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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  • Renna Rose
    Renna Rose  1 days back

    I love how proud Adam Driver looked, how proud they all looked of James, and the whistles and cheers. So wholesome.

    • Lucas Pereira
      Lucas Pereira  2 days back

      I got goosebumpsss

      • janie camacho
        janie camacho  2 days 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  3 days back

          I am here again for Kelli O'hara.

          • Matthew S.
            Matthew S.  3 days back

            Brief interruption from Bryan Cranston 2:42

            • SamJLyon
              SamJLyon  3 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  4 days back

                alex brightman sends me everytime

                • Hannah Brooks
                  Hannah Brooks  4 days back

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

                  • Tom Moncrieff
                    Tom Moncrieff  4 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  4 days back

                      He deserved that standing O

                      • Fátima Santos
                        Fátima Santos  5 days back

                        man santino really belongs on stage

                        • Manuj Parekh
                          Manuj Parekh  5 days back


                          • WhatTheFlop
                            WhatTheFlop  5 days back

                            I love how much the beetlejuice cast was in it

                            • Faye Heffernan
                              Faye Heffernan  6 days back

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

                              • Lois Loves Cheese
                                Lois Loves Cheese  6 days back

                                he sings really well high honestly

                                • Whoops!
                                  Whoops!  6 days back

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

                                  • America Washington
                                    America Washington  7 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  1 weeks back

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

                                      • Jackie Stallworth
                                        Jackie Stallworth  1 weeks back

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

                                        • dionne navarro
                                          dionne navarro  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                                                  4:29 5:03

                                                  • Isaac Evans
                                                    Isaac Evans  2 weeks back

                                                    I'm not crying, your crying

                                                    • Josh Bautista
                                                      Josh Bautista  2 weeks back

                                                      Who did it better, James Corden or Neil Patrick Harris

                                                      • Anung Temjen LKR
                                                        Anung Temjen LKR  2 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                                • Cyn McCollum
                                                                                  Cyn McCollum  3 weeks back

                                                                                  That was fabulous! Bravo!

                                                                                  • ValleyGirl 02
                                                                                    ValleyGirl 02  3 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 😍