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 • 3 554

  • Stephanie Fairley
    Stephanie Fairley  32 minutes back

    AMAZING! I totally get it!

    • Bobby Roach
      Bobby Roach  33 minutes back

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

      • Anthony Patterson
        Anthony Patterson  2 hours back

        James corden multi talented...

        • KEEPINGIT100
          KEEPINGIT100  2 hours back


          • Laura Hurst
            Laura Hurst  5 hours back

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

            Write this on my tombstone

            • cataa mardones
              cataa mardones  6 hours back

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

              • Juliet Koi
                Juliet Koi  6 hours back

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

                • Hey Daton
                  Hey Daton  7 hours back

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

                  • Arty Zara
                    Arty Zara  8 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  12 hours 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  12 hours 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  13 hours back

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

                          • Essence Thomas
                            Essence Thomas  16 hours 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  19 hours 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  20 hours back

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

                                • Robyn Ruttenberg
                                  Robyn Ruttenberg  21 hours back

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

                                  • Ella Mariano
                                    Ella Mariano  22 hours back

                                    I almost cried omg james u did great

                                    • Practical Law Channel
                                      Practical Law Channel  22 hours back

                                      Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice!

                                      • Erica Riley
                                        Erica Riley  22 hours back

                                        Great performance.

                                        • ocd 12354
                                          ocd 12354  23 hours back

                                          Pretty good

                                          • Walter Mosca
                                            Walter Mosca  23 hours back

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

                                            • Becky Halvorsen
                                              Becky Halvorsen  23 hours back

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

                                              • Tee Mac
                                                Tee Mac  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                  • Mark Newman
                                                    Mark Newman  1 days back

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

                                                    • Adriana B.
                                                      Adriana B.  1 days back


                                                      • pam0626
                                                        pam0626  1 days back

                                                        I wish the Oscars were this relaxed.

                                                        • Joe Gamba
                                                          Joe Gamba  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                            • jennifer curtis
                                                              jennifer curtis  1 days back

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

                                                              • Bar Rez
                                                                Bar Rez  1 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  1 days back


                                                                  • enrique iglesias heartbeat

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

                                                                    • Reading is Magic! TV
                                                                      Reading is Magic! TV  1 days back

                                                                      Wow, James! You got through all those lyrics and choreography - what an opener!

                                                                      • Sue Allen
                                                                        Sue Allen  1 days back

                                                                        This was such a fantastic opening! Loved every second of it. James Corden you are MARVELOUS!!!!!

                                                                        • MS
                                                                          MS  1 days back

                                                                          OH GOD HE'S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CRAP.........BRING ME NEIL PATRICK ANY TIME INSTEAD !

                                                                          • M3 m3 m3
                                                                            M3 m3 m3  1 days back

                                                                            That was simply sensational!!!!

                                                                            • HiLucyHere
                                                                              HiLucyHere  1 days back


                                                                              • yeni toy
                                                                                yeni toy  1 days back

                                                                                DoDo I see Corbin Bleu???? At 6 min I see Corbin Bleu???? At 6 min

                                                                                • Kobina Mbeah
                                                                                  Kobina Mbeah  1 days back

                                                                                  I pray I have this Broadway and Tony's experience one day 😪💕❤️

                                                                                  • Sanfranshelley & Jolie

                                                                                    Awwww the ending was like," They like me, they really like me!" Sweet ✌️😍🤟

                                                                                    • Sanfranshelley & Jolie

                                                                                      That was nostalgically Fantastic! Ironic that I could only see it on youtube!

                                                                                      • BigJetPlane13
                                                                                        BigJetPlane13  1 days back

                                                                                        Damn James. That was fking awesome and epic!!!

                                                                                        • Edmund Singleton
                                                                                          Edmund Singleton  1 days back

                                                                                          Lately I’ve been very busy blogging about every subject
                                                                                          under the sun, I know to one who is not one, blogging can seem like taking only
                                                                                          a few minutes to post, in reality that is all it takes, not the weeks of prep,
                                                                                          research and thought that govern the most successful postings. So, its little
                                                                                          wonder I fell a little behind my DVR viewing from which I glean most of my posted
                                                                                          subjects. Finally, I got caught up to the CBS News Sunday Morning program to the
                                                                                          day of the Tony awards, that featured most subjects that was flavored with most
                                                                                          aspects of “show business”, like, acting, singing, wigging. make-up, dancing,
                                                                                          music and lyrics, directing, lighting, costuming, staging, writing, book
                                                                                          adaptation, and most importantly, “journalism”…

                                                                                          • krys meg
                                                                                            krys meg  2 days back

                                                                                            james was made for this <3

                                                                                            • Lofty Standards
                                                                                              Lofty Standards  2 days back

                                                                                              Electrifying? Really?... oookay...whatever u say....

                                                                                              • George Rady
                                                                                                George Rady  2 days back

                                                                                                Tony Awards... WHO CARES!!! As a guy who takes in at least five shows a year... WHO CARES ABOUT ACTORS VOTING AWARDS FOR THEMSELVES!?! Worse that the Oscars because it’s a much smaller audience.

                                                                                                How is this different from tech gurus voting themselves awards at the end of every year?

                                                                                                Or food services? Or Uber? Or Porn “stars”?

                                                                                                • deoo iopg
                                                                                                  deoo iopg  2 days back

                                                                                                  A CHORUS LINE