What I enjoy so much about the Tonys' uniqueness is that anyone who's tuning in has an interest in seeing the show, so our job is halfway done.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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Whether it's a double take or a spit take or an extra-long pause before a reaction or a line, I try to be as cognizant as possible about the technical end of it. So I think the physical stuff works easier for me than maybe for others who are more just going on instinct.

I loved Rent when I first heard it, but it grew on me and so did Tick, Tick... Boom. Some songs are more interesting than others and sometimes the ones that never stood out at first end up being the best to perform.

I need to stop carving out four-hour chunks to do random things and go home and watch my children grow up.

'Smurfs' just seemed like a great way to represent a young father to be, guy in a marriage, work in conflict, and I was really interested in the technical CG side of things. I'd never done a movie that I thought would be so physical and yet so precise. So I was intrigued by all of that.

If you don't have any ties to the music industry, you just love 'American Idol,' you can sit there and do exactly what you do in your living room, which is stare at them and judge them.

Chef's choice is my favorite. I'm super adventurous.

What defines a relationship is the work that's involved to maintain it, and it's constantly changing.

I'm not trying to climb a ladder - I'm casting a bit of a net.

My favorite time to dance is at, like, wedding receptions, when it's all ages and everyone seems to be having fun.

There are so many examples of talented actors working today, no matter how they live their private lives. I'm lucky that people believe me when I'm in character.

You figure out what your standards are, and I think that's important.

Before babies, I worked very hard to make sure I understood my surroundings and figured out where I fit in the world, whether it was at work or in a social situation.

I get to choose things that interest me as opposed to trying to get any job that will have me, which for a vast majority of actors is the case.

I feel like I know where I'm going. And I like where I'm going.