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

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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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Jun 10, 2019




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Kami The Lami
Kami The Lami Hour ago
I really enjoy James Corden.. But I just don't like his Openings for the Tonys.. His looks Lazy next to Neil Patrick Harris's openings.
Evee Beardsworth
Anyone else just give their computer a standing ovation?
Essence Nicole
Essence Nicole 2 hours ago
Okaaaaayyyyy!!!! Brava!!
Creative Life
Creative Life 2 hours ago
Fabulous!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ
humitox 3 hours ago
I was kinda hopping neil patric apears
Nancy Bryce
Nancy Bryce 3 hours ago
Hes just great, it's that simple
JP Hacker
JP Hacker 6 hours ago
Ching-Hang Cheung
Ching-Hang Cheung 6 hours ago
What a performance! Corden nails it once again.πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ
William Lee
William Lee 7 hours ago
Brand 7 hours ago
Oh my god that was amazing
Elaine Guerra Collazo
James U rocks!!!!
Stuart Bright
Stuart Bright 9 hours ago
only way to make it better, huge ack cor a line will james have 3 doctors?
Alisha Roberts
Alisha Roberts 9 hours ago
I honestly expected go to start shouting at the end β€œOK EVERYBODY OFF GO NOW HURRY UP EVERYBODY GET OFF THE STAGE”
Leonardo Talavera
Leonardo Talavera 10 hours ago
I wish they would film 1 of the performances of an original Broadway show and sell that so that we poor folk could enjoy it.
Sonia Colinot
Sonia Colinot 10 hours ago
1212 Three
1212 Three 13 hours ago
PDZ1028 14 hours ago
James Corden is brilliant; he sings, he dances (that split!); his performance is pure pleasure! I'd love to know who wrote the lyrics to this stunning opening number.
Patrick Jenkins
Patrick Jenkins 14 hours ago
πŸ—Ώ Honestly, it's encouraging to see people who are SO OVERJOYED that they moved to the United States. That must be an AWESOME state of mind. πŸ‘πŸ™„ If only that sensation came in liquid or pill form....
Izzi Harris
Izzi Harris 15 hours ago
He’s right Fleabag is really good
Jokeren9988 23 hours ago
Even doh this was pretty good nothing beats Neil Patrick.
Del Cee
Del Cee 23 hours ago
So good! Can't wait to watch it all on Amazon! ;-) tee hee!
Turtle on the sun
I know I'm gonna get a lot of hate but I didn't think it was that good.
chandre clarke
James makes me want to watch Broadway or any live show... Starting too love this guy more more
Static CentreHalf
I'm sorry, I know he divides opinion but his talent is off the scale. From 'Gavin & Stacey" via his Sport/Comic Relief genius sketches to his show in the U.S. and now this. Oh, and a shit load of hard work to boot.
T L Day ago
Woo old Greg, santino Fontana πŸ’– Also that girl from glee project? :0
denny greeney
Dude you freaken can beat down all the mean girls around you. you got it, just wipe your face and hit them in the boob. They go down every time. trust me.
Alberto Pompeo
Not sure why, but literally time I watch this I get emotional! 😭 he did soooo wellπŸŽ‰
Breno Bacci
Breno Bacci Day ago
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
Oh James, You are irreplaceable as are all the theatre actors with you. BRAVO!
Pang Ren Tan
Pang Ren Tan Day ago
hmm.... well maybe not game of thrones.
Ellen Ciompi
Ellen Ciompi Day ago
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.
Essence Thomas
Essence Thomas 11 hours ago
πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Yes indeed
Alexis 9900
Alexis 9900 Day ago
How can anyone be so mean spirited and negative to give a thumbs down for this talented brilliant performance? Come on people!
Static CentreHalf
Well said, could not possibly agree with you more!
Lynne G
Lynne G Day ago
That was 10 minutes too long....
Olivia Tyndale
omg I live for Brooks Ashmankas at 5:29!!
Mr. Luck
Mr. Luck 2 days ago
He must have superhuman strength to get through ten minutes of singing and dancing.
The Dark Lab
The Dark Lab 2 days ago
Good but Neil was better
Sarah Dickens
Sarah Dickens 2 days ago
Smiffy has done well for himself!
Rosie Pfeffer
Rosie Pfeffer 2 days ago
James' laugh at 9:50 I can't πŸ˜­πŸ’ž
dt nyc
dt nyc 2 days ago
TD Cash
TD Cash 2 days ago
Don't occupy my tinge with so called celebrities.. I have a real life
Overnity 2 days ago
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?
beth robb
beth robb Day ago
Overnity James is outstanding, amazing, classy as hell, and has a big ❀️ the performance was great, I am happy you enjoyed it as I did!! P.S. whether you are Gay or not is your business, as long as you are Happy! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒˆβ€οΈ
Giulia Saporito
Giulia Saporito 2 days ago
I got emotional at the end, he looked so happy
Cj Low
Cj Low 2 days ago
INFOCOOL 2 days ago
If we're honest, Corden's singing is pretty sad.
Konstantinovich1 2 days ago
Needs voice training.
Perry Cooke
Perry Cooke 2 days ago
the voice really isn't there but the attitude is!
Bea Panda
Bea Panda 2 days ago
Luisa Yeomans
Luisa Yeomans 2 days ago
James! you are awesome!! *And of course the people in the team behind you are awesome too.
Rob Klarmann
Rob Klarmann 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
This was awesome πŸ˜‚
Salar Khan
Salar Khan 2 days ago
The cuts undermined his message a bit
Tremain Bowman
Tremain Bowman 2 days ago
Bruh! The show stopping opener...! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
Tavio Co
Tavio Co 2 days ago
Brilliance & talent πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯
Princess Lollypop
James has to host the oscars
Monica Browne
Monica Browne 2 days ago
That was absolutely brilliantπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈWell done James and Company ☺️☺️☺️
Kurtis Blow
Kurtis Blow 2 days ago
Does James Corden even do Keto?
Catherine Catherine
This just made me want to watch a Broadway show. I wish I can get a chance. It's awesome!
Gibson White
Gibson White 2 days ago
Truly, Broadway dancers steal the show for me. They are amazing!
Gibson White
Gibson White 2 days ago
The LEGS on these ladies. 😍
this is corny
Corgenia Salas
Corgenia Salas 2 days ago
That was awesome!!!!!
Stephanie Fairley
AMAZING! I totally get it!
Bobby Roach
Bobby Roach 2 days ago
24,601 shows left on his queue... Les Mis reference!
Anthony Patterson
James corden multi talented...
KEEPINGIT100 2 days ago
Laura Hurst
Laura Hurst 3 days ago
β€œ8 times a week we go GAY to The Prom!” Write this on my tombstone
cataa mardones
cataa mardones 3 days ago
I love this. He's great! This opening is great!
Juliet Koi
Juliet Koi 3 days ago
The dedication, sacrifice, commitment. Mahn. πŸ‘πŸ‘..inspiring!!
Hey Daton
Hey Daton 3 days ago
James Corden I fucking love you with all my heart ❀️😍
Arty Zara
Arty Zara 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
I think that the "break" was actually pragmatic! Dang!!
Essence Thomas
Essence Thomas 3 days ago
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.
Kavele Kilonzo
Kavele Kilonzo 2 days ago
Essence Thomas 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
Lily Gazou
Lily Gazou 3 days ago
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
That was sooooo fun!!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ I see you #katherineroarty !!!
Robyn Ruttenberg
Robyn Ruttenberg 3 days ago
who is the person wearing the gold and white glasses at 9:57?
Ella Mariano
Ella Mariano 3 days ago
I almost cried omg james u did great
Practical Law Channel
Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice! @RickAndMorty
Erica Riley
Erica Riley 3 days ago
Great performance.
ocd 12354
ocd 12354 3 days ago
Pretty good
Walter Mosca
Walter Mosca 3 days ago
Great performances ....live theatre live music Live life great
Becky Halvorsen
Becky Halvorsen 3 days ago
I was busy seeing a live show at the same time this was happening down the street!
Tee Mac
Tee Mac 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
He's so talented and he's really cute....
Mark Newman
Mark Newman 3 days ago
Nailed. The. Absolute. Bejesus. Out. Of. That. Wow. X
Adriana B.
Adriana B. 3 days ago
pam0626 3 days ago
I wish the Oscars were this relaxed.
Joe Gamba
Joe Gamba 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Omg I'm tearing up..... Like himπŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
jennifer curtis
jennifer curtis 4 days ago
On boring....Narcissistic James AGAIN!!!over the top, repeated comedy...
Bar Rez
Bar Rez 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
enrique iglesias heartbeat
WoooooW...!!! "I Love you, did I ever tell ya? You make it Better like that.. "
Reading is Magic! TV
Wow, James! You got through all those lyrics and choreography - what an opener!
Sue Allen
Sue Allen 4 days ago
This was such a fantastic opening! Loved every second of it. James Corden you are MARVELOUS!!!!!
MS 4 days ago
M3 m3 m3
M3 m3 m3 4 days ago
That was simply sensational!!!!
HiLucyHere 4 days ago
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