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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  • America Lopez
    America Lopez 2 hours ago

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

  • The P1nk Pr1ncess
    The P1nk Pr1ncess 8 hours ago

    I wish

  • Lauren Esper
    Lauren Esper 8 hours ago

    why am i crying

  • Luna Cadena
    Luna Cadena Day ago

    1:46 he's like, "when the heck did these lady get here" oml😂😂

  • Bells Draws
    Bells Draws Day ago +5

    This song is great for celebrating how live theather is exciting, but I also wish there was a streaming platform to watch these shows since getting to NY is crazy expensive.

  • Life of Dayy
    Life of Dayy Day ago

    Chills down my spine and tears in my eyes. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  • J.D. Oldenburg
    J.D. Oldenburg Day ago


  • Sandor Kocso
    Sandor Kocso Day ago

    Just before he said the tears fill your eyes i started tearing. This man deserves all the best. He.s so awesome!

  • Xandra GC
    Xandra GC Day ago

    that was a freakin 9-minute opening song. hats off to Corden!

  • m c
    m c 2 days ago

    I don't see why a lazy comment about this chap being chubby gets 4k likes.

  • Lauren Poelman
    Lauren Poelman 3 days ago

    That was amazing

  • All Me
    All Me 3 days ago

    Watching the girls in the gold dance, I suddenly became a 'leg' man

  • Dominic Lüdin
    Dominic Lüdin 3 days ago

    pure genius!

  • Mihika Samant
    Mihika Samant 3 days ago

    He looked so happy in the end ❤️🥺

  • ileana domondon
    ileana domondon 3 days ago

    He’s sooo talented

  • Mike Munro
    Mike Munro 4 days ago

    Neil Patrick Harris did it better.

  • Jorge Pacheco
    Jorge Pacheco 5 days ago

    That was so good, made me cry at the end. I'm so proud of you James!

  • BigonBooks
    BigonBooks 5 days ago +2

    James: 'Law and Order' corpses?"
    *most members raise hands*

  • fecocsf
    fecocsf 5 days ago

    What a massive talent, what an icon, James Corden 👏

  • Adrienne McCue
    Adrienne McCue 5 days ago

    Wow, I just adore James!

  • Cgb0813
    Cgb0813 5 days ago +1

    So happy for James like he deserves everything 😭❤️

  • Suçons
    Suçons 5 days ago +1

    yup, neil patrick harrison still has the crown for best opening song.
    good try james

  • El Sanchez
    El Sanchez 5 days ago

    You're awesome and great at everything, James Corden!! Funny and Fab this is ;D

  • randomness928
    randomness928 6 days ago

    James Corden isn’t funny.

  • Victoria Comeau
    Victoria Comeau 6 days ago

    He SMASHED this! AAAAHHH! James, I'm so proud of you, this was AMAZING

  • Rebecca Findlay
    Rebecca Findlay 6 days ago

    Why is he putting on an American accent?! 😫

  • igorrrzin
    igorrrzin 7 days ago

    Whats the name of the man here: 9:20 standing on the right of James?

  • Harmonic Gem
    Harmonic Gem 7 days ago +2


  • Rica Carao
    Rica Carao 7 days ago +4

    James Corden just represents us all. He's just a massive fan of Broadway but always wanted to be on stage and look at him now !!!! So proud

  • Chloe Grace
    Chloe Grace 7 days ago +1

    It warms my heart to see how much he truly loves theatre

  • Ben Williamson
    Ben Williamson 7 days ago +1

    Nothing will ever beat Bigger by NPH in 2013... but this was good

  • Estrella Matilde
    Estrella Matilde 8 days ago


  • Ruth M
    Ruth M 8 days ago +1

    Broadway Prime...not a bad idea lol which totally defeats the purpose of the song but still

  • Ricardo Lamas
    Ricardo Lamas 8 days ago

    If he don’t host the oscars ima get mad

  • Ricardo Lamas
    Ricardo Lamas 8 days ago +1

    The best late night show host with Conan and prob Fallon too.

  • Paul Dennett
    Paul Dennett 9 days ago +1

    Lovely! Our James being marvellous as usual

    VIKASH KUMAR SHARMA 10 days ago

    Omg he so talented.

  • M H
    M H 10 days ago

    elitist nonsense

  • AZ Habibie
    AZ Habibie 10 days ago

    He's missing a lot of his queues but not missing a single cue.

  • Andrea Lim
    Andrea Lim 10 days ago +2

    Standing ovations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻so happy for James 😍it made me tear

  • Susie Que
    Susie Que 10 days ago

    WTH? This is first time my gaydar ever tazed me...

  • Cmdr Blunder001
    Cmdr Blunder001 11 days ago

    We miss u James!... come back 😘🤣

  • moja6380
    moja6380 11 days ago

    Sorry...it's good but not even close to NBH's good

  • Tuon Kakada
    Tuon Kakada 12 days ago

    How much time u took to remember the lyrics?

  • Aimee Maurer
    Aimee Maurer 12 days ago

    If he’s single I’ll take him !!!

  • Leon Dego
    Leon Dego 12 days ago

    Thank God there are Americans in this world ! Just think about how boring show business would be with them!!Thank you America for your creativity!!

  • Floyd Pinkerton
    Floyd Pinkerton 13 days ago

    4:11 that dancer just blew out his knees

  • Sharalynn Shanley
    Sharalynn Shanley 13 days ago

    James Corden always brings a true a great laugh to us all! Wow! Really he gives America much need laughter!

  • Ismail Farah
    Ismail Farah 14 days ago

    hope Sara n Josh n James host Tony's again asap.

  • Daniel Burcea
    Daniel Burcea 14 days ago

    Great show!! Waw!

  • Kