of The Daily
During the show,
the AIDS drama The Normal Heart won the Tony for best revival.
Taking the stage with the play's producers, writer Larry Kramer
said: “To gay people everywhere, whom I love so dearly, The
Normal Heart is our history. I could not have written it had not
so many needlessly died. Learn from it and carry on the fight. Let
them know that we are a very special people, an exceptional people,
and that, our day will come.”
Patrick Harris says he and partner David Burtka attempted to get