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I don't think anyone'll ever top Neil Patrick Harris' ''Bigger'' Tony opening number in 2013
Last Edit: WaymanWong 02:51 am EDT 06/10/19
Posted by: WaymanWong 02:49 am EDT 06/10/19
In reply to: Well, that made me appreciate Neil Patrick Harris even more than I already did.... - DistantDrumming 01:08 am EDT 06/10/19

His Tony-hosting performance that year won him the Emmy, and, to quote his ''How I Met Your Mother,'' it's ''legendary.''

I've watched it countless times, and I still can't figure out how he pulled it off (especially reappearing in the aisles).

(For the record, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt won an Emmy for writing that spectacular specialty number.)

Corden's Tony opening tonight also used lotsa Broadway performers, but didn't have the wit of NPH's ''Bigger'' tour de force.

I also thought Corden's audience shtick was lame: pitting Broadway celebs against one another or practicing their ''loser'' faces.

Ditto his parody of ''Michael in the Bathroom'' from ''Be More Chill.'' I bet many at Radio City and lotsa home viewers were puzzled.

It's so ''inside.'' You'd have to know ''Be More Chill'' to ''get'' it, and to devote so much time to a musical with only 1 Tony nomination?

I wish they could've cut Corden's audience shtick or ''James in the Bathroom,'' and presented Best Book on-air instead.

I'm thrilled the Tonys spotlighted the playwrights, but why don't librettists get any respect, especially when the Tonys focus on musicals?
Link 2013 Tony Awards: Neil Patrick Harris goes 'Bigger' with his opening number
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