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

  • Published on:  6/9/2019
  • 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.


  • Khadija Shee  10 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,

  • Essence Thomas yesterday

    @Dennis Dippary didn't say it was his first time hosting....i said its his first time performing live. Btw, are you in a theater group, dobu preform??

  • Dennis Dippary yesterday

    @Essence Thomas Oh yeah.. he has a lyricist, composer, arranger, and director. And their job is to please people, which is why its not a slight on JC specifically. Just curious, as a poing of reference - are you a theater person or a theater fan?

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

  • Matt Krath 3 days ago

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

  • Ember Cooke 6 hours ago

    That was indeed my first thought! XD

  • Milli Denney 8 hours ago

    9 days later... Love it!

  • Giuseppina Sanger 9 days ago

    Wow, the amount of work that went into his performing that opening number is incredible. He is not only talented, but obviously so hard working and dedicated. Hats off to him!!

  • Lisa Williams 8 days ago

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

  • Ember Cooke 6 hours 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 3 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.

  • azeho3536 10 days ago

    Missed opportunity: Bryan running back to his seat and asked “what did i miss?”

  • Alyssa the Beautie 6 hours ago

    I've been in the girls bathroom meeting a lot of different ladies.

  • Alan Letford 3 days ago


  • Warner1929 8 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 18 hours ago

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

  • Essence Thomas yesterday

    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.

  • Savvy Core 9 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

  • Alan Letford 3 days ago


  • Savvy Core 6 days ago

    Emily Krabill 100% AGREE!!

  • Evaniya Thomas 8 days ago


  • Essence Thomas 4 days ago

    He was really awsome

  • Emily Krabill 6 days ago


  • Evaniya Thomas 8 days ago

    "I'm bloated as hell and I can't take it anymore!!!" LMAOOOOOOO I WHEEZED SO HARD

  • Essence Thomas 2 days ago


  • Aru_ 5 days ago

    Me right now. xD