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 • 3 959

  • Sherry Glaser
    Sherry Glaser  13 hours back

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

    • Jackie Stallworth
      Jackie Stallworth  16 hours back

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

      • dionne navarro
        dionne navarro  2 days back

        i love smithy

        • Steve Armstrong
          Steve Armstrong  2 days back

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

          • Jesse Gonzalez
            Jesse Gonzalez  3 days back

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

            • reishi colleen
              reishi colleen  3 days back

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

              • JRP Productions
                JRP Productions  4 days back

                4:29 5:03

                • Isaac Evans
                  Isaac Evans  4 days back

                  I'm not crying, your crying

                  • Josh Bautista
                    Josh Bautista  5 days back

                    Who did it better, James Corden or Neil Patrick Harris

                    • Anung Temjen LKR
                      Anung Temjen LKR  5 days back

                      I love how Fleabag is mentioned next to GoT

                      • TTV_NoAlabamaSweat
                        TTV_NoAlabamaSweat  6 days back

                        Neil is still better

                        • Natalie Miller
                          Natalie Miller  7 days back

                          Alex brightman has my heart ❤️ 😂

                          • Mary Viola
                            Mary Viola  7 days back


                            • Mark
                              Mark  1 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  1 weeks back

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

                                • Jessie Dawn
                                  Jessie Dawn  1 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  1 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  1 weeks back

                                        2:46 omg! Is gold😂

                                        • Alyssa Basham
                                          Alyssa Basham  1 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • Katie Buczak
                                                      Katie Buczak  2 weeks back

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

                                                      • Recker's World
                                                        Recker's World  2 weeks back

                                                        Absolutely Incredible!!!

                                                        • Kate G. Ladrillono
                                                          Kate G. Ladrillono  2 weeks back

                                                          So talented:)

                                                          • Kristina Collins
                                                            Kristina Collins  2 weeks back

                                                            Super proud of James! You are truly talented.

                                                            • Sharon Maynard
                                                              Sharon Maynard  2 weeks back

                                                              James, you did the UK bloody proud! X

                                                              • Emely Zavala
                                                                Emely Zavala  2 weeks back

                                                                9:39 Hi Adam 😍

                                                                • dave lloyd
                                                                  dave lloyd  2 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Hanna Leise
                                                                    Hanna Leise  2 weeks back

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

                                                                    • Jesus Saenz
                                                                      Jesus Saenz  2 weeks back

                                                                      what's the name of the guy in the left at 9:46? somebody?

                                                                      • khate Obispo
                                                                        khate Obispo  2 weeks back

                                                                        why so talented james ??? 😙😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

                                                                        • BerriesAndBooks
                                                                          BerriesAndBooks  2 weeks back

                                                                          “Rick and Morty,”

                                                                          Me: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YES

                                                                          • A folding chair
                                                                            A folding chair  3 weeks back

                                                                            when will james get a tony smh

                                                                            • kurui. m
                                                                              kurui. m  3 weeks back

                                                                              Kiloren just gave a standing ovation

                                                                              • Thomas Sheridan
                                                                                Thomas Sheridan  3 weeks back

                                                                                “It’s live!”
                                                                                *beetlejuice has entered the chat*

                                                                                • Claire Collins
                                                                                  Claire Collins  3 weeks back

                                                                                  James Corden in America is the Emperors new clothes. He is awful. USA please keep him forever.

                                                                                  • Someone Vlogs???
                                                                                    Someone Vlogs???  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I appreciate Alex brightman for doing what he does!!

                                                                                    • Chris Thomson
                                                                                      Chris Thomson  3 weeks back

                                                                                      best host ever

                                                                                      • Emily Baggins
                                                                                        Emily Baggins  3 weeks back

                                                                                        4:22 for anyone wondering, the music there is sampled from A Chorus Line

                                                                                        • Amar Khan
                                                                                          Amar Khan  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I’m tearing up

                                                                                          • Marissa Merrill
                                                                                            Marissa Merrill  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I love how even when performing something that's not Beetlejuice Alex is still in character

                                                                                            • Irene Kim
                                                                                              Irene Kim  3 weeks back

                                                                                              It's too bad santino fontana couldn't come out as dorothy!! It must've been too difficult lol

                                                                                              • Mi Poorboy
                                                                                                Mi Poorboy  3 weeks back

                                                                                                He seriously has to have the best memory of anyone ever! He remembers everything!!!!! How is that even humanly possible??? He’s clearly a robot!!!

                                                                                                • WickedIceQueen
                                                                                                  WickedIceQueen  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  6:17 LMAO Santino casually bringing his phone on stage

                                                                                                  • WickedIceQueen
                                                                                                    WickedIceQueen  3 weeks back

                                                                                                    @Irene Kim omg I am stupid hahaha

                                                                                                  • Irene Kim
                                                                                                    Irene Kim  3 weeks back

                                                                                                    It's because they all took it like like a min before that 😆