Neil Patrick Harris did an impressive job...
Neil Doyle from U.S.A.
8 June 2009
This was one of the more enjoyable Tony Awards shows in recent years.
Personally, I enjoyed the segments honoring the musical revivals more
than the current fare. WEST SIDE STORY, SOUTH PACIFIC and PAL JOEY got
some nice segments and made me yearn for a return to that kind of
musical fare over what passes for musical comedy today.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, from the very first moment he stepped before the
mike, made a very favorable impression on me. He never missed a cue,
kept his delivery light and amusing and seemed to be enjoying himself
as host of the night's proceedings. In fact, he was so successful that
I bet anything he'll be called upon some day to host the Oscars, the
way Hugh Jackman did recently.
All in all, a colorful tribute to what's available on Broadway and an
entertaining way to present an award show without too many dull
speeches. I've heard LIZA MINNELLI in better voice but she too seemed
to be genuinely pleased to be honored with an award, as was the always
gracious ANGELA LANSBURY who has become a national treasure for theater
goers and movie fans.
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