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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  • Jeremiah Cockroft
    Jeremiah Cockroft 25 minutes ago

    That has to be the most uncomfortable couch I've ever seen

  • Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall Hour ago +1

    BEETLEJUICE! !!!!!!!

  • 12 05
    12 05 3 hours ago

    the subtitle is trash

  • Mark
    Mark 2 days ago


    ok why does lydia have a phone in her hand right now

  • Joshua Williams
    Joshua Williams 2 days ago +1

    James Vs Neil Patrick Harris 2020 Tony awards

  • orionh3000
    orionh3000 3 days ago

    i thought the tony awards went bankrupt or out of business or something because noone was/is interested in them.??? overall i thought the show was boring and i wanted my time back.

  • Hot Poolboy
    Hot Poolboy 4 days ago

    HI , not trying to hate but as someone with no musical talent or knowledge whatsoever his singing sounds kind of bad to me ? It sounds more like loud speaking imo...

  • imallout ofgin
    imallout ofgin 6 days ago

    Oh he smashed it this year. Brilliant.

  • generic person
    generic person 6 days ago +1

    5:50 they all have iPhones I didn’t notice the product placement.

  • Adcro from TikTok
    Adcro from TikTok 7 days ago

    Although the sentiment about the live theatre being better is true... for some of us we won't ever get to even get to a city where these shows are on, or never be able to afford tickets, so we'll literally never see any of these amazing shows unless shows start doing more official recordings.

  • Enya Williams
    Enya Williams 7 days ago

    ok boomer

  • Mac Bolan
    Mac Bolan 8 days ago

    Is it me, or are those female dancers incredibly sexy?

  • IWillBeHers
    IWillBeHers 8 days ago +9

    I can just imagine James Corden doing this entire opening number in his shower every night for a month before the ceremony.

  • Quincy.Seagull
    Quincy.Seagull 8 days ago


  • Podgester
    Podgester 8 days ago

    Always trying to 1 up Neil’s 2012 opening but no one can. Plus he didn’t take a photo with me when I asked him so fuck James.

  • mazie
    mazie 9 days ago


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    mazie 9 days ago


  • Linda Thalman
    Linda Thalman 11 days ago +1

    James is live and alive and brilliant. Re-watching an amazing opening. Merci. Lili Kiki from France.

  • Andrew McCarthy
    Andrew McCarthy 11 days ago

    doesn't get old

  • No no no
    No no no 11 days ago +1

    Niel Patrick Harris is Way fucking better at This thing

  • luna laluna
    luna laluna 13 days ago

    i would pay for broadway prime

  • jillian nicole
    jillian nicole 13 days ago

    I screamed at the Bryan Cranston part 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Mathew
    Mathew 14 days ago

    2013 Opening was the best

  • OptimusWombat
    OptimusWombat 14 days ago

    He's come a long way since Gavin and Stacey.

  • Blackblizard08
    Blackblizard08 14 days ago


  • Mac Bolan
    Mac Bolan 14 days ago

    James' openings are really better than Neil's.

  • Carolina Horta
    Carolina Horta 16 days ago

    Alex Brightman xD

  • Gillian Landry
    Gillian Landry 18 days ago +1

    He's pretty light on his feet for such a chubby guy

  • Jp M
    Jp M 18 days ago +1

    Really really nice.. I like James a lot and this opening is amazing. I have to be honest though, NPH, 2013 Tony awards opening is still my favorite :)

  • W B
    W B 19 days ago +1

    James you're fucking awesome dude. A true entertainer.

  • Lucky Luc
    Lucky Luc 19 days ago

    I can't... with Bryan Cranston had to go to the bathroom haha

  • Eva Botsman
    Eva Botsman 20 days ago

    I'm an easy person I see Alex brightman i click

  • Walter Wanderlust
    Walter Wanderlust 21 day ago +2

    Best Opening Awards Ever ! James is in another level.

  • tokyobaek
    tokyobaek 21 day ago +1

    sophie anne caruso is so tiny my BBY

  • MerpDaDerp830
    MerpDaDerp830 21 day ago

    His face at the end was simply amazing!! Ah... I know that feeling. Sure on the technical side, it’s a lil different... but the pay off it is more than the same. Putting on a show and listening to the cheers for the final bow, ah, so proud and so amazed by everyones hard work. I put on my last high school musical just a month ago, Fiddler On The Roof, and the final curtain call definitely was a tear jerker. Man, amazing job James. You did better than amazing!

  • Hannah Gadlage
    Hannah Gadlage 22 days ago

    That high note was amazing !

  • Liam Pearmain
    Liam Pearmain 22 days ago +2

    Holy Shit the amount of time that must’ve gone into this from James to remember every word at the perfect time & all the choreography. And then seeing him hold back those tears at the end as he got a standing ovation. So respectable! James deserves all he has now - such a great, hard working man.

  • Ainsley King
    Ainsley King 25 days ago +1

    I am sure that this is good, but nothing will beat NPH in my eyes.

  • harry chikwado
    harry chikwado 26 days ago

    Imagine if combines with Neil Patrick Harris. No doubt legendary

  • Ellie Ernsteen
    Ellie Ernsteen 26 days ago

    NPH's was better

  • emily whitson
    emily whitson 26 days ago +3

    It’s live beetlejuice cast comes on well now it’s dead

  • Cecily Cleaves
    Cecily Cleaves 26 days ago

    as much as I feel like James Corden takes over everywhere and I hate that this number is fabulous. I love the little Patti LuPone dig that made me chuckle

  • Arianna Alonso
    Arianna Alonso 27 days ago

    James Corden will always be the perfect host for the Tony awards. You can easily see how much passion he has for theatre

  • Meg Addams
    Meg Addams 27 days ago

    Why was Beetlejuice staring into my soul?

  • Charlie Fischer
    Charlie Fischer Month ago

    5:26 gives me goosebumps

  • Abigail
    Abigail Month ago +1

    That was a well deserved 50 second standing ovation. Yes.

  • PHILAM26
    PHILAM26 Month ago

    Who is the male back up dancer behind james? The brunette guy he is hot. Looks like marky mark

  • Krissi1996
    Krissi1996 Month ago

    8:17 gave me chills

  • euga
    euga Month ago +1

    Tony's are the best award show and best audience

  • Sheng-Yuan Music
    Sheng-Yuan Music Month ago

    Did James write this song? Melody and words?

  • Mia Clare
    Mia Clare Month ago +3

    Alex Brightman is staring right into my soul and I'm okay with that

  • Emily Hall
    Emily Hall Month ago

    when he said ass not arse but in an English accent lmao

  • Mush Mello
    Mush Mello Month ago

    „James, I think I‘m a bit more qualified to answer that question. I‘ve won a tony“

  • Gypsy 2166
    Gypsy 2166 Month ago

    WOW!! This guy is amazing!

  • Steve Armstrong
    Steve Armstrong Month ago

    You know it's not that good when no one wanted to stand up for an encore. Like a pity ovation. where's Neil when you need him?

  • Kimberley Lewis
    Kimberley Lewis Month ago

    I absolutely love this. This is one of the things I would of loved to watched in real life!!! James Corden you make us british lot proud!

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  • Elijah Feliciano
    Elijah Feliciano Month ago

    Fudge all his jokes I totally respect him because of this performance!

  • Prasath GJ
    Prasath GJ Month ago

    Yay...I saw Sara bareiles,🤩