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

  • Published: 10 June 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.
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Comments • 3 576

  • Perry Cooke
    Perry Cooke  3 hours back

    the voice really isn't there but the attitude is!

    • Bea Panda
      Bea Panda  3 hours back


      • Luisa Yeomans
        Luisa Yeomans  3 hours back

        James! you are awesome!! *And of course the people in the team behind you are awesome too.

        • Rob Klarmann
          Rob Klarmann  4 hours back

          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. :)

          • Scrosseh
            Scrosseh  4 hours back

            This was awesome 😂

            • Salar Khan
              Salar Khan  5 hours back

              The cuts undermined his message a bit

              • Tremain Bowman
                Tremain Bowman  6 hours back

                Bruh! The show stopping opener...! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

                • Tavio Co
                  Tavio Co  7 hours back

                  Brilliance & talent 🔥 🔥

                  • Princess Lollypop
                    Princess Lollypop  8 hours back

                    James has to host the oscars

                    • Monica Browne
                      Monica Browne  9 hours back

                      That was absolutely brilliant😃😃😃🌸🌸🌸Well done James and Company ☺️☺️☺️

                      • Kurtis Blow
                        Kurtis Blow  10 hours back

                        Does James Corden even do Keto?

                        • Catherine Catherine
                          Catherine Catherine  10 hours back

                          This just made me want to watch a Broadway show. I wish I can get a chance. It's awesome!

                          • Gibson White
                            Gibson White  13 hours back

                            Truly, Broadway dancers steal the show for me. They are amazing!

                          • EverythingisEverything
                            EverythingisEverything  13 hours back

                            this is corny

                            • Corgenia Salas
                              Corgenia Salas  15 hours back

                              That was awesome!!!!!

                              • Stephanie Fairley
                                Stephanie Fairley  15 hours back

                                AMAZING! I totally get it!

                                • Bobby Roach
                                  Bobby Roach  15 hours back

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

                                  • Anthony Patterson
                                    Anthony Patterson  16 hours back

                                    James corden multi talented...

                                    • KEEPINGIT100
                                      KEEPINGIT100  17 hours back

                                      WOW, IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. JAMES GORDAN PERFORMANCE WAS AWESOME.

                                      • Laura Hurst
                                        Laura Hurst  20 hours back

                                        “8 times a week we go GAY to The Prom!”

                                        Write this on my tombstone

                                        • cataa mardones
                                          cataa mardones  20 hours back

                                          I love this. He's great! This opening is great!

                                          • Juliet Koi
                                            Juliet Koi  21 hours back

                                            The dedication, sacrifice, commitment. Mahn. 👏👏..inspiring!!

                                            • Hey Daton
                                              Hey Daton  22 hours back

                                              James Corden I fucking love you with all my heart ❤️😍

                                              • Arty Zara
                                                Arty Zara  23 hours back

                                                This year had the lowest rating in the history of the Tony Awards :( It just makes me so sad that people put all this effort into the ceremony and don't get back what they deserve

                                                • Paula Marie
                                                  Paula Marie  1 days back

                                                  James, Thank you for that awesome performance and especially for including a dancer that uses a wheelchair. My son was in a wheelchair since being born with a birth defect. We were told at his birth to treat him as if he had no physical disability. When people with disabilities are included in things this makes it so much easier. Because of people like you this was possible. Thank you

                                                  • Amir Mullick
                                                    Amir Mullick  1 days back

                                                    9:38 I stopped. I felt emotional and shed a tear. Your achievements are remarkable. You have worked hard and stayed humble. You are a gem of a human and I am so very happy for you. Great work man.

                                                    • Courtney Bell
                                                      Courtney Bell  1 days back

                                                      I think that the "break" was actually pragmatic! Dang!!

                                                      • Essence Thomas
                                                        Essence Thomas  1 days back

                                                        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.

                                                      • Lily Gazou
                                                        Lily Gazou  1 days back

                                                        I just got home from the Fifth Ave Theater in Seattle— I forgot how great a live performance can be. After the show, you can stay for a question and answer session with the performers.

                                                        • Victoria Theodore
                                                          Victoria Theodore  1 days back

                                                          That was sooooo fun!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I see you #katherineroarty !!!

                                                          • Robyn Ruttenberg
                                                            Robyn Ruttenberg  1 days back

                                                            who is the person wearing the gold and white glasses at 9:57?

                                                            • Ella Mariano
                                                              Ella Mariano  2 days back

                                                              I almost cried omg james u did great

                                                              • Practical Law Channel
                                                                Practical Law Channel  2 days back

                                                                Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice!

                                                                • Erica Riley
                                                                  Erica Riley  2 days back

                                                                  Great performance.

                                                                  • ocd 12354
                                                                    ocd 12354  2 days back

                                                                    Pretty good

                                                                    • Walter Mosca
                                                                      Walter Mosca  2 days back

                                                                      Great performances ....live theatre live music Live life great

                                                                      • Becky Halvorsen
                                                                        Becky Halvorsen  2 days back

                                                                        I was busy seeing a live show at the same time this was happening down the street!

                                                                        • Tee Mac
                                                                          Tee Mac  2 days back

                                                                          Well deserving of the ovation. He is such a talent! If I'm being honest though, it lacked the complete cheekiness of Neil Patrick Harris. Sorry James Corden x

                                                                          • Belle Marini
                                                                            Belle Marini  2 days back

                                                                            He's so talented and he's really cute....

                                                                            • Mark Newman
                                                                              Mark Newman  2 days back

                                                                              Nailed. The. Absolute. Bejesus. Out. Of. That. Wow. X

                                                                              • Adriana B.
                                                                                Adriana B.  2 days back


                                                                                • pam0626
                                                                                  pam0626  2 days back

                                                                                  I wish the Oscars were this relaxed.

                                                                                  • Joe Gamba
                                                                                    Joe Gamba  2 days back

                                                                                    The BEST.....the BEST.....I'm 77 y.o. and laughing my ass off. This was the highlight of my day....Thank you both so much. I agree with another commenter.....have Lance tell some double entendre jokes...PLEASE?

                                                                                    • Scarlett Witch
                                                                                      Scarlett Witch  2 days back

                                                                                      Omg I'm tearing up..... Like him🤣😂😐

                                                                                      • jennifer curtis
                                                                                        jennifer curtis  2 days back

                                                                                        On boring....Narcissistic James AGAIN!!!over the top, repeated comedy...

                                                                                        • Bar Rez
                                                                                          Bar Rez  2 days back

                                                                                          I got emotional in the end when James finally got therespect admiration and gratitude from the audience.
                                                                                          He is Broadway's greatest ambassador!
                                                                                          People need to see his talent and encouragement of theater inspiring so many. If hed loseweight he'd be on every magazine cover and tv show but, image is everything in this business and he is overlooked and under-rated.
                                                                                          His smile lights up a room.

                                                                                          • Chris Tenzis
                                                                                            Chris Tenzis  2 days back


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                                                                                              "I Love you, did I ever tell ya?
                                                                                              You make it Better like that.. "