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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  • Lily Gazou
    Lily Gazou  60 minutes 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  2 hours back

      That was sooooo fun!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I see you #katherineroarty !!!

      • Robyn Ruttenberg
        Robyn Ruttenberg  2 hours back

        who is the person wearing the gold and white glasses at 9:57?

        • Ella Mariano
          Ella Mariano  4 hours back

          I almost cried omg james u did great

          • Practical Law Channel
            Practical Law Channel  4 hours back

            Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice!

            • Erica Riley
              Erica Riley  4 hours back

              Great performance.

              • ocd 12354
                ocd 12354  4 hours back

                Pretty good

                • Walter Mosca
                  Walter Mosca  4 hours back

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

                  • Becky Halvorsen
                    Becky Halvorsen  5 hours back

                    I was busy seeing a live show at the same time this was happening down the street!

                    • Tee Mac
                      Tee Mac  6 hours 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  6 hours back

                        He's so talented and he's really cute....

                        • Mark Newman
                          Mark Newman  7 hours back

                          Nailed. The. Absolute. Bejesus. Out. Of. That. Wow. X

                          • Adriana B.
                            Adriana B.  7 hours back


                            • pam0626
                              pam0626  8 hours back

                              I wish the Oscars were this relaxed.

                              • Joe Gamba
                                Joe Gamba  9 hours 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  11 hours back

                                  Omg I'm tearing up..... Like him🤣😂😐

                                  • jennifer curtis
                                    jennifer curtis  11 hours back

                                    On boring....Narcissistic James AGAIN!!!over the top, repeated comedy...

                                    • Bar Rez
                                      Bar Rez  11 hours 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  12 hours 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  14 hours back

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

                                            • Sue Allen
                                              Sue Allen  14 hours back

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

                                              • MS
                                                MS  15 hours back

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

                                                • M3 m3 m3
                                                  M3 m3 m3  15 hours back

                                                  That was simply sensational!!!!

                                                  • HiLucyHere
                                                    HiLucyHere  16 hours back


                                                    • yeni toy
                                                      yeni toy  16 hours back

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

                                                      • Kobina Mbeah
                                                        Kobina Mbeah  16 hours back

                                                        I pray I have this Broadway and Tony's experience one day 😪💕❤️

                                                        • Sanfranshelley & Jolie
                                                          Sanfranshelley & Jolie  16 hours back

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

                                                          • Sanfranshelley & Jolie
                                                            Sanfranshelley & Jolie  17 hours back

                                                            That was nostalgically Fantastic! Ironic that I could only see it on youtube!

                                                            • BigJetPlane13
                                                              BigJetPlane13  17 hours back

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

                                                              • Edmund Singleton
                                                                Edmund Singleton  17 hours back

                                                                Lately I’ve been very busy blogging about every subject
                                                                under the sun, I know to one who is not one, blogging can seem like taking only
                                                                a few minutes to post, in reality that is all it takes, not the weeks of prep,
                                                                research and thought that govern the most successful postings. So, its little
                                                                wonder I fell a little behind my DVR viewing from which I glean most of my posted
                                                                subjects. Finally, I got caught up to the CBS News Sunday Morning program to the
                                                                day of the Tony awards, that featured most subjects that was flavored with most
                                                                aspects of “show business”, like, acting, singing, wigging. make-up, dancing,
                                                                music and lyrics, directing, lighting, costuming, staging, writing, book
                                                                adaptation, and most importantly, “journalism”…

                                                                • krys meg
                                                                  krys meg  18 hours back

                                                                  james was made for this <3

                                                                  • Lofty Standards
                                                                    Lofty Standards  19 hours back

                                                                    Electrifying? Really?... oookay...whatever u say....

                                                                    • George Rady
                                                                      George Rady  19 hours back

                                                                      Tony Awards... WHO CARES!!! As a guy who takes in at least five shows a year... WHO CARES ABOUT ACTORS VOTING AWARDS FOR THEMSELVES!?! Worse that the Oscars because it’s a much smaller audience.

                                                                      How is this different from tech gurus voting themselves awards at the end of every year?

                                                                      Or food services? Or Uber? Or Porn “stars”?

                                                                      • deoo iopg
                                                                        deoo iopg  20 hours back

                                                                        A CHORUS LINE

                                                                        • CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN
                                                                          CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN  21 hours back

                                                                          I miss Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman hosting, I do love James but they are better.

                                                                          • Ian dlV
                                                                            Ian dlV  23 hours back

                                                                            Bloody Hell, what a performance. James Cordon was brilliant. An all round performer.

                                                                            • joeh tom
                                                                              joeh tom  24 hours back

                                                                              James is amazing but tbh no one can top neil patrick harris

                                                                              • PoppyCorn144
                                                                                PoppyCorn144  24 hours back

                                                                                This is ok, but NPH was so great I want him to do it again.

                                                                                I’m not disparaging this offering but it’s not what we need.

                                                                                • TheBrabon1
                                                                                  TheBrabon1  1 days back

                                                                                  cheesy and boring

                                                                                  • Lyrics n Stuff
                                                                                    Lyrics n Stuff  1 days back

                                                                                    8:00 wtf this some black magic

                                                                                    • Northern Woman
                                                                                      Northern Woman  1 days back

                                                                                      PERFECT!!!! Thank you James and crew. ❤️❤️❤️

                                                                                      Pay TV was originally supposed to be commercial free because we were paying for it.

                                                                                      • Casey Sterling
                                                                                        Casey Sterling  1 days back

                                                                                        LES MIS REFERENCE RIGHT OFF THE BAT

                                                                                        • Sue ojeda
                                                                                          Sue ojeda  1 days back

                                                                                          Yuck 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

                                                                                          • foolsgo1d
                                                                                            foolsgo1d  1 days back

                                                                                            coolcoolcool im not crYING

                                                                                            • tatt oo sticker
                                                                                              tatt oo sticker  1 days back

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

                                                                                              • Sylvia Mckinley
                                                                                                Sylvia Mckinley  1 days back

                                                                                                Brilliant Outstanding Performance! ... Bravo James Corden!!

                                                                                                • Paulina Undurraga
                                                                                                  Paulina Undurraga  1 days back

                                                                                                  I love a fat guy who can dance! What a superb performance, electrifying through the monitor!!! Well done James!