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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?




I can honestly say they have been excellent role models for my partner and me. I love them!

They are excellent role models for young gay men. WTG, guys!

Very classy!  Their relationship is on solid ground!

Class act, both of them!

You two are so awesome and Neil your from mine and my partners home town. Albuquerque NM.

I love to hear it but I'm so jealous of it, its been 10 years now since I lost my husband of 10 years..remember to love each other everyday and never take each other for granted.hope you know how lucky the two of you are.

A beautiful love story. 

Doogie got class!

I love them, such a great couple:))

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I LOVE these two :-)

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