Watch Neil Patrick Harris Wrap Up Tony Awards With a Rap Recap!

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Jun. 13 2011, Published 10:46 a.m. ET

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Neil Patrick Harris was spot-on last night as master of ceremonies for the 2011 Tony Awards! The host kept the audience amused as he sang, danced and battled it out with Hugh Jackman. He also closed out the Tonys with an impressive two-minute rap recap of all the night's festivities!


But as he was busy hosting the annual award show celebrating the world of theater, he did not write the rap.

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In the Heights collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail wrote the clever tune during the ceremony!

"I write really fast," Miranda told the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog.“It was Neil’s idea, he is fearless, and he pulled it out."

Watch the rap recap below!

Catch the full transcript of the rap, via New York Magazine, below.

We straightened things out in the opening number; Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey took home awards for their hilarious performances in The Normal Heart.

Daniel Radcliffe kicked some butt and we were so elated

Even Vodemort was sad he wasn't nominated

Norbert Leo Butz sang and danced and tried to catch you, comin' atchu

Chasing Trey and Casey cause they nabbed a Tony statue

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Commencing in the Chattanooga station

from the grand imagination

of the Kander-Ebb collaboration

It takes a lot for a recipient to humble me

But everybody cried for gorgeous Nikki James, the bumblebee

Andrew Rannells sang "I Believe" and he landed it

So well now he's Mitt Romney's VP candidate

All across the country from the North and to the South

Are saying "Brooke's a hottie with a crazy potty mouth"

John Larroquette brought an elegant mood to the room

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I'm still imagining him at home in his Fruit of the Looms

Spider-man and Mary-Jane gave us perspective here

They sang a ballad; we didn't need our protective gear

Patina Miller's nuns sang "Raise Your Voice" with cheer

And Memphis is relentless, they're performing every year

The Normal Heart won, Larry Kramer made us weep

And War Horse dazzled us with a theatrical sweep

Sutton Foster never lost her knack for talking smack and tapping a full-on assault attack,

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I'm awesome, Hugh Jackman take that

Go ahead and roll the credits if you need to,

I'm out of control, I'm on a roll, this is my Tonys speed through

Anything Goes took the best revival prize in stride

We didn't see it, we were singing "Side by Side by Side"

McDormand loves her job, Sutton Foster won again

Paul Schaffer sang and suddenly it started raining men

Mark Rylance runs at fences, he's won the Tony twice

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That guy can do it all, his follow-up is Fanny Bryce

Norbert Butz and Mormon swept the floor, won even more awards than War Horse

Par for the course, someone get a car for the horse

And in the final analysis what survives tonight?

Theater, because it's what we live

We're changing some lives tonight

And theater thrives because we live to give it, so to speak

This isn't reality TV, this is eight shows a week

Every chorus member that you saw tonight tappin'

Had to make miracles happen

For a chance to see you clappin'

And applauding in the audience

What's next? Who knows

Anything goes

Now go see a mother mumbled-ing Broadway show


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