Watch Neil Patrick Harris’ Barney Stinson React To NPH’s All-Out Tony Performance

That was legendary.

Listen, sometimes it can be really, really, super hard to separate an actor from the persona that they play on, say, a TV show or movie franchise. For many watching the 68th Annual Tony Awards last night (June 8), it must have been a bit of a departure to see Neil Patrick Harris, erstwhile star of nine seasons of CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” don sky-high platforms, a blonde wig and a gallon or so of body glitter to perform a number from Broadway’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

Harris totally owns the role of the glam-rock songwriter left with “an angry inch” after a botched gender reassignment surgery in communist Berlin, which is why he won the Tony for Best Actor In A Musical for his work later in the night. However, nine seasons of a show really make an impression on a person, so we couldn’t help but wonder what the legen-waitforit-dary Barney Stinson would think of Harris’ all-out performance as Hedwig.

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