NPH fans can FINALLY rejoice. The man formerly known as Barney Stinson has taken home his first Tony Award. He received Best Actor in a Musical for his role as transgender rock star Hedwig in the cult punk opera “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Check out our recap of the 2014 Tony Awards.

Recap of  The 2014 Tony Awards 

We loved seeing Harris transform from a macho man in HIMYM to an East German singer who undergoes a gender transition. He traded his tuxedo for high heels and he did it with style and pizzazz. He also made a suave switch from T.V screen to the one and only, Broadway stage. He performed a song from Hedwig, while looking fabulous in a miniskirt and blond feathered wig. He gave an audience member a lap dance and even took Samuel L Jackson’s glasses away and licked them. Oh what a night.

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Australian actor Hugh Jackman blessed us all by hosting the show. Jackman kicked off the show by bouncing up and down like a kangaroo during his opening number Sunday. The bearded Jackman, was back as host after a nine-year absence and he greeted many of the night’s featured performers as he cheerfully bounced past them backstage. Silly Australian. Jackman revived the opening number from “The Music Man,” but turned it into a rap song. Hip-hop artists LL Cool J and T.I. joined Jackman for an unconventional performance of “Rock Island.” It was pretty sweet and a great way to kick off the fun-filled night.

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Another big winner of the night was everyone’s favorite, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. Cranston continued his amazing streak by winning best actor for his portrayal of former U.S president, Lyndon Johnson in the play “All the Way.” This was Cranston’s Broadway debut.

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History was made at this years Tony Awards. Audra McDonald became Broadway’s most decorated actress with her sixth Award for portraying Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” This helped her surpass five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for the most competitive wins by an actress. She broke down as while sharing her acceptance speech.

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Overall the show was a success that was filled with laughter and tears. Broadway producers have a reason to party at this years Tony’s. The season’s box offices hit a record total gross of $1.27 B up from $1.13 B the previous season and attendance was up 5.6 percent to 12.2 million.

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