Neil Patrick Harris Is in an Empire State of Mind
BY Brandon Voss
June 06 2014 9:45 AM ET
He's on top of the world!
Nineteen actors nominated for 2014 Tony Awards, including Neil Patrick Harris, ascended to the 86th floor observatory deck of New York City's Empire State Building Tuesday for photos.
Harris is nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Hedwig, an East German rock singer and "slip of a girly boy" living as a female after gender-reassignment surgery, in the Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Tony nominee Lena Hall costars as Yitzhak, Hedwig's husband and backup singer, who's desperate to unleash his inner drag diva. The original cast recording will be released next month.
Out actor Samuel Barnett, nominated for his performance in the all-male production of Twelfth Night, was also present at the photo op.
The 68th annual Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast live Sunday on CBS.
Standing, from left: Sutton Foster (Violet), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County), Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), Samuel Barnett (Twelfth Night), Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway), Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie), Adriane Lenox (After Midnight), Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin in the Sun), Reed Birney (Casa Valentina), Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Mary Bridget Davies (A Night with Janis Joplin), and Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder). Kneeling: Jarrod Spector (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), Jessie Mueller (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), and Anika Larsen (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical).