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 • 3 978

  • janie camacho
    janie camacho  4 hours back

    Seen it fir the 5th time and it stilled me cry with emotion. The best opening show ever! I can relate, feel the energy, feel alive, and wish I had seen it live. Thanks James.

    • Jarut Thamrongwatana
      Jarut Thamrongwatana  17 hours back

      I am here again for Kelli O'hara.

      • Matthew S.
        Matthew S.  22 hours back

        Brief interruption from Bryan Cranston 2:42

        • SamJLyon
          SamJLyon  1 days back

          I love Corden he is a great personality but he doesn't have a broadway voice so sometimes made the song jarring to hear but kudos, was really fun to watch :D

          • Luisa Lis
            Luisa Lis  2 days back

            alex brightman sends me everytime

            • Hannah Brooks
              Hannah Brooks  2 days back

              Is no one going to talk about 24, 601 shows on the queue?

              • Tom Moncrieff
                Tom Moncrieff  2 days back

                Hats off to whomever wrote this number. It's brilliantly performed but it's also brilliantly written for a just one performance opening number.

                • jennifer bartholomew
                  jennifer bartholomew  2 days back

                  He deserved that standing O

                  • Fátima Santos
                    Fátima Santos  3 days back

                    man santino really belongs on stage

                    • Manuj Parekh
                      Manuj Parekh  3 days back


                      • WhatTheFlop
                        WhatTheFlop  3 days back

                        I love how much the beetlejuice cast was in it

                        • Faye Heffernan
                          Faye Heffernan  4 days back

                          can we please appreciate Alex Brightman's expressions throughout the performance
                          ok thank u

                          • Lois Loves Cheese
                            Lois Loves Cheese  4 days back

                            he sings really well high honestly

                            • Whoops!
                              Whoops!  4 days back

                              The end really has me crying omg he looked so damn happy and had tears in his eyes

                              • America Washington
                                America Washington  5 days back

                                Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso got in full dress and makeup to stand in the background.
                                That’s kinda funny.

                                • Sherry Glaser
                                  Sherry Glaser  5 days back

                                  Best ever show opening. James Corden you are my light in shining armor. <3

                                  • Jackie Stallworth
                                    Jackie Stallworth  5 days back

                                    is that Corbin Bleu?!?!?!?!?!?!

                                    • dionne navarro
                                      dionne navarro  6 days back

                                      i love smithy

                                      • Steve Armstrong
                                        Steve Armstrong  1 weeks back

                                        Neil Patrick Harris is one tough act to follow.......so far. this one is just alright with me.

                                        • Jesse Gonzalez
                                          Jesse Gonzalez  1 weeks back

                                          “WE'RE ALIVE!”
                                          *Beetlejuice has entered the chat*

                                          • reishi colleen
                                            reishi colleen  1 weeks back

                                            Now I just need a Tony Awards night where NPH and James host together.

                                            • JRP Productions
                                              JRP Productions  1 weeks back

                                              4:29 5:03

                                              • Isaac Evans
                                                Isaac Evans  1 weeks back

                                                I'm not crying, your crying

                                                • Josh Bautista
                                                  Josh Bautista  1 weeks back

                                                  Who did it better, James Corden or Neil Patrick Harris

                                                  • Anung Temjen LKR
                                                    Anung Temjen LKR  1 weeks back

                                                    I love how Fleabag is mentioned next to GoT

                                                    • TTV_NoAlabamaSweat
                                                      TTV_NoAlabamaSweat  2 weeks back

                                                      Neil is still better

                                                      • Natalie Miller
                                                        Natalie Miller  2 weeks back

                                                        Alex brightman has my heart ❤️ 😂

                                                        • Mary Viola
                                                          Mary Viola  2 weeks back

                                                          THEY NEEDED TO RECORD LOUDER TERRIBKE VOLUME

                                                          • Mark
                                                            Mark  2 weeks back

                                                            Pls big pharmas can you create a newer eye drops that relieves eye strain, & refreshes and nourishes droughted cracking tired eyes due to flat screen staring...make it OTC pls

                                                            There s so much to see...

                                                            • Alice Lu
                                                              Alice Lu  2 weeks back

                                                              oh thanks to you idiots I AM LIVE too!!!

                                                              • Jessie Dawn
                                                                Jessie Dawn  2 weeks back

                                                                Is it bad I want a Broadway prime

                                                                • Dinosaur Chicken nuggets

                                                                  Whyyyyy did they take down the Hadestown video?? They left all the other performances up??? I am livid???

                                                                  • Becky Halvorsen
                                                                    Becky Halvorsen  2 weeks back

                                                                    In the middle of watching this I realized that while this was happening live, I was sitting in a theatre watching a Broadway show!

                                                                    • Naja Tiibergh
                                                                      Naja Tiibergh  2 weeks back

                                                                      2:46 omg! Is gold😂

                                                                      • Alyssa Basham
                                                                        Alyssa Basham  2 weeks back

                                                                        I wish there was such thing as Broadway Chilling.

                                                                        • Linda McArthur
                                                                          Linda McArthur  2 weeks back

                                                                          Bravo James brilliant opening well done!

                                                                          • music bands
                                                                            music bands  2 weeks back

                                                                            Only James can make a song about TV sound amazing 😍😂

                                                                            • Cyn McCollum
                                                                              Cyn McCollum  2 weeks back

                                                                              That was fabulous! Bravo!

                                                                              • ValleyGirl 02
                                                                                ValleyGirl 02  2 weeks back

                                                                                anyone else notice corbin bleu right over james’ left shoulder at 6:00 ???😂 (but our right)

                                                                                • Oyku Tınaztepe
                                                                                  Oyku Tınaztepe  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I love James but it reminded me NPH's opening a bit too much I guess.

                                                                                  • Katie Buczak
                                                                                    Katie Buczak  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Ahhhh!!!! JAMES CORDEN 😍😍😍😍 🔥

                                                                                    • Recker's World
                                                                                      Recker's World  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Absolutely Incredible!!!

                                                                                      • Kate G. Ladrillono
                                                                                        Kate G. Ladrillono  3 weeks back

                                                                                        So talented:)

                                                                                        • Kristina Collins
                                                                                          Kristina Collins  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Super proud of James! You are truly talented.

                                                                                          • Sharon Maynard
                                                                                            Sharon Maynard  3 weeks back

                                                                                            James, you did the UK bloody proud! X

                                                                                            • Emely Zavala
                                                                                              Emely Zavala  3 weeks back

                                                                                              9:39 Hi Adam 😍

                                                                                              • dave lloyd
                                                                                                dave lloyd  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Very Well Done!! Damn James (& crew), excellent performance.

                                                                                                • Hanna Leise
                                                                                                  Hanna Leise  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  I love the chorus line reference!! My favorite show for sure