Q: Does Neil Patrick Harris sing the theme for "A Series of Unfortunate Events"?

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Much like his character, Count Olaf, in the sort-of children's series "A Series of Unfortunate Events," Neil Patrick Harris is a multi-talented master thespian. That means he's a singer as well as an actor, as you can tell when you hear him do the show's theme.

It makes practical sense to get the show's star to do the theme in this case, because it changes repeatedly as the plot advances. 

It also makes sense to get Harris to do your music if you can because he's so darn good at it. He won a Tony Award in 2014 for his lead in the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and he seems to try to sneak songs in every other chance he gets, whether it's on his short-lived talk show "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris" in 2015, his recurring voice gig in the proper kids show "The Penguins of Madagascar," or his musical numbers during the various awards shows he's hosted (the Oscars, the Tonys and more).

Fortunately for fans of his acting, we don't have to worry about him giving up the stage and screen for a music career. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he called the life of a professional musician "a crappy gig," adding, "I need a bit of a narrative structure to my singing." 


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