Neil Patrick Harris Delivers Sweet Tribute To Fiancé David Burtka At Drama Desk Awards
Tony award nominee Neil Patrick Harris received the Drama Desk Award on Sunday for Best Actor in a Musical for his leading role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but it was his sweet tribute to fiancé and performer David Burtka that was worthy of real applause.
While accepting his award, NPH said:
“Lastly, I’d like to thank David Burtka, my fiancé. We’ve been together for over ten years and when we first met I was doing a show, Cabaret, and he was Tulsa in Gypsy. We were both doing shows at the same time and my path has led us mostly to Los Angeles and it has sort of uprooted him from what he had been doing.
"So, thank you so much for your love and for your patience and your sacrifice in all that you do. And I can’t wait for the opportunity soon when these roles get to be reversed and I get to cheer you on up here doing what you do so well.”
With Harris's continually booming career, not to mention raising two children, it's certain that Burtka's had to make some sacrifices with regards to his own goals as a performer. We like that NPH acknowledged him for that and we look forward to seeing Burtka back on stage as well!
What did you think of Harris's comments, Instincters?