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 • 3 649

  • Usorth
    Usorth  46 minutes back

    Oh god, that Network reference was brilliant!

    • Kami The Lami
      Kami The Lami  2 hours back

      I really enjoy James Corden.. But I just don't like his Openings for the Tonys.. His looks Lazy next to Neil Patrick Harris's openings.

      • Evee Beardsworth
        Evee Beardsworth  2 hours back

        Anyone else just give their computer a standing ovation?

        • Essence Nicole
          Essence Nicole  2 hours back

          Okaaaaayyyyy!!!! Brava!!

          • Creative Life
            Creative Life  3 hours back

            Fabulous!! 🙌🏾

            • humitox
              humitox  3 hours back

              I was kinda hopping neil patric apears

              • Nancy Bryce
                Nancy Bryce  3 hours back

                Hes just great, it's that simple

                • JP Hacker
                  JP Hacker  6 hours back


                  • Ching-Hang Cheung
                    Ching-Hang Cheung  7 hours back

                    What a performance! Corden nails it once again.👊🏾

                    • William Lee
                      William Lee  8 hours back


                      • Brand
                        Brand  8 hours back

                        Oh my god that was amazing

                        • Elaine Guerra Collazo
                          Elaine Guerra Collazo  9 hours back

                          James U rocks!!!!

                          • Stuart Bright
                            Stuart Bright  9 hours back

                            only way to make it better, huge ack cor a line
                            will james have 3 doctors?

                            • Alisha Roberts
                              Alisha Roberts  9 hours back

                              I honestly expected go to start shouting at the end “OK EVERYBODY OFF GO NOW HURRY UP EVERYBODY GET OFF THE STAGE”

                              • Leonardo Talavera
                                Leonardo Talavera  11 hours back

                                I wish they would film 1 of the performances of an original Broadway show and sell that so that we poor folk could enjoy it.

                                • Sonia Colinot
                                  Sonia Colinot  11 hours back


                                  • 1212 Three
                                    1212 Three  13 hours back

                                    No one:
                                    Me: HOLY SHIT I CAN SEE ANDREW RANNELLS AT 8:38

                                    • PDZ1028
                                      PDZ1028  15 hours back

                                      James Corden is brilliant; he sings, he dances (that split!); his performance is pure pleasure! I'd love to know who wrote the lyrics to this stunning opening number.

                                      • Patrick Jenkins
                                        Patrick Jenkins  15 hours back

                                        🗿 Honestly, it's encouraging to see people who are SO OVERJOYED that they moved to the United States. That must be an AWESOME state of mind. 👏🙄 If only that sensation came in liquid or pill form....

                                        • Izzi Harris
                                          Izzi Harris  16 hours back

                                          He’s right Fleabag is really good

                                          • Jokeren9988
                                            Jokeren9988  23 hours back

                                            Even doh this was pretty good nothing beats Neil Patrick.

                                            • Del Cee
                                              Del Cee  23 hours back

                                              So good! Can't wait to watch it all on Amazon! ;-) tee hee!

                                              • Turtle on the sun
                                                Turtle on the sun  1 days back

                                                I know I'm gonna get a lot of hate but I didn't think it was that good.

                                                • chandre clarke
                                                  chandre clarke  1 days back

                                                  James makes me want to watch Broadway or any live show... Starting too love this guy more more

                                                  • Static CentreHalf
                                                    Static CentreHalf  1 days back

                                                    I'm sorry, I know he divides opinion but his talent is off the scale. From 'Gavin & Stacey" via his Sport/Comic Relief genius sketches to his show in the U.S. and now this. Oh, and a shit load of hard work to boot.

                                                    • T L
                                                      T L  1 days back

                                                      Woo old Greg, santino Fontana 💖

                                                      Also that girl from glee project? :0

                                                      • denny greeney
                                                        denny greeney  2 days back

                                                        Dude you freaken can beat down all the mean girls around you. you got it, just wipe your face and hit them in the boob. They go down every time. trust me.

                                                        • yourhypotheticalhusband

                                                          IS THAT CORBIN BLEU FROM JUMP IN!!!???

