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

  • Published on Jun 10, 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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Comments • 3 902

  • __naomi_ _
    __naomi_ _ 18 minutes ago

    9:39 you killed han solo

    *not cool bro*

  • Caroline Moore
    Caroline Moore 8 hours ago

    He’s so incredibly TALENTED

  • chlo-chlo
    chlo-chlo 11 hours ago


  • Ana _o
    Ana _o 19 hours ago +1

    Can't. Stop. Watching. This. But I ain't complaining🙃

  • sw7ng
    sw7ng Day ago

    Neil Patrick Harris did it so much better. Watch the 2013 one people!

  • charlie Reynolds
    charlie Reynolds Day ago +1

    Love how a rich guy is talking about how amazing live theatre is, we get is James but not everyone had a million dollars in their bank lol

  • Big Bulk
    Big Bulk Day ago

    This seems like a warm up for NPH performance.

  • Cara Grabowski
    Cara Grabowski 2 days ago +2

    the way alex brightman stares at james when they’re walking off.

  • Melanie S
    Melanie S 3 days ago +1

    I love how so many broadway show actors participated in this like Prom and Hadestown and much more!! They all deserved a standing ovation

  • flamboyant lad
    flamboyant lad 3 days ago +1

    I think that the best way to make broadway available for more people is live streaming in movie theaters (like theater hd for example)

  • Ben G
    Ben G 5 days ago

    James memorized all that and performed it LIVE! WOW!

  • milo usagi
    milo usagi 5 days ago

    Peep my boy Alex in the back

  • Alex Converse
    Alex Converse 5 days ago


  • Disney Fan 626
    Disney Fan 626 5 days ago +1

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

  • Tea Of The World
    Tea Of The World 5 days ago

    Come back Brian!!!

  • Ms J
    Ms J 6 days ago

    James Corden is so fucking cute, I want his babies

  • omg wth
    omg wth 8 days ago +2

    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 9 days ago +4

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

  • Ellie Smith
    Ellie Smith 9 days ago

    This is literally copying andy sambergs

  • The great one
    The great one 9 days ago

    At 9:57 was that Shia LaBeouf?

  • Kageyama Recordings
    Kageyama Recordings 9 days ago

    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!!!

  • just call me Jess z
    just call me Jess z 9 days ago

    He i's super impressive

  • just call me Jess z
    just call me Jess z 9 days ago

    The thumbnail pic looks like lisa rinna

  • Raika Parzella
    Raika Parzella 9 days ago

    He looks so proud and it makes me so happy!

  • Black__Jack
    Black__Jack 9 days ago

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

  • Schümit Dey
    Schümit Dey 9 days ago

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

  • yellsesow
    yellsesow 10 days ago

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

  • Barbara Elizabeth Jones

    Brilliant !

  • harmony smith
    harmony smith 11 days ago +1

    Beetlejuice marching in the background was just the best thing ever

  • natalie c
    natalie c 12 days ago +6

    the beetlejuice cast needed more screen time just saying 💁‍♀️

  • Andrew Casinio
    Andrew Casinio 13 days ago +1

    Lea Salonga as host for Tony Awards! 😙

  • Mike taerte
    Mike taerte 13 days ago

    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-
    -F r a n k i e - R o s e- 13 days ago +12

    He went from hosting the tonys
    *the fricking CaTs MoViE*

  • nightshade1621
    nightshade1621 13 days ago

    Where the hell they came from?

  • Joe Cossidenti
    Joe Cossidenti 14 days ago

    Terrible ...sounds flat

    • Matthew Smith
      Matthew Smith 9 days ago

      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 14 days ago

    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 15 days ago

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

  • melady swan
    melady swan 15 days ago +3

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

  • Michael Reneau
    Michael Reneau 15 days ago

    Just plain terrible, what wingnut. 👎

  • brentoncoll
    brentoncoll 16 days ago

    Chubby Neil Patrick Harris Doing His Best.

  • Ophelia Is My Name
    Ophelia Is My Name 16 days ago

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

  • Jennifer Daun
    Jennifer Daun 17 days ago

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

  • lady haylo
    lady haylo 17 days ago

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

  • Rakurai999
    Rakurai999 20 days ago

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

  • Lisa's life
    Lisa's life 20 days ago +1

    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 20 days ago +2

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

  • Dominic Go
    Dominic Go 20 days ago +2

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

  • Evelyne Jones
    Evelyne Jones 20 days ago

    Love him

  • bella abadi
    bella abadi 20 days ago

    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 21 day ago


  • Lizzie Lane
    Lizzie Lane 21 day ago

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

  • LuciaTRmz
    LuciaTRmz 21 day ago

    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 22 days ago

    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 22 days ago

    I'm not crying, you're crying.

  • owmygabb
    owmygabb 23 days ago

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

  • tvsinesperanto
    tvsinesperanto 23 days ago

    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 23 days ago

    Is the music live or recorded

  • Yen
    Yen 23 days ago

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

  • Kate RH
    Kate RH 24 days ago

    Great but Hugh is better

  • John Yarbrough
    John Yarbrough 24 days ago

    Just incredibly fun. Well done!

  • dax connell
    dax connell 24 days ago

    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 25 days ago

    James Corden for Super Bowl halftime show 2020!

  • Constance Bartsch
    Constance Bartsch 25 days ago

    Greetings from Germany. I love to see James

  • Julia Penha
    Julia Penha 25 days ago

    This gives me chills every time

  • Guy Healy
    Guy Healy 27 days ago

    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 27 days ago

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

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 28 days ago

    Neil Patrick Harris did it better 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Emily Martinez
    Emily Martinez 28 days ago +1

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

  • Ihala Kakani
    Ihala Kakani 28 days ago

    Why do I love bryan this much? 😭

  • Beverly Edwards
    Beverly Edwards 29 days ago

    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 29 days ago

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

  • America Lopez
    America Lopez Month ago +17

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