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 • 3 903

  • Musical Theater Lover
    Musical Theater Lover  6 hours back

    Alex Brightman is in character the whole time 😂 he’s staring into my soul

    • __naomi_ _
      __naomi_ _  2 days back

      9:39 you killed han solo

      *not cool bro*

      • Caroline Moore
        Caroline Moore  2 days back

        He’s so incredibly TALENTED

        • chlo-chlo
          chlo-chlo  2 days back


          • Ana _o
            Ana _o  2 days back

            Can't. Stop. Watching. This. But I ain't complaining🙃

            • sw7ng
              sw7ng  3 days back

              Neil Patrick Harris did it so much better. Watch the 2013 one people!

              • charlie Reynolds
                charlie Reynolds  3 days back

                Love how a rich guy is talking about how amazing live theatre is, we get is James but not everyone had a million dollars in their bank lol

                • Big Bulk
                  Big Bulk  3 days back

                  This seems like a warm up for NPH performance.

                  • Cara Grabowski
                    Cara Grabowski  4 days back

                    the way alex brightman stares at james when they’re walking off.

                    • Melanie S
                      Melanie S  5 days back

                      I love how so many broadway show actors participated in this like Prom and Hadestown and much more!! They all deserved a standing ovation

                      • flamboyant lad
                        flamboyant lad  5 days back

                        I think that the best way to make broadway available for more people is live streaming in movie theaters (like theater hd for example)

                        • Ben G
                          Ben G  7 days back

                          James memorized all that and performed it LIVE! WOW!

                          • milo usagi
                            milo usagi  1 weeks back

                            Peep my boy Alex in the back

                            • Alex Converse
                              Alex Converse  1 weeks back


                              • Disney Fan 626
                                Disney Fan 626  1 weeks back

                                *Beetlejuice cast walls on stage*
                                Crowd- *freaks the heck out*

                                • Tea Of The World
                                  Tea Of The World  1 weeks back

                                  Come back Brian!!!

                                  • Ms J
                                    Ms J  1 weeks back

                                    James Corden is so fucking cute, I want his babies

                                    • omg wth
                                      omg wth  1 weeks back

                                      Who is the white male dancer on the right (left of James Corden)? I remember he's been in almost all Tonys openning.

                                      • i need more wigs
                                        i need more wigs  2 weeks back

                                        during the group i'm just tryna pick out alex brightmans voice lmao

                                        • Ellie Smith
                                          Ellie Smith  2 weeks back

                                          This is literally copying andy sambergs

                                          • The great one
                                            The great one  2 weeks back

                                            At 9:57 was that Shia LaBeouf?

                                            • Kageyama Recordings
                                              Kageyama Recordings  2 weeks back

                                              Entertainers on all levels are so useless.
                                              But let the mesmerized masses on all levels justify their bullshit lives.
                                              And that is all of you!!!

                                              • just call me Jess z
                                                just call me Jess z  2 weeks back

                                                He i's super impressive

                                                • just call me Jess z
                                                  just call me Jess z  2 weeks back

                                                  The thumbnail pic looks like lisa rinna

                                                  • Raika Parzella
                                                    Raika Parzella  2 weeks back

                                                    He looks so proud and it makes me so happy!

                                                    • Black__Jack
                                                      Black__Jack  2 weeks back

                                                      This is just so damn cool. And hello from germany. :) I really need to get to Broadway <3

                                                      • Schümit Dey
                                                        Schümit Dey  2 weeks back

                                                        Very Good done, James Corden👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

                                                        • yellsesow
                                                          yellsesow  2 weeks back

                                                          Amazing. Dancing and singing for 10min. Absolutely amazing. Speechless.

                                                          • Barbara Elizabeth Jones

                                                            Brilliant !

                                                            • harmony smith
                                                              harmony smith  2 weeks back

                                                              Beetlejuice marching in the background was just the best thing ever

                                                              • natalie c
                                                                natalie c  2 weeks back

                                                                the beetlejuice cast needed more screen time just saying 💁‍♀️

                                                                • Andrew Casinio
                                                                  Andrew Casinio  2 weeks back

                                                                  Lea Salonga as host for Tony Awards! 😙

                                                                  • Mike taerte
                                                                    Mike taerte  2 weeks back

                                                                    Just bringing more people to dance isn't an achievement. If James did bike sprint for 3 months to prior to this. His transformation shock would be enough. Fat Corden is Fat

                                                                    • -F r a n k i e - R o s e-

                                                                      He went from hosting the tonys
                                                                      *the fricking CaTs MoViE*

                                                                      • nightshade1621
                                                                        nightshade1621  2 weeks back

                                                                        Where the hell they came from?

                                                                        • Joe Cossidenti
                                                                          Joe Cossidenti  2 weeks back

                                                                          Terrible ...sounds flat

                                                                          • Matthew Smith
                                                                            Matthew Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                            I respect your opinion but you should also understand that he's not trained in singing and tried his best to do it so give him credit for that

                                                                        • Noémia Pereira
                                                                          Noémia Pereira  2 weeks back

                                                                          This is an imitation of neil patrick former opening and comes short...

                                                                          • Nguyễn Đỗ Minh Khương

                                                                            Respect for this guy but the shadow of NPH so big that it made this performance look like a bad copy of Tony Award opening 2013.

                                                                            • Inês Machado Casamentos

                                                                              I felt that

                                                                              • Scarlett Roger
                                                                                Scarlett Roger  2 weeks back

                                                                                He’s come along way from Boyz Unlimited, which I loved. Good for you James🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

                                                                                • melady swan
                                                                                  melady swan  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I still see Bryan Cranston as Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, and hopefully I'm not the only one! ;-)

                                                                                  • Michael Reneau
                                                                                    Michael Reneau  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Just plain terrible, what wingnut. 👎

                                                                                    • brentoncoll
                                                                                      brentoncoll  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Chubby Neil Patrick Harris Doing His Best.

                                                                                      • Ophelia Is My Name
                                                                                        Ophelia Is My Name  3 weeks back

                                                                                        To quote Emily Blunt "don't plug your own thing"

                                                                                        • Jennifer Daun
                                                                                          Jennifer Daun  3 weeks back

                                                                                          09:39 Who brought back Oscar Wilde from the dead?

                                                                                          • lady haylo
                                                                                            lady haylo  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Glad I can now see it as it was meant, the audio during the initial broadcast was horrendous!!

                                                                                            • Rakurai999
                                                                                              Rakurai999  3 weeks back

                                                                                              that looks like the world's most uncomfortable couch...

                                                                                              • Lisa's life
                                                                                                Lisa's life  3 weeks back

                                                                                                The entire performance I was looking for black and white stripes and green hair because I’m here for beetlejuice