Tony Awards highlights, onstage and off

If you were out and about enjoying the fabulous weather Sunday night instead of watching the Tony Awards, well, you're forgiven.

But there's nothing stopping you from taking a moment to enjoy some of the finest moments of the ceremony, featuring the amazing talents of Neil Patrick Harris, who started the evening making sure everyone knew just how welcome they were:

Throughout the evening Harris entertained the audience by wowing them at their own business, including a lovingly competitive duo with Hugh Jackman.

Meanwhile, backstage, writers were working like crazy to create a rap of all the evening's events, with Harris checking in during commercial breaks:

And here are the results of their work:

Talk about live theater!

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