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Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman Have a Dance-Off at The Tonys (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 13th 2011 4:16AM
hugh jackman, neil patrick harris, tonysIt was a battle for the ages: One impeccably dressed, show-stopping song-and-dance man against another. And they both just happened to be huge stars in the worlds of TV, film and Broadway.

'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris defended his right to host the Tony Awards (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) against former Tony MC Hugh Jackman.

Dueling it out in a very Great White Way, Harris and Jackman referenced the past 60 years of Broadway and Hollywood musicals in a toe-tapping bid to outdo one another onstage at New York's Beacon Theatre.

So who won the oh-so-charming dance-off, and who proved to be a hacky pop culture icon disguised as a bonafide Broadway talent? It's hard to tell. Both Harris and Jackman never seemed to miss a step as they kicked off Tony night or, should we say, 'The Book of Mormon' night?

The critically acclaimed musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of 'South Park,' earned nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.

For a full list of winners at the 2011 Tony Awards, click here.

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July 25 2011 at 11:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wix Zee

lol, OK thats pretty funny dude.

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June 14 2011 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Czerny

Hugh won the dance-off hands down. Why was there even a question? The man can move! Check out his Lipton Tea ad on YouTube--it rocks!

June 13 2011 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rosemaryram

Both gentlemen, Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman are great talents. However, I have always been especially charmed by Neil Patrick Harris. His talent seems so effortless even though I realize how much effort goes into the art of making everything look effortless. That is a true mark of a true professional, just like the Olympic ice skaters;they make their skills look easy, and it is not.

June 13 2011 at 1:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Heather

That has hot! Both rock!

June 13 2011 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rio Sweitzer

Wow ! I'm sorry I missed that. I'll have to look it up online when I get home tonight. Ought to be very cool !

June 13 2011 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
peter G

hugh jackman is awesome!

June 13 2011 at 10:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ldc1228

Love Hugh Jackman.

June 13 2011 at 9:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
giaw66666

Funnyyyyy!! : )

June 13 2011 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mamaleh483

Harris is funny but Hugh combines subtle humor with elegance and charm--and showgirl-length legs that put any other male host to shame.

June 13 2011 at 8:57 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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