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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    TAMARAH PITTMAN  9 minutes back

    Not sure why, but literally time I watch this I get emotional! 😭 he did soooo well🎉

    • Breno Bacci
      Breno Bacci  16 minutes back

      We should pay people to go to the theater, music concerts and sports events. I'm not kidding. Robots do our shit now. Theater tickets are expensive. Extremely good theater needs fairly bad local theater to make the best better, but most people don't have jobs or money to attend cultural events. What's the point of having great live entertainment if only a few privileged bastards can afford to experience them? It's the same thing that happened with Henry Ford about 100 years ago. I live in a medium-sized city that has at least 4 or 5 professional plays on 3 or 4 proper theaters going on every weekend. The price is 6 times as much as the movieplex, and I've been to neither in the past 5 years or so. I've loved cinema and arts since I was born, so is not like I don't want to go. The price is just prohibitive for regular people, even though I think the artists deserve every cent. Now if I want to buy a car, get married or have children, there's plenty of subsidy for that. For experiencing art and broadening my horizons, there's no incentive at all. This has to change, otherwise we're already on Brave New World days. And as a 'gray', I tell you we're not fucking happy. Thank Jah for TV, streaming and piratebay though. At least this non-live crap I can afford.

      • eliza van Gerbig
        eliza van Gerbig  53 minutes back

        Oh James, You are irreplaceable as are all the theatre actors with you. BRAVO!

        • Pang Ren Tan
          Pang Ren Tan  1 hours back

          hmm.... well maybe not game of thrones.

          • Ellen Ciompi
            Ellen Ciompi  2 hours back

            Those dancers....legs for days, muscle & grace...the men lifting James Corden with ease, the ladies in 3" heels...and all with a smile, even while they're singing. Incredible.

            • Alexis 9900
              Alexis 9900  3 hours back

              How can anyone be so mean spirited and negative to give a thumbs down for this talented brilliant performance? Come on people!

              • Lynne G
                Lynne G  3 hours back

                That was 10 minutes too long....

                • Olivia Tyndale
                  Olivia Tyndale  3 hours back

                  omg I live for Brooks Ashmankas at 5:29!!

                  • Mr. Luck
                    Mr. Luck  5 hours back

                    He must have superhuman strength to get through ten minutes of singing and dancing.

                    • The Dark Lab
                      The Dark Lab  5 hours back

                      Good but Neil was better

                      • Sarah Dickens
                        Sarah Dickens  6 hours back

                        Smiffy has done well for himself!

                        • Rosie Pfeffer
                          Rosie Pfeffer  7 hours back

                          James' laugh at 9:50 I can't 😭💞

                          • dt nyc
                            dt nyc  9 hours back


                            • TD Cash
                              TD Cash  9 hours back

                              Don't occupy my tinge with so called celebrities.. I have a real life

                              • Overnity
                                Overnity  9 hours back

                                This is a Monumental Achievement and "LIVE" Jezze, this Man has more talent then God Gave Him! BRAVERY/TALENT/BALLS/ARTISTRY/ and a sense of fun that grown-ups and Kids alike can revel in... JC is the Modern CHARLIE CHAPLIN, NO KIDDING... there exists no other example... this performance would take most Actors half a lifetime to REHEARSE Let alone Actually DO... His place in our Hearts is very well Earned... I Love James Corden and I am a Man, am I gay?

                                • Giulia Saporito
                                  Giulia Saporito  10 hours back

                                  I got emotional at the end, he looked so happy

                                  • Cj Low
                                    Cj Low  11 hours back


                                    • INFOCOOL
                                      INFOCOOL  11 hours back

                                      If we're honest, Corden's singing is pretty sad.

                                      • Konstantinovich1
                                        Konstantinovich1  11 hours back

                                        Needs voice training.

                                        • Perry Cooke
                                          Perry Cooke  14 hours back

                                          the voice really isn't there but the attitude is!

                                          • Bea Panda
                                            Bea Panda  14 hours back


                                            • Luisa Yeomans
                                              Luisa Yeomans  14 hours back

                                              James! you are awesome!! *And of course the people in the team behind you are awesome too.

                                              • Rob Klarmann
                                                Rob Klarmann  15 hours back

                                                James Corden had to work damn hard to get where he is today. This was an exceptional opening! Perhaps he could bring that same fun back to the Academy Awards. :)

                                                • Scrosseh
                                                  Scrosseh  16 hours back

                                                  This was awesome 😂

                                                  • Salar Khan
                                                    Salar Khan  16 hours back

                                                    The cuts undermined his message a bit

                                                    • Tremain Bowman
                                                      Tremain Bowman  17 hours back

                                                      Bruh! The show stopping opener...! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

                                                      • Tavio Co
                                                        Tavio Co  18 hours back

                                                        Brilliance & talent 🔥 🔥

                                                        • Princess Lollypop
                                                          Princess Lollypop  19 hours back

                                                          James has to host the oscars

                                                          • Monica Browne
                                                            Monica Browne  21 hours back

                                                            That was absolutely brilliant😃😃😃🌸🌸🌸Well done James and Company ☺️☺️☺️

                                                            • Kurtis Blow
                                                              Kurtis Blow  21 hours back

                                                              Does James Corden even do Keto?

                                                              • Catherine Catherine
                                                                Catherine Catherine  21 hours back

                                                                This just made me want to watch a Broadway show. I wish I can get a chance. It's awesome!

                                                                • Gibson White
                                                                  Gibson White  1 days back

                                                                  Truly, Broadway dancers steal the show for me. They are amazing!

                                                                • EverythingisEverything

                                                                  this is corny

                                                                  • Corgenia Salas
                                                                    Corgenia Salas  1 days back

                                                                    That was awesome!!!!!

                                                                    • Stephanie Fairley
                                                                      Stephanie Fairley  1 days back

                                                                      AMAZING! I totally get it!

                                                                      • Bobby Roach
                                                                        Bobby Roach  1 days back

                                                                        24,601 shows left on his queue... Les Mis reference!

                                                                        • Anthony Patterson
                                                                          Anthony Patterson  1 days back

                                                                          James corden multi talented...

                                                                          • KEEPINGIT100
                                                                            KEEPINGIT100  1 days back

                                                                            WOW, IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. JAMES GORDAN PERFORMANCE WAS AWESOME.

                                                                            • Laura Hurst
                                                                              Laura Hurst  1 days back

                                                                              “8 times a week we go GAY to The Prom!”

                                                                              Write this on my tombstone

                                                                              • cataa mardones
                                                                                cataa mardones  1 days back

                                                                                I love this. He's great! This opening is great!

                                                                                • Juliet Koi
                                                                                  Juliet Koi  1 days back

                                                                                  The dedication, sacrifice, commitment. Mahn. 👏👏..inspiring!!

                                                                                  • Hey Daton
                                                                                    Hey Daton  1 days back

                                                                                    James Corden I fucking love you with all my heart ❤️😍

                                                                                    • Arty Zara
                                                                                      Arty Zara  1 days back

                                                                                      This year had the lowest rating in the history of the Tony Awards :( It just makes me so sad that people put all this effort into the ceremony and don't get back what they deserve

                                                                                      • Paula Marie
                                                                                        Paula Marie  2 days 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  2 days 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 days back

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

                                                                                            • Essence Thomas
                                                                                              Essence Thomas  2 days 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  2 days 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.