Cranston got his Tony first, picking up his first theater award for playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in “All the Way.” He noted his theater experience was sort of limited — his first live production was the second act of “Hair.”
Harris’ award came much later in the ceremony — after an electrifying performance with the “Hedwig” cast and a trip through the audience (including a kiss for David Burtka).
“I share this with you … But not really,” Harris told his “Hedwig” band, later noting that it was his parents’ anniversary.
Despite these big wins for theatrical work, both Harris and Cranston remain better-known for their TV performances. In addition to his Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” work, Cranston also starred in “Malcolm in the Middle.” Harris, meanwhile, just finished “How I Met Your Mother” years after leaping to fame in “Doogie Howser MD.”