Hugh Jackman will match Neil Patrick Harris' hosting record as he has been announced as the emcee for the 2014 Tony Awards for a fourth time.
Is Hugh Jackman the new Neil Patrick Harris?
The 'Wolverine' star will return to host the 68th Annual Tony Awards on CBS this June (8th).
The 45 year-old will take the helm of the theatre award ceremony for a fourth time, a feat only Neil Patrick Harris has matched.
Jackman hosted the Tony's for three consecutive years from 2003-05, and won an Emmy for his emceeing efforts in 2004, and earned another Emmy nomination for his 2005 performance.
The Aussi hunk, who has also hosted the prestigious Academy-Awards in 2009, announced the news via a video uploaded onto his Instagram account.
While talking directly to his fans, Jackman said, "I couldn't wait another minute. I wanted you to be the first to know." Adding, "This year, I am going to be hosting the Tony Awards."
"See you there!" he said, before blowing a kiss towards the camera.
Hugh also told his 3.7 million twitter followers the exciting news, as he posted, "Couldn't wait another minute...@TheTonyAwards @cbs_ #4thTime #Broadway #TheTonyAwards."
Couldn't wait another minute... rel="nofollow" @TheTonyAwards rel="nofollow" @cbs_ rel="nofollow" #4thTime rel="nofollow" #Broadway rel="nofollow" #TheTonyAwards rel="nofollow" http://t.co/9CVAjurg08 rel="nofollow" http://t.co/y5xAm4Fd7J— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) rel="nofollow" February 11, 2014
"We're thrilled to have Hugh Jackman return to host the Tony Awards," CBS Entertainment executive Jack Sussman said in a statement.
"Hugh is the ultimate performer-actor, singer and dancer-he does it all, second to none. He is a consummate entertainer and the one you want out there hosting your live television event."
Although Jackman is known for a storied career in film, the multi-talented entertainer is also a proven musical theatre actor and made his Broadway debut back in 2003, starring in 'The Boy from Oz'.
Jackman actually won a Tony award for his portrayal of Peter Allen, an Australian singer/song writer, in the hit musical, and has gone on to star in several other Broadway productions.