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Neil Patrick Harris named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals man of the year

FILE - In an April 22, 2013, file photo, actor Neil Patrick Harris poses for photos to promote the upcoming film

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FILE - In an April 22, 2013, file photo, actor Neil Patrick Harris poses for photos to promote the upcoming film "Smurfs 2", at the Summer of Sony 5 Edition photo call in Cancun, Mexico. Harris was named Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, as Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Neil Patrick Harris is everything Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals wants in its man of year.

He's an award-winning actor of stage, television and film, a singer and dancer, a repeat host of both the Emmy and Tony awards and a magician.

On Thursday, Harris was named the collegiate acting troupe's man of the year for his "lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment."

"With his enviable reputation as a host and showman, we look forward to hosting Mr. Harris for an entertaining and unforgettable evening to recognize his achievements," Hasty Pudding President Tony Oblen said.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, dating to the late 18th century. Harris will be given his pudding pot following a parade through Harvard Square and a roast scheduled for Feb. 7.

"I assume this is for that pudding wrestling competition I won last April ... right?" Harris said in a statement. "It was dark and seemed quite seedy at the time — I'm stoked that it's connected with Harvard. Fancy! Can't wait."

The Emmy Award-winning actor made his name on television as child doctor "Doogie Howser, M.D." and is more recently known for his role as the womanizing Barney in "How I Met Your Mother."

Harris has also appeared on stage and in film, including in the "Harold & Kumar" and "Smurfs" movies, and more recently mixed his love of magic and theatre in directing "Nothing to Hide," an unconventional magic show.

Last week, Helen Mirren was named Hasty Pudding woman of the year.

Previous winners include Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Anthony Hopkins.

Last year's winners were Marion Cotillard and Kiefer Sutherland.

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