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Tonys: Neil Patrick Harris Ends Show With a Rap Number (Video)

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Neil Patrick Harris and Audra McDonald

The host performs his own version of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind."

Neil Patrick Harris disappointed the Tonys audience when he said at the end of the live broadcast that there was no time for a final musical number.

Turns out, the host was only kidding.

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As Harris did at the 2011 Tonys, the How I Met Your Mother star closed out the show with a rap spotlighting the night's biggest moments, this time set to the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys collaboration "Empire State of Mind." (In 2011, he rapped a cappella.)

Audra McDonald performed the rap alongside Harris.

The host also opened the awards show, which aired live on CBS (with a tape delay on the West Coast), with a big song-and-dance number that featured a cameo by Mike Tyson.

Harris returns as host of the Primetime Emmy Awards later this year.

Watch his closing rap from Sunday night's show below:

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