06/18/2013 at 07:00 AM EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
has already lined up his next high-profile gig once the series finale of How I Met Your Mother
airs later this year – he's Broadway-bound.
The singing and dancing triple threat, who hosted the Tony Awards for the fourth time
on June 9 (to great reviews), is set to don a wig, dress and high heels for his role as a German transgender rock singer in spring 2014's first Broadway production of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch
, which features a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask.
"I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig's high heels," Harris said in a statement
On the talk-show circuit before the Tonys (which he also produced), Harris, who turned 40 last weekend
, also said he is looking forward to moving New York with his partner, David Burtka, and their 2-year-old twins
, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.
"We think it's important that our kids develop an accent," he deadpanned with
Jimmy Fallon earlier this month.