I've been taking a trapeze class for the last couple of years. I'm working on my double back flip right now.— Neil Patrick Harris
The most sensitive Neil Patrick Harris quotes that are little-known but priceless
Rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.
I've done plenty of daredeviling - from white-water rafting to bungee jumping.
But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.
I'm shocked at how early everything closes here.
But people start earlier. I miss the late nightlife in NYC, but then again I sing and burn so much energy in the show that it's probably good - I get to go home and sleep.
Being able to live my life transparently does empower me to feel like I can be myself more. It's easier for me to flirt with girls now that girls know that I'm gay. It almost makes it a sexier encounter than if I was trying to pretend that I was straight.
I felt a little green, because Shakespeare writes the thought process within the text; it was tricky not to think of what to say and then say it, and instead just deliver the lines.
Tobey's a mellow, cool guy. He's just a good guy. I know that's not the answer you want, and I don't mean that as the political thing to say, but he's a nice guy.
As I learned from chapters past, it's important to try and stay in the chapter that you're in, and enjoy it while it's lasting. Not be constantly worrying about where this step will take you - living in the potential future. Like a good meal. Like a good chef's tasting meal. You don't want to wonder what's next while you're eating the foie gras.
I have more artistic control in a smaller show.
But it doesn't really matter. Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still make a big impact.
This next presenter is so lovely you could eat her up with a spoon
It's really something for people who are approaching 30 to take a look at what that means to them. I think turning 30 is a chance to re-identify with yourself.
We're in such a volatile climate right now politically.
I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
I often teach a graduate theater seminar on Greek tragedy in performance.
I usually begin by saying that no matter what technological advances occur, the wisdom of these plays will never be obsolete.
When I auditioned for the show, I didn't realize it was an MTV production, which is going to make for really good tunes during the episodes, if nothing else.
I like the tube more than the NY subway though, you've got cushioned seats.
I'm in a play on Broadway, I have an animated TV show coming up, I have a few movies that just came out.
He's easily the most well-adjusted former child star in the room, please welcome... Jason Bateman.
It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!
I pride myself in being able to straddle demographics and if that was said as Barney Stinson it would mean a little different thing.
If I wrote a musical it wouldn't be about me. Although I do some magic, so it would probably be about a magician who appeared and re-appeared all over the place.
I've got no plans to be a ballet dancer at the moment.
On MTV, the dialogue can be a little darker, more interesting and edgy.
.. the animation is just phenomenal. It's a CGI program that's doing all the animation.
Babies laughing is like opium.
I love physical stuff. I love circusy, weird, breathing fire and bucket-listy things.
I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor.
I still admire those who don't care much about what others think of them.
We're trying to get as many people to become interested in seeing it, but if you like the theater and you're interested in seeing what live theater looks like in New York, you probably already set your DVR. It's gonna be a hard ask to get a bunch of college-basketball fans to tune in for three hours to watch the Tonys.
I've gotten to hang out with Elmo, I'm the Fairy Shoeperson on 'Sesame Street'.
So hopefully our kids will get to see and hear me as much as they're able.
Thankfully I've been quite lucky in my career, but it's always good to re-evaluate things and think about what else you want to do.
Charlie Sheen is who again? Denise is engaged?
I love the American musical for the simplicity of emotion that gets expressed.
The Tonys are the once-a-year shot for all of these shows and artists who work so diligently every single performance but only for a thousand or so people at a time. This gives them the opportunity to perform to millions of people.
When you have twin four-year-olds, you are able to dance like a fool, often. And I do.
I think, in life, being nervous about something that's forthcoming is very helpful, whether it's an awards show or a family gathering or a job interview. If you're too calm and confident, then I think you aren't executing to the best of your ability. So I try not to let nerves get the best of me, but I welcome them because it tends to fuel me to try harder.
If I'm doing some weird tick with my mouth, or not standing still or something, I'll be the first person to notice it, and then want to change that. I think it's important just to maintain trajectory, to not just use your same tricks over and over.
I don't feel ignored. But I'd rather engage readers than dictate my opinion to them. Opinion is so...subjective!
You can't just put gay in a little gay box anymore.
I often feel like books find us for reasons, and we read them when we need them the most.
Oh sure, now you like him [after the audience applaud David Oyelowo].
I enjoy darker sardonic wit more than knock-knock jokes.
I spent the first healthy chunk of my career playing all-American, pleasant, average, nice people, so it's fun to have some complications there.
The discipline of live theater - doing the same perfect thing night after night, eight times a week - never ceases to amaze me
Starship Troopers was great. It was great fun to work on something with blue screens and big budget special effects. Denise Richards was nice to look at too, of course.
I don't like to be disparaging about my past roles.
That's the only taboo that I don't like to cross.
That movie [A Series of Unfortunate Events] told four books in two hours, and we have two hours per book. So we have eight hours to tell four books, and if people watch we'll get to tell more of them. There's only thirteen books, so there's only going to be two more seasons, but that allows for a lot of time to be in character and to maintain character.
I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
I have actual strong ideas. You just have to wait for the right timing. Timing is pretty crucial here. I can't dedicate a lot of energy and efforts trying to, say, create a show that I want to produce while I'm currently on another show.
I love technology. I buy all of the stuff when they come out first.
Theater for me is about enduring human truth.
Special effects can be part of that, but when they obscure what is the reason we come to theater - to see reflections of our confounded humanity - the theater has lost its way.
Playing a villain was fun, only because you get to do all the things you wouldn't normally do in your real life.
The hardest part of playing the villain was the prosthetics, because I couldn't really move my face as much as I wanted to, and yet I had to move my face a lot. If I moved my face in certain ways the prosthetics would come apart, so I could do a lot of eyebrow acting, but I couldn't do a lot of nose lifting, or the corners of the nose would pop out.
I think it has been a weird mistake to have people with their own music careers going on and judging people because when they're too critical, it affects them. They don't want to be that honest, because they need to keep their appearance up.