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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  • Melanie S
    Melanie S  6 hours 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 hours 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  2 days back

        James memorized all that and performed it LIVE! WOW!

        • milo usagi
          milo usagi  2 days back

          Peep my boy Alex in the back

          • Alex Converse
            Alex Converse  2 days back


            • Disney Fan 626
              Disney Fan 626  2 days back

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

              • Tea Of The World
                Tea Of The World  3 days back

                Come back Brian!!!

                • Ms J
                  Ms J  3 days back

                  James Corden is so fucking cute, I want his babies

                  • omg wth
                    omg wth  5 days 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  6 days back

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

                      • Ellie Smith
                        Ellie Smith  6 days back

                        This is literally copying andy sambergs

                        • The great one
                          The great one  6 days back

                          At 9:57 was that Shia LaBeouf?

                          • Kageyama Recordings
                            Kageyama Recordings  6 days 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  6 days back

                              He i's super impressive

                              • just call me Jess z
                                just call me Jess z  6 days back

                                The thumbnail pic looks like lisa rinna

                                • Raika Parzella
                                  Raika Parzella  6 days back

                                  He looks so proud and it makes me so happy!

                                  • Black__Jack
                                    Black__Jack  6 days back

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

                                    • Schümit Dey
                                      Schümit Dey  6 days 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  1 weeks back

                                            Beetlejuice marching in the background was just the best thing ever

                                            • natalie c
                                              natalie c  1 weeks back

                                              the beetlejuice cast needed more screen time just saying 💁‍♀️

                                              • Andrew Casinio
                                                Andrew Casinio  1 weeks back

                                                Lea Salonga as host for Tony Awards! 😙

                                                • Mike taerte
                                                  Mike taerte  1 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  1 weeks back

                                                      Where the hell they came from?

                                                      • Joe Cossidenti
                                                        Joe Cossidenti  2 weeks back

                                                        Terrible ...sounds flat

                                                        • Matthew Smith
                                                          Matthew Smith  6 days 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Lisa's life
                                                                              Lisa's life  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                • Dominic Go
                                                                                  Dominic Go  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                • Evelyne Jones
                                                                                  Evelyne Jones  2 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


                                                                                      • Lizzie Lane
                                                                                        Lizzie Lane  3 weeks back

                                                                                        "And if you don't believe me, ask Patti LuPone" 😂

                                                                                        • LuciaTRmz
                                                                                          LuciaTRmz  3 weeks back

                                                                                          9:37 He's trying with all of his body not to tear up

                                                                                          • Granny’s Tighty Whitey’s

                                                                                            His voice scrapes off the inner lining of my ears just right, I’d love to stop seeing him do this shit every other year and just stick to another dying medium; late night TV.

                                                                                            • Martina Mirazchieva
                                                                                              Martina Mirazchieva  3 weeks back

                                                                                              such a treasure! I love that guy, he and Neil Patrick Harris - this is the best the world has right now