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If there was any doubt that Neil Patrick Harris deserved to win Best Actor for his fearless performance in the Broadway staging of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the video below from last night's Tony Awards should sort that out.
Getting into character as a German transsexual fronting a rock band, NPH donned denim booty shorts, fishnets, and a flowing blond wig for his epic (okay, okay, legendary) performance of "Sugar Daddy" during the awards show. The actor belted his heart out, putting Mick Jagger to shame with his mic-stand moves, and dancing across the stage in a seriously intimidating pair of platform boots. He then skipped down the stairs into the audience — and that's when things got really interesting.
Taking audience participation to a intimate new level, Harris jumped up and over attendee Orlando Bloom, who watched helplessly as the star gyrated over his head.
Samuel L. Jackson was next to catch Hedwig's eye, causing him to rush over, yank off Jackson's glasses, and lick them seductively.
By song's end, Sting and Kevin Bacon had received their own lap dances and cuddles. To cap it all off, Harris finished his performance by sliding to the edge of the stage and luring partner David Burtka over for a steamy smooch.
Enjoy that Tony, Doogie. You earned it.