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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  • William Lee
    William Lee  13 minutes back


    • Brand
      Brand  24 minutes back

      Oh my god that was amazing

      • Elaine Guerra Collazo
        Elaine Guerra Collazo  1 hours back

        James U rocks!!!!

        • Stuart Bright
          Stuart Bright  2 hours back

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

          • Alisha Roberts
            Alisha Roberts  2 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  3 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  3 hours back


                • 1212 Three
                  1212 Three  6 hours back

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

                  • PDZ1028
                    PDZ1028  7 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  7 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 liquor or pill form....

                      • Izzi Harris
                        Izzi Harris  8 hours back

                        He’s right Fleabag is really good

                        • Jokeren9988
                          Jokeren9988  16 hours back

                          Even doh this was pretty good nothing beats Neil Patrick.

                          • Del Cee
                            Del Cee  16 hours back

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

                            • Turtle on the sun
                              Turtle on the sun  20 hours back

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

                              • chandre clarke
                                chandre clarke  20 hours 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  1 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  1 days back


                                          • TAMARAH PITTMAN
                                            TAMARAH PITTMAN  1 days back

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

                                            • Breno Bacci
                                              Breno Bacci  1 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  4 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.

                                                                          • Perry Cooke
                                                                            Perry Cooke  2 days back

                                                                            the voice really isn't there but the attitude is!

                                                                            • Bea Panda
                                                                              Bea Panda  2 days back


                                                                              • Luisa Yeomans
                                                                                Luisa Yeomans  2 days back

                                                                                James! you are awesome!! *And of course the people in the team behind you are awesome too.

                                                                                • Rob Klarmann
                                                                                  Rob Klarmann  2 days back

                                                                                  James Corden had to work damn hard to get where he is today. This was an exceptional opening! Perhaps he could bring that same fun back to the Academy Awards. :)

                                                                                  • Scrosseh
                                                                                    Scrosseh  2 days back

                                                                                    This was awesome 😂

                                                                                    • Salar Khan
                                                                                      Salar Khan  2 days back

                                                                                      The cuts undermined his message a bit

                                                                                      • Tremain Bowman
                                                                                        Tremain Bowman  2 days back

                                                                                        Bruh! The show stopping opener...! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

                                                                                        • Tavio Co
                                                                                          Tavio Co  2 days back

                                                                                          Brilliance & talent 🔥 🔥

                                                                                          • Princess Lollypop
                                                                                            Princess Lollypop  2 days back

                                                                                            James has to host the oscars