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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  • Ben G
    Ben G  Před hodinou

    James memorized all that and performed it LIVE! WOW!

    • milo usagi
      milo usagi  Před 6 hodinami

      Peep my boy Alex in the back

      • Alex Converse
        Alex Converse  Před 8 hodinami


        • Disney Fan 626
          Disney Fan 626  Před 10 hodinami

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

          • Tea Of The World
            Tea Of The World  Před 16 hodinami

            Come back Brian!!!

            • Ms J
              Ms J  Před dnem

              James Corden is so fucking cute, I want his babies

              • omg wth
                omg wth  Před 2 dny

                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  Před 3 dny

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

                  • Ellie Smith
                    Ellie Smith  Před 3 dny

                    This is literally copying andy sambergs

                    • The great one
                      The great one  Před 4 dny

                      At 9:57 was that Shia LaBeouf?

                      • Kageyama Recordings
                        Kageyama Recordings  Před 4 dny

                        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!!! Bahahahaha.

                        • just call me Jess z
                          just call me Jess z  Před 4 dny

                          He i's super impressive

                          • just call me Jess z
                            just call me Jess z  Před 4 dny

                            The thumbnail pic looks like lisa rinna

                            • Raika Parzella
                              Raika Parzella  Před 4 dny

                              He looks so proud and it makes me so happy!

                              • Black__Jack
                                Black__Jack  Před 4 dny

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

                                • Schümit Dey
                                  Schümit Dey  Před 4 dny

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

                                  • yellsesow
                                    yellsesow  Před 5 dny

                                    Amazing. Dancing and singing for 10min. Absolutely amazing. Speechless.

                                    • Barbara Elizabeth Jones

                                      Brilliant !

                                      • harmony smith
                                        harmony smith  Před 6 dny

                                        Beetlejuice marching in the background was just the best thing ever

                                        • natalie c
                                          natalie c  Před 7 dny

                                          the beetlejuice cast needed more screen time just saying 💁‍♀️

                                          • Andrew Casinio
                                            Andrew Casinio  Před 7 dny

                                            Lea Salonga as host for Tony Awards! 😙

                                            • Mike taerte
                                              Mike taerte  Před 8 dny

                                              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 to..... *the fricking CaTs MoViE*

                                                • nightshade1621
                                                  nightshade1621  Před 8 dny

                                                  Where the hell they came from?

                                                  • Joe Cossidenti
                                                    Joe Cossidenti  Před 9 dny

                                                    Terrible ...sounds flat

                                                    • Matthew Smith
                                                      Matthew Smith  Před 4 dny

                                                      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  Před 9 dny

                                                        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  Před 9 dny

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

                                                              • melady swan
                                                                melady swan  Před 10 dny

                                                                I still see Bryan Cranston as Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, and hopefully I'm not the only one! ;-)

                                                                • Michael Reneau
                                                                  Michael Reneau  Před 10 dny

                                                                  Just plain terrible, what wingnut. 👎

                                                                  • brentoncoll
                                                                    brentoncoll  Před 11 dny

                                                                    Chubby Neil Patrick Harris Doing His Best.

                                                                    • Ophelia Is My Name
                                                                      Ophelia Is My Name  Před 11 dny

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

                                                                      • Jennifer Daun
                                                                        Jennifer Daun  Před 12 dny

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

                                                                        • lady haylo
                                                                          lady haylo  Před 12 dny

                                                                          Glad I can now see it as it was meant, the audio during the initial broadcast was horrendous!!

                                                                          • Rakurai999
                                                                            Rakurai999  Před 15 dny

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

                                                                            • Lisa's life
                                                                              Lisa's life  Před 15 dny

                                                                              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  Před 15 dny

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

                                                                                • Dominic Go
                                                                                  Dominic Go  Před 15 dny

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

                                                                                  • Naomi G
                                                                                    Naomi G  Před 12 dny

                                                                                    Too true

                                                                                    • Evelyne Jones
                                                                                      Evelyne Jones  Před 15 dny

                                                                                      Love him

                                                                                      • bella abadi
                                                                                        bella abadi  Před 15 dny

                                                                                        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  Před 15 dny


                                                                                          • Lizzie Lane
                                                                                            Lizzie Lane  Před 15 dny

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

                                                                                            • LuciaTRmz
                                                                                              LuciaTRmz  Před 16 dny

                                                                                              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  Před 17 dny

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

                                                                                                  • Meghan Helmich
                                                                                                    Meghan Helmich  Před 17 dny

                                                                                                    I'm not crying, you're crying.

                                                                                                    • owmygabb
                                                                                                      owmygabb  Před 18 dny

                                                                                                      JAMES. JAMES. JAMES. O cmon. He's JAMES!

