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 • 3 898

  • sw7ng
    sw7ng  4 hours back

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

    • charlie Reynolds
      charlie Reynolds  5 hours 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  23 hours back

        This seems like a warm up for NPH performance.

        • Cara Grabowski
          Cara Grabowski  2 days back

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

          • Melanie S
            Melanie S  3 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  3 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  4 days back

                James memorized all that and performed it LIVE! WOW!

                • milo usagi
                  milo usagi  5 days back

                  Peep my boy Alex in the back

                  • Alex Converse
                    Alex Converse  5 days back


                    • Disney Fan 626
                      Disney Fan 626  5 days back

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

                      • Tea Of The World
                        Tea Of The World  5 days back

                        Come back Brian!!!

                        • Ms J
                          Ms J  6 days 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  1 weeks back

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

                              • Ellie Smith
                                Ellie Smith  1 weeks back

                                This is literally copying andy sambergs

                                • The great one
                                  The great one  1 weeks back

                                  At 9:57 was that Shia LaBeouf?

                                  • Kageyama Recordings
                                    Kageyama Recordings  1 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  1 weeks back

                                      He i's super impressive

                                      • just call me Jess z
                                        just call me Jess z  1 weeks back

                                        The thumbnail pic looks like lisa rinna

                                        • Raika Parzella
                                          Raika Parzella  1 weeks back

                                          He looks so proud and it makes me so happy!

                                          • Black__Jack
                                            Black__Jack  1 weeks back

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

                                            • Schümit Dey
                                              Schümit Dey  1 weeks back

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

                                              • yellsesow
                                                yellsesow  1 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  1 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  2 weeks back

                                                                            Chubby Neil Patrick Harris Doing His Best.

                                                                            • Ophelia Is My Name
                                                                              Ophelia Is My Name  2 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Jennifer Daun
                                                                                Jennifer Daun  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                • lady haylo
                                                                                  lady haylo  2 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

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

                                                                                        6:29 beetlejuice is me in math just staring off into space not paying attention

                                                                                        • Dominic Go
                                                                                          Dominic Go  3 weeks back

                                                                                          if you’re rich you watch it live,
                                                                                          if you’re broke at least we have bootlegs 😂

                                                                                        • Evelyne Jones
                                                                                          Evelyne Jones  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Love him

                                                                                          • bella abadi
                                                                                            bella abadi  3 weeks back

                                                                                            This is amazing, but honestly, nothing will beat Neil Patrick Harris' openings and also Hugh Jackman's :') NPH set the bar wayyyy waaaaaayyyyyyy tooo high.

                                                                                            • Howard Koor
                                                                                              Howard Koor  3 weeks back