Best and Worst of the 2012 Tony Awards
'Once,' Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and more
Best and Worst: Neil Patrick Harris
Harris knew he might be wearing out his welcome a third time around as Tony Awards host when he joked early on "And just like with movie sequels, the third one's where you start seeing quality." Well, in the opening and closing moments? Absolutely. Unfortunately, many of his jokes and bits in-between those numbers fell flat. Of course, they fell flat when compared to Harris' past Tony efforts or those of any host of a major awards show over the past three years. It's tough when you have to live up to yourself. Perhaps a new venue (cough, Oscars, cough) might get his creative juices flowing again?
- Gregory Ellwood