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Neil Patrick Harris Debuts Shaved Head at 2016 Tony Awards: See the Dramatic New Look!

by Rachel McRady 5:52 AM PDT, June 13, 2016
Playing Neil Patrick Harris Debuts Shaved Head at 2016 Tony Awards: See the Dramatic New Look!

Where better to debut a dramatic new hairstyle than at a night honoring theater? Tony Awards staple Neil Patrick Harris stepped out on Sunday night looking drastically different with his newly shaved head.

Harris could have been sporting the new look for his upcoming role as Count Olaf in Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation. In fact, in mid-May, Harris took a photo with Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda wearing a hat.

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“It hides my Olafiness,” he tweeted at the time.

The former Tonys host attended the event with his husband, David Burtka, and presented the award for Best Actor in a Musical to Hamilton stand-out Leslie Odom Jr.

Prior to the annual awards show, Harris tweeted, “So honored to have been a part of the @TonyAwards2016 and @HamiltonMusical’s historic night. Great to be in the room where it happened.”

The show took place hours after a horrific shooting in Orlando in which a gunman targeted the gay nightclub Pulse, taking 50 innocent lives.

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As a noted member of the LGBT community, Harris tweeted his condolences following the shooting.

“The tragedy in Orlando is just beyond sad,” he wrote. “My deepest regrets to all those suffering. There are no words that suffice. I’m…stunned.”

For more celebrity reactions to the Orlando shooting, watch ET’s video from the Tony Awards below.

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