                                                          • Alberto Pompeo
                                                            Alberto Pompeo  2 days back


                                                            • TAMARAH PITTMAN
                                                              TAMARAH PITTMAN  2 days back

                                                              Not sure why, but literally time I watch this I get emotional! 😭 he did soooo well🎉

                                                              • Breno Bacci
                                                                Breno Bacci  2 days back

                                                                We should pay people to go to the theater, music concerts and sports events. I'm not kidding. Robots do our shit now. Theater tickets are expensive. Extremely good theater needs fairly bad local theater to make the best better, but most people don't have jobs or money to attend cultural events. What's the point of having great live entertainment if only a few privileged bastards can afford to experience them? It's the same thing that happened with Henry Ford about 100 years ago. I live in a medium-sized city that has at least 4 or 5 professional plays on 3 or 4 proper theaters going on every weekend. The price is 6 times as much as the movieplex, and I've been to neither in the past 5 years or so. I've loved cinema and arts since I was born, so is not like I don't want to go. The price is just prohibitive for regular people, even though I think the artists deserve every cent. Now if I want to buy a car, get married or have children, there's plenty of subsidy for that. For experiencing art and broadening my horizons, there's no incentive at all. This has to change, otherwise we're already on Brave New World days. And as a 'gray', I tell you we're not fucking happy. Thank Jah for TV, streaming and piratebay though. At least this non-live crap I can afford.

                                                                • eliza van Gerbig
                                                                  eliza van Gerbig  2 days back

                                                                  Oh James, You are irreplaceable as are all the theatre actors with you. BRAVO!

                                                                  • Pang Ren Tan
                                                                    Pang Ren Tan  2 days back

                                                                    hmm.... well maybe not game of thrones.

                                                                    • Ellen Ciompi
                                                                      Ellen Ciompi  2 days back

                                                                      Those dancers....legs for days, muscle & grace...the men lifting James Corden with ease, the ladies in 3" heels...and all with a smile, even while they're singing. Incredible.

                                                                      • Essence Thomas
                                                                        Essence Thomas  11 hours back

                                                                        Yes indeed

                                                                    • Alexis 9900
                                                                      Alexis 9900  2 days back

                                                                      How can anyone be so mean spirited and negative to give a thumbs down for this talented brilliant performance? Come on people!

                                                                    • Lynne G
                                                                      Lynne G  2 days back

                                                                      That was 10 minutes too long....

                                                                      • Olivia Tyndale
                                                                        Olivia Tyndale  2 days back

                                                                        omg I live for Brooks Ashmankas at 5:29!!

                                                                        • Mr. Luck
                                                                          Mr. Luck  2 days back

                                                                          He must have superhuman strength to get through ten minutes of singing and dancing.

                                                                          • The Dark Lab
                                                                            The Dark Lab  2 days back

                                                                            Good but Neil was better

                                                                            • Sarah Dickens
                                                                              Sarah Dickens  2 days back

                                                                              Smiffy has done well for himself!

                                                                              • Rosie Pfeffer
                                                                                Rosie Pfeffer  2 days back

                                                                                James' laugh at 9:50 I can't 😭💞

                                                                                • dt nyc
                                                                                  dt nyc  2 days back


                                                                                  • TD Cash
                                                                                    TD Cash  2 days back

                                                                                    Don't occupy my tinge with so called celebrities.. I have a real life

                                                                                    • Overnity
                                                                                      Overnity  2 days back

                                                                                      This is a Monumental Achievement and "LIVE" Jezze, this Man has more talent then God Gave Him! BRAVERY/TALENT/BALLS/ARTISTRY/ and a sense of fun that grown-ups and Kids alike can revel in... JC is the Modern CHARLIE CHAPLIN, NO KIDDING... there exists no other example... this performance would take most Actors half a lifetime to REHEARSE Let alone Actually DO... His place in our Hearts is very well Earned... I Love James Corden and I am a Man, am I gay?

                                                                                      • beth robb
                                                                                        beth robb  1 days back

                                                                                        Overnity James is outstanding, amazing, classy as hell, and has a big ❤️ the performance was great, I am happy you enjoyed it as I did!! P.S. whether you are Gay or not is your business, as long as you are Happy! 👍🏻🌈❤️

                                                                                    • Giulia Saporito
                                                                                      Giulia Saporito  2 days back

                                                                                      I got emotional at the end, he looked so happy

                                                                                      • Cj Low
                                                                                        Cj Low  2 days back


                                                                                        • INFOCOOL
                                                                                          INFOCOOL  2 days back

                                                                                          If we're honest, Corden's singing is pretty sad.

                                                                                          • Konstantinovich1
                                                                                            Konstantinovich1  2 days back

                                                                                            Needs voice training.