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 • 3 907

  • Musical Theater Lover
    Musical Theater Lover  2 days back

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

  • __naomi_ _
    __naomi_ _  3 days back

    9:39 you killed han solo

    *not cool bro*

    • Caroline Moore
      Caroline Moore  3 days back

      He’s so incredibly TALENTED

      • chlo-chlo
        chlo-chlo  3 days back


        • Ana _o
          Ana _o  4 days back

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

          • sw7ng
            sw7ng  4 days back

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

            • charlie Reynolds
              charlie Reynolds  4 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

              • Brian Nettelbladt
                Brian Nettelbladt  5 hours back

                charlie Reynolds congrats on being the only (broke) looser to be negative. You should be so proud of yourself 👏🏻👏🏻

            • Big Bulk
              Big Bulk  5 days back

              This seems like a warm up for NPH performance.

              • Cara Grabowski
                Cara Grabowski  6 days back

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


                • Melanie S
                  Melanie S  6 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  6 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  1 weeks 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  2 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                          • melady swan
                                                                            melady swan  3 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  3 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