"Not the shoe fairy - the fairy shoe person. It's quite a different connotation. I was asked by Sesame Street to be a part of a song and I just leapt at the opportunity. Jim Henson was the only person I ever wrote a fan letter to as a kid and I'm a wild fan of puppets and the Henson Company in general. They wrote a song, wanted me to sing it. There are all these different mythical characters this season. Sandra Oh plays another type of fairy that Abby Cadabra creates and so we got to do this big musical number with puppets and dancing. It was a great, great afternoon. It's one demographic that I have yet to win over."
Harris has been great since coming out publicly in 2006 (he had long been out and partnered in his personal and theater life). The long-time musical theater actor has really been flexing his musical chops lately as well. He has joined up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Josh Whedon to star in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, a rather insane musical web series that is a must watch for all you geek-types like me.
So keep singing, Neil Patrick Harris! We need more fairies like you in the world!