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 • 3 561

  • Kurtis Blow
    Kurtis Blow  5 minutes back

    Does James Corden even do Keto?

    • Catherine Catherine
      Catherine Catherine  30 minutes 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  3 hours back

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

      • EverythingisEverything
        EverythingisEverything  3 hours back

        this is corny

        • Corgenia Salas
          Corgenia Salas  5 hours back

          That was awesome!!!!!

          • Stephanie Fairley
            Stephanie Fairley  6 hours back

            AMAZING! I totally get it!

            • Bobby Roach
              Bobby Roach  6 hours back

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

              • Anthony Patterson
                Anthony Patterson  7 hours back

                James corden multi talented...

                • KEEPINGIT100
                  KEEPINGIT100  7 hours back


                  • Laura Hurst
                    Laura Hurst  10 hours back

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

                    Write this on my tombstone

                    • cataa mardones
                      cataa mardones  11 hours back

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

                      • Juliet Koi
                        Juliet Koi  11 hours back

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

                        • Hey Daton
                          Hey Daton  13 hours back

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

                          • Arty Zara
                            Arty Zara  13 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  17 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  17 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  18 hours back

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

                                  • Essence Thomas
                                    Essence Thomas  21 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  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  1 days back

                                            I almost cried omg james u did great

                                            • Practical Law Channel
                                              Practical Law Channel  1 days back

                                              Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice!

                                              • Erica Riley
                                                Erica Riley  1 days back

                                                Great performance.

                                                • ocd 12354
                                                  ocd 12354  1 days back

                                                  Pretty good

                                                  • Walter Mosca
                                                    Walter Mosca  1 days back

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

                                                    • Becky Halvorsen
                                                      Becky Halvorsen  1 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                                              • Sue Allen
                                                                                Sue Allen  2 days back

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

                                                                                • MS
                                                                                  MS  2 days back

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

                                                                                  • M3 m3 m3
                                                                                    M3 m3 m3  2 days back

                                                                                    That was simply sensational!!!!

                                                                                    • HiLucyHere
                                                                                      HiLucyHere  2 days back


                                                                                      • yeni toy
                                                                                        yeni toy  2 days back

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

                                                                                        • Kobina Mbeah
                                                                                          Kobina Mbeah  2 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  2 days back

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