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

  • Published on Jun 10, 2019 veröffentlicht
  • 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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  • Monica Browne
    Monica Browne 17 hours ago

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

  • Kurtis Blow
    Kurtis Blow 17 hours ago

    Does James Corden even do Keto?

  • Catherine Catherine
    Catherine Catherine 18 hours ago

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

  • Gibson White
    Gibson White 20 hours ago

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

  • EverythingisEverything
    EverythingisEverything 20 hours ago

    this is corny

  • Corgenia Salas
    Corgenia Salas 22 hours ago

    That was awesome!!!!!

  • Stephanie Fairley
    Stephanie Fairley 23 hours ago

    AMAZING! I totally get it!

  • Bobby Roach
    Bobby Roach 23 hours ago

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

  • Anthony Patterson

    James corden multi talented...

    KEEPINGIT100 Day ago


  • Laura Hurst
    Laura Hurst Day ago

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

    Write this on my tombstone

  • cataa mardones
    cataa mardones Day ago

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

  • Juliet Koi
    Juliet Koi Day ago +1

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

  • Hey Daton
    Hey Daton Day ago

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

  • Arty Zara
    Arty Zara Day 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 Day 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 Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Essence Thomas
    Essence Thomas Day ago +2

    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 Day 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!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I see you #katherineroarty !!!

  • Robyn Ruttenberg

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

  • Ella Mariano
    Ella Mariano Day ago

    I almost cried omg james u did great

  • Practical Law Channel

    Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice!

  • Erica Riley
    Erica Riley Day ago +1

    Great performance.

  • ocd 12354
    ocd 12354 Day ago

    Pretty good

  • Walter Mosca
    Walter Mosca Day ago

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

  • Becky Halvorsen
    Becky Halvorsen Day ago

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

  • Tee Mac
    Tee Mac Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Mark Newman
    Mark Newman 2 days ago

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

  • Adriana B.
    Adriana B. 2 days ago


  • pam0626
    pam0626 2 days ago

    I wish the Oscars were this relaxed.

  • Joe Gamba
    Joe Gamba 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • jennifer curtis
    jennifer curtis 2 days ago

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

  • Bar Rez
    Bar Rez 2 days ago +2

    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 2 days ago


  • enrique iglesias heartbeat

    "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 2 days ago

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

  • MS
    MS 2 days ago


  • M3 m3 m3
    M3 m3 m3 2 days ago

    That was simply sensational!!!!

  • HiLucyHere
    HiLucyHere 2 days ago


  • yeni toy
    yeni toy 2 days ago

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

  • Kobina Mbeah
    Kobina Mbeah 2 days ago +3

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

  • Sanfranshelley & Jolie
    Sanfranshelley & Jolie 2 days ago +7

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

  • Sanfranshelley & Jolie

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

  • BigJetPlane13
    BigJetPlane13 2 days ago

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

  • Edmund Singleton
    Edmund Singleton 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    james was made for this

  • Lofty Standards
    Lofty Standards 2 days ago

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

  • George Rady
    George Rady 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago



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

  • Ian dlV
    Ian dlV 2 days ago

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

  • joeh tom
    joeh tom 2 days ago

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

  • PoppyCorn144
    PoppyCorn144 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    cheesy and boring

  • Lyrics n Stuff
    Lyrics n Stuff 2 days ago

    8:00 wtf this some black magic

  • Northern Woman
    Northern Woman 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago


  • Sue ojeda
    Sue ojeda 2 days ago

    Yuck 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

  • foolsgo1d
    foolsgo1d 2 days ago

    coolcoolcool im not crYING

  • tatt oo sticker
    tatt oo sticker 2 days ago

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

  • Sylvia Mckinley
    Sylvia Mckinley 2 days ago

    Brilliant Outstanding Performance! ... Bravo James Corden!!

  • Paulina Undurraga
    Paulina Undurraga 2 days ago

    I love a fat guy who can dance! What a superb performance, electrifying through the monitor!!! Well done James!