                                                                                                      • tvsinesperanto
                                                                                                        tvsinesperanto  Před 18 dny

                                                                                                        Not bad... but in the end it's still an incredibly dull super boring award ceremony full of rich actors patting each other on the back

                                                                                                        • Matthew Smith
                                                                                                          Matthew Smith  Před 18 dny

                                                                                                          Is the music live or recorded

                                                                                                          • Yen
                                                                                                            Yen  Před 18 dny

                                                                                                            The look of happiness on his face when he finished :)

                                                                                                            • Kate RH
                                                                                                              Kate RH  Před 19 dny

                                                                                                              Great but Hugh is better

                                                                                                              • John Yarbrough
                                                                                                                John Yarbrough  Před 19 dny

                                                                                                                Just incredibly fun. Well done!

                                                                                                                • dax connell
                                                                                                                  dax connell  Před 19 dny

                                                                                                                  James Corden is the unsung hero of versatility in the entertainment world. liked him on Doctor Who, and his Late Late Show. loved his interview with Craig Ferguson

                                                                                                                  • rsmiller2577
                                                                                                                    rsmiller2577  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                    James Corden for Super Bowl halftime show 2020!

                                                                                                                    • Constance Bartsch
                                                                                                                      Constance Bartsch  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                      Greetings from Germany. I love to see James

                                                                                                                      • Julia Penha
                                                                                                                        Julia Penha  Před 20 dny

                                                                                                                        This gives me chills every time

                                                                                                                        • Guy Healy
                                                                                                                          Guy Healy  Před 22 dny

                                                                                                                          James Corden is on fire! This was amazing and his recent carpool karaoke with Paul McCartney is one of the best things ever taped.

                                                                                                                          • harrypotteravenclaw
                                                                                                                            harrypotteravenclaw  Před 22 dny

                                                                                                                            He's so nervous you can hear it the poor guy

                                                                                                                            • Alex Martinez
                                                                                                                              Alex Martinez  Před 23 dny

                                                                                                                              Neil Patrick Harris did it better 🤷🏻‍♂️

                                                                                                                              • Emily Martinez
                                                                                                                                Emily Martinez  Před 23 dny

                                                                                                                                Oh my goodness you see the way his eyes water at the end 🤧 you did great Corden!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

                                                                                                                                • Ihala Kakani
                                                                                                                                  Ihala Kakani  Před 23 dny

                                                                                                                                  Why do I love bryan this much? 😭

                                                                                                                                  • Beverly Edwards
                                                                                                                                    Beverly Edwards  Před 24 dny

                                                                                                                                    Electrifying is surely one word......was there a Melody in there anywhere? It wore me out.... A bit of a mess actually...

                                                                                                                                    • Juliana Koziol
                                                                                                                                      Juliana Koziol  Před 24 dny

                                                                                                                                      9:55 Omg, Megan Mcginnis!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                      • America Lopez
                                                                                                                                        America Lopez  Před 25 dny

                                                                                                                                        I don’t even know why I gasped frantically when I saw Alex Brightman

                                                                                                                                        • The P1nk Pr1ncess
                                                                                                                                          The P1nk Pr1ncess  Před 25 dny

                                                                                                                                          I wish

                                                                                                                                          • Lauren Esper
                                                                                                                                            Lauren Esper  Před 25 dny

                                                                                                                                            why am i crying

                                                                                                                                            • Luna Cadena
                                                                                                                                              Luna Cadena  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                              1:46 he's like, "when the heck did these lady get here" oml😂😂

                                                                                                                                              • Bells Draws
                                                                                                                                                Bells Draws  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                                This song is great for celebrating how live theather is exciting, but I also wish there was a streaming platform to watch these shows since getting to NY is crazy expensive.

                                                                                                                                                • LoliLexi
                                                                                                                                                  LoliLexi  Před 17 dny

                                                                                                                                                  Same here. I'm from the Philippines and I really wanna watch theater as well but since I'm from Mindanao (Southern island), and the shows are only in Manila, I have to get plane tickets aside from the theater tickets. Sucks so bad.

                                                                                                                                                  • julie Mitchell
                                                                                                                                                    julie Mitchell  Před 19 dny

                                                                                                                                                    I couldn't agree more! Firstly I'm in the UK and half the shows don't play here. We only got wicked last year and it did one tour. Secondly I'm disabled so it's even harder for me to see a show. I love the theatre and wish I could go more.

                                                                                                                                                    • Life of Dayy
                                                                                                                                                      Life of Dayy  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                                      Chills down my spine and tears in my eyes. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

                                                                                                                                                      • J.D. Oldenburg
                                                                                                                                                        J.D. Oldenburg  Před 26 dny


                                                                                                                                                        • Sandor Kocso
                                                                                                                                                          Sandor Kocso  Před 26 dny

                                                                                                                                                          Just before he said the tears fill your eyes i started tearing. This man deserves all the best. He.s so awesome!

                                                                                                                                                          • Xandra GC
                                                                                                                                                            Xandra GC  Před 27 dny

                                                                                                                                                            that was a freakin 9-minute opening song. hats off to Corden!

                                                                                                                                                            • m c
                                                                                                                                                              m c  Před 27 dny

                                                                                                                                                              I don't see why a lazy comment about this chap being chubby gets 4k likes.

                                                                                                                                                              • Lauren Poelman
                                                                                                                                                                Lauren Poelman  Před 28 dny

                                                                                                                                                                That was amazing