Neil Patrick Harris is an actor, producer, singer, comedian, and television host. He is known for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D. and for his role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. He has hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards. He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards. In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.