  • MeyerVision
    MeyerVision 3 days ago

    whoa nelly

  • iamthebatmads
    iamthebatmads 3 days ago

    that was so awesome to watch. and the happiness at the end. amazing

  • Maaike Buning
    Maaike Buning 3 days ago

    It looks like a copy of Neil Patrick Harris his opening a few years ago! And that was brilliant! This was.... not original.. sorry

  • Lynn Hamps
    Lynn Hamps 3 days ago

    Oh how far he has come..amazing really.

  • Ali Delgado
    Ali Delgado 3 days ago

    This man is simply brilliant.

  • Sue Edwards
    Sue Edwards 3 days ago

    This is slightly cringeworthy....I guess he’s just adapted to the demands of US showbiz

  • warriorcatsfan14
    warriorcatsfan14 3 days ago


  • Carolina Ines De Vivo

    Wonderfull, you are the best, James !!! 👏👏👏🎉🎉❣

  • James Smithe
    James Smithe 3 days ago

    That was good but, you know, he's no Neil Patrick Harris.

  • DAwu不是大大
    DAwu不是大大 3 days ago

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

  • AwesomeAlex! Adam
    AwesomeAlex! Adam 3 days ago +2

    James Corden has a Gift even with All those homo's, that was entertaining to watch.

  • T Stanton
    T Stanton 3 days ago


  • Artistic Endeavors
    Artistic Endeavors 3 days ago

    One of the worst. Right up there with Allan Carr's Rob Lowe & Cinderella fiasco!

  • Samir Jani
    Samir Jani 3 days ago

    someone send this guy a diet plan.

  • GuideBeauté Jeu
    GuideBeauté Jeu 3 days ago +2

    Man, to memorize all those lyrics and routine, and then perform it all live... that kid's got it all.

  • ll c
    ll c 3 days ago

    I like the other guy better

  • A.J. 232737
    A.J. 232737 3 days ago

    He would sing a lot better if he would to lose weight. Plus, he's English with that accent...couldn't understand anything. When you have seen one opening, you've seen them all.

  • Steph Ho
    Steph Ho 3 days ago

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

  • david bradley
    david bradley 3 days ago

    i always thought Corden was garbage ,now i'm conviced ,anyone who thinks he is talented needs their head examined

  • panggop jio
    panggop jio 3 days ago +10

    Ugh! That look on his face right at the end - priceless ❤️

  • paul w
    paul w 3 days ago

    this is why people want to bomb the USA.....

  • Suzannah E.H
    Suzannah E.H 3 days ago +1

    Dear [ppl who film the Tony Awards, can you please chill out with the zooms and close-ups I'm trying to watch the dancers

  • miroka a
    miroka a 3 days ago +1

    One Day he should do a carpool karaoke in a limousine with a lot of star would be too good 👌🌟🌟🇨🇵🇨🇵🇨🇵

  • ginnylin
    ginnylin 3 days ago

    I would subscribe to a monthly service that gives me HD quality recordings of great live theatre from all over the world. I now live in London but I hardly ever go :(

  • B. Ellen Lininger
    B. Ellen Lininger 3 days ago

    He is fantastic! So talented and just darn cute. Can we please clone him?

  • Koko Ya
    Koko Ya 3 days ago +1

    "WE ARE LIVE!" Amazing! Very well done James Corden..

  • janie camacho
    janie camacho 3 days ago

    Awsome job James. It looked like you got a little teary eye too. Excellent.

  • Derek Laughlin
    Derek Laughlin 3 days ago

    love James Cordon-I think he's happy he just didn't' pass out.

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    pope 1960 3 days ago


  • Matt Krath
    Matt Krath 3 days ago +335

    The irony is that I'm enjoying this via Clip-Share 6 days later...

  • Ayanna Fraley Moore
    Ayanna Fraley Moore 3 days ago +9

    Now THAT’S how you open a show!!!!!!!!!!
    And he was so cute at the end tearing up and feeling overwhelmed with joy and pride and from receiving the love and ovation from the Broadway industry!

  • family tea and lots of yarn.

    And that's why they pay him the big bucks!!!!! America may have him on loan but he will always be our natural treasure x

  • Raz Rasmussen
    Raz Rasmussen 3 days ago +1

    He will never compare to Neil Patrick Harris!! James Corden insults Broadway and promotes his own show during the opening number. Disgraceful compared to NPH's legendary performances