James Corden's Electrifying 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number Salutes The Magic Of Live Broadway

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  • 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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  • Paula Marie
    Paula Marie  26 minutes back

    James, Thank you for that awesome performance and especially for including a dancer that uses a wheelchair. My son was in a wheelchair since being born with a birth defect. We were told at his birth to treat him as if he had no physical disability. When people with disabilities are included in things this makes it so much easier. Because of people like you this was possible. Thank you

    • Amir Mullick
      Amir Mullick  44 minutes back

      9:38 I stopped. I felt emotional and shed a tear. Your achievements are remarkable. You have worked hard and stayed humble. You are a gem of a human and I am so very happy for you. Great work man.

      • Courtney Bell
        Courtney Bell  2 hours back

        I think that the "break" was actually pragmatic! Dang!!

        • Essence Thomas
          Essence Thomas  4 hours back

          YALL.....One girl told me i had *"low standards"* in the comments for sayin that james was a goood singer....and i said that "i was just complementing him for being a great singer for a late show host and i didnt mean to bother your little *"high"* standards..can u even sing?".......And im just over here thinking like, *BIHH* u can't hate because u prob cant sing ur ABC'S in the right tune...go sit down somewhere.

          • Lily Gazou
            Lily Gazou  8 hours back

            I just got home from the Fifth Ave Theater in Seattle— I forgot how great a live performance can be. After the show, you can stay for a question and answer session with the performers.

            • Victoria Theodore
              Victoria Theodore  9 hours back

              That was sooooo fun!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I see you #katherineroarty !!!

              • Robyn Ruttenberg
                Robyn Ruttenberg  10 hours back

                who is the person wearing the gold and white glasses at 9:57?

                • Ella Mariano
                  Ella Mariano  11 hours back

                  I almost cried omg james u did great

                  • Practical Law Channel
                    Practical Law Channel  11 hours back

                    Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice!
                    @RickAndMorty

                    • Erica Riley
                      Erica Riley  11 hours back

                      Great performance.

                      • ocd 12354
                        ocd 12354  11 hours back

                        Pretty good

                        • Walter Mosca
                          Walter Mosca  12 hours back

                          Great performances ....live theatre live music Live life great

                          • Becky Halvorsen
                            Becky Halvorsen  12 hours back

                            I was busy seeing a live show at the same time this was happening down the street!

                            • Tee Mac
                              Tee Mac  13 hours back

                              Well deserving of the ovation. He is such a talent! If I'm being honest though, it lacked the complete cheekiness of Neil Patrick Harris. Sorry James Corden x

                              • Belle Marini
                                Belle Marini  13 hours back

                                He's so talented and he's really cute....

                                • Mark Newman
                                  Mark Newman  14 hours back

                                  Nailed. The. Absolute. Bejesus. Out. Of. That. Wow. X

                                  • Adriana B.
                                    Adriana B.  15 hours back

                                    Wow

                                    • pam0626
                                      pam0626  15 hours back

                                      I wish the Oscars were this relaxed.

                                      • Joe Gamba
                                        Joe Gamba  17 hours back

                                        The BEST.....the BEST.....I'm 77 y.o. and laughing my ass off. This was the highlight of my day....Thank you both so much. I agree with another commenter.....have Lance tell some double entendre jokes...PLEASE?

                                        • Scarlett Witch
                                          Scarlett Witch  18 hours back

                                          Omg I'm tearing up..... Like him🤣😂😐

                                          • jennifer curtis
                                            jennifer curtis  18 hours back

                                            On boring....Narcissistic James AGAIN!!!over the top, repeated comedy...

                                            • Bar Rez
                                              Bar Rez  19 hours back

                                              I got emotional in the end when James finally got therespect admiration and gratitude from the audience.
                                              He is Broadway's greatest ambassador!
                                              People need to see his talent and encouragement of theater inspiring so many. If hed loseweight he'd be on every magazine cover and tv show but, image is everything in this business and he is overlooked and under-rated.
                                              His smile lights up a room.

                                              • Chris Tenzis
                                                Chris Tenzis  19 hours back

                                                Barf.

                                                • enrique iglesias heartbeat

                                                  WoooooW...!!!
                                                  "I Love you, did I ever tell ya?
                                                  You make it Better like that.. "

                                                  • Reading is Magic! TV
                                                    Reading is Magic! TV  21 hours back

                                                    Wow, James! You got through all those lyrics and choreography - what an opener!

                                                    • Sue Allen
                                                      Sue Allen  22 hours back

                                                      This was such a fantastic opening! Loved every second of it. James Corden you are MARVELOUS!!!!!

                                                      • MS
                                                        MS  22 hours back

                                                        OH GOD HE'S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CRAP.........BRING ME NEIL PATRICK ANY TIME INSTEAD !

                                                        • M3 m3 m3
                                                          M3 m3 m3  22 hours back

                                                          That was simply sensational!!!!

                                                          • HiLucyHere
                                                            HiLucyHere  23 hours back

                                                            AMAZING

                                                            • yeni toy
                                                              yeni toy  23 hours back

                                                              DoDo I see Corbin Bleu???? At 6 min I see Corbin Bleu???? At 6 min

                                                              • Kobina Mbeah
                                                                Kobina Mbeah  23 hours back

                                                                I pray I have this Broadway and Tony's experience one day 😪💕❤️

                                                                • Sanfranshelley & Jolie
                                                                  Sanfranshelley & Jolie  24 hours back

                                                                  Awwww the ending was like," They like me, they really like me!" Sweet ✌️😍🤟

                                                                  • Sanfranshelley & Jolie
                                                                    Sanfranshelley & Jolie  24 hours back

                                                                    That was nostalgically Fantastic! Ironic that I could only see it on youtube!

                                                                    • BigJetPlane13
                                                                      BigJetPlane13  1 days back

                                                                      Damn James. That was fking awesome and epic!!!

                                                                      • Edmund Singleton
                                                                        Edmund Singleton  1 days back

                                                                        Lately I’ve been very busy blogging about every subject
                                                                        under the sun, I know to one who is not one, blogging can seem like taking only
                                                                        a few minutes to post, in reality that is all it takes, not the weeks of prep,
                                                                        research and thought that govern the most successful postings. So, its little
                                                                        wonder I fell a little behind my DVR viewing from which I glean most of my posted
                                                                        subjects. Finally, I got caught up to the CBS News Sunday Morning program to the
                                                                        day of the Tony awards, that featured most subjects that was flavored with most
                                                                        aspects of “show business”, like, acting, singing, wigging. make-up, dancing,
                                                                        music and lyrics, directing, lighting, costuming, staging, writing, book
                                                                        adaptation, and most importantly, “journalism”…

                                                                        • krys meg
                                                                          krys meg  1 days back

                                                                          james was made for this <3

                                                                          • Lofty Standards
                                                                            Lofty Standards  1 days back

                                                                            Electrifying? Really?... oookay...whatever u say....

                                                                            • George Rady
                                                                              George Rady  1 days back

                                                                              Tony Awards... WHO CARES!!! As a guy who takes in at least five shows a year... WHO CARES ABOUT ACTORS VOTING AWARDS FOR THEMSELVES!?! Worse that the Oscars because it’s a much smaller audience.

                                                                              How is this different from tech gurus voting themselves awards at the end of every year?

                                                                              Or food services? Or Uber? Or Porn “stars”?

                                                                              • deoo iopg
                                                                                deoo iopg  1 days back

                                                                                A CHORUS LINE

                                                                                • CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN
                                                                                  CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN  1 days back

                                                                                  I miss Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman hosting, I do love James but they are better.

                                                                                  • Ian dlV
                                                                                    Ian dlV  1 days back

                                                                                    Bloody Hell, what a performance. James Cordon was brilliant. An all round performer.

                                                                                    • joeh tom
                                                                                      joeh tom  1 days back

                                                                                      James is amazing but tbh no one can top neil patrick harris

                                                                                      • PoppyCorn144
                                                                                        PoppyCorn144  1 days back

                                                                                        This is ok, but NPH was so great I want him to do it again.

                                                                                        I’m not disparaging this offering but it’s not what we need.

                                                                                        • TheBrabon1
                                                                                          TheBrabon1  1 days back

                                                                                          cheesy and boring

                                                                                          • Lyrics n Stuff
                                                                                            Lyrics n Stuff  1 days back

                                                                                            8:00 wtf this some black magic

                                                                                            • Northern Woman
                                                                                              Northern Woman  1 days back

                                                                                              PERFECT!!!! Thank you James and crew. ❤️❤️❤️

                                                                                              Pay TV was originally supposed to be commercial free because we were paying for it.

                                                                                              • Casey Sterling
                                                                                                Casey Sterling  1 days back

                                                                                                LES MIS REFERENCE RIGHT OFF THE BAT

                                                                                                • Sue ojeda
                                                                                                  Sue ojeda  2 days back

                                                                                                  Yuck 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