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Denise Warner
June 09, 2013 AT 12:00 PM EDT

In his opening Tony Awards number, Neil Patrick Harris wasted no time dishing out a few jabs.

“I wouldn’t be here if someone else hadn’t passed on hosting. So special thanks to Shia LaBeouf for this opportunity,” Harris joked — a nod to LaBeouf dropping out of his Broadway gig Orphans.

But the biggest laugh of his act came when Harris took on a popular stage musical turned movie.

“Can I have my ‘Tom Hooper Les Miz closeup’ please?” he asked. “On Broadway we don’t need extreme closeups to prove we’re singing live.”

Watch it below and don’t miss Mike Tyson’s cameo:

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