06/07/2012 01:57 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Neil Patrick Harris On 'The Colbert Report': Actor Talks Tony Awards And Playing A Straight Character

Neil Patrick Harris dropped by "The Colbert Report" this week ahead of his Tony Awards hosting gig to chat with his pal Stephen Colbert about Broadway theater as well as his "convincing" turn as a straight man on "How I Met Your Mother."

"I find you a threat, because you're the classic triple threat: you're an actor-singer-dancer," Colbert jokes. "But you're also the biggest threat of all, you're a gay person I like. Your threat is that you make being gay not seem threatening!"

As evidenced by the above video, the rapport between Harris and Colbert, who co-starred in an acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" at New York's Lincoln Center in 2011, is immediate.

After chatting about Harris' forthcoming Tony Awards hosting gig, Colbert praised the actor's role on "How I Met Your Mother," calling him "very, very convincing as a straight guy."

Check out the Tony Award nominees below: