James Corden's Electrifying 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number Salutes The Magic Of Live Broadway

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  • Published on:  Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • James Corden celebrated the magic of live shows, with a brief interruption from Bryan Cranston, to open the 2019 Tony Awards. James was joined on stage by the casts of Ain't Too Proud, Tootsie, Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice, The Prom, Hadestown, and Kiss Me, Kate. Watch the 73rd Annual Tony Awards live on the West Coast at 8pm on CBS and CBS All Access, and stream the show on demand with CBS All Access.


  • Sunako Nakahara  18 days ago

    “That chubby dude from Into The Woods who played the baker.”

  • Kim Mouse  3 days ago

    Smithy from Gavin and Stacey!

  • Nagi Osman  12 days ago

    Lmao I love that!

  • Matt Krath  12 days ago

    The irony is that I'm enjoying this via YouTube 6 days later...

  • Lol

  • MisaoM  2 days ago

    lol yeah, to be fair this way a lot more people can enjoy it all over the world... and I'm sure it's not the same experienc e :)

  • Bobby Roach  10 days ago

    24,601 shows left on his queue... Les Mis reference!

  • Tyla Harrington  yesterday

    Love it! I have a shirt with just those numbers on it from when I saw it live! It was amazing❤️

  • Rob Klarmann  9 days ago

    James Corden had to work damn hard to get where he is today. This was an exceptional opening! Perhaps he could bring that same fun back to the Academy Awards. :)

  • Moe  3 days ago

    Too bad he can't fix the judges. Their picks are political; not based on merit.

  • Warner1929  16 days ago

    James rocked this. It's such an incredible opening. Seeing him close tears and smiling, you can see he poured his heart and soul into this.

  • tapdancerman  9 days ago

    @Essence Thomas Please stop repeating yourself all over the comments.

  • Essence Thomas  10 days ago

    YALL.....One girl told me i had *"low standards"* in the comments for sayin that james was a goood singer....and i said that "i was just complementing him for being a great singer for a late show host and i didnt mean to bother your little *"high"* standards..can u even sing?".......And im just over here thinking like, *BIHH* u can't hate because u prob cant sing ur ABC'S in the right tune...go sit down somewhere.

  • Khadija Shee  18 days ago

    "Do you want to be a presenter, or an actor, or a singer, or a comedian, or a host, or a dancer, or get into Broadway "James: YES,

  • Dennis Dippary  yesterday

    @Essence Thomas Not his first time performing live either. I produce a pageant as well as a Drag King troupe, and as a titleholder, I do perfom as well.

  • T C  6 days ago

    @Cat Monkey Wait you don't like Broadway shows?

  • Lisa Williams  16 days ago

    I teared up a little when he got the standing O. He did an excellent job!!!❤👏👏

  • Ember Cooke  9 days ago

    Color me cynical, but I think it's not a little bit because he was telling *that* audience exactly what they wanted to hear. Of course... I agree with it, so I'd be standing too. ;)

  • localhost  12 days ago

    @Harry Thorpe There is a giant screen/teleprompter on the back wall of the theater. You can see it in a couple of the NPH pieces where he goes into the audience.

  • Savvy Core  17 days ago

    Okay, I legit started tearing up at 9:49! He was so appreciated of the standing ovation.. you can tell he was so proud of himself ☺️☺️☺️☺️ it made my heart so happy

  • Essence Thomas  4 hours ago


  • Emily Krabill  6 days ago

    Savvy Core ayyy!

  • Flenif2247  17 days ago

    Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman and James Corden. THE trifecta. Mic drop!

  • Emily Krabill  10 days ago

    @A C4th But I do appreciate whenever credit is due,thank you for at least giving James some credit.

  • Emily Krabill  10 days ago

    @ismael1989 Thanks for letting me know,I appreciate the feedback.

  • Evaniya Thomas  16 days ago


  • Essence Thomas  13 days ago

    He was really awsome

  • Emily Krabill  15 days ago