Neil Patrick Harris kisses his husband, dances with Sting at Tony Awards performance

The actor performed "Sugar Daddy" as Hedwig from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

By Prachi Gupta
Published June 9, 2014 2:11PM (EDT)

He may not have been the host this year, but Neil Patrick Harris managed to steal the spotlight at the 2014 Tony Awards anyway with a racy, provocative performance of "Sugar Daddy" from the Broadway musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Appearing alongside his "Hedwig" cast members, a high-heeled, flowy-haired Harris licked Samuel L. Jackson's glasses, gave Sting and Kevin Bacon lap dances and kissed his husband, David Burtka, for a night to remember:

Harris ended up winning lead actor in a musical for his role as Hedwig, earning his first Tony Award. At the podium, he exclaimed, "A year ago I was hosting the Tonys. This is crazy pants!" The musical, which began as a cult hit off-Broadway, was nominated for eight awards, won three, including best revival of a musical. Watch his acceptance speech below:

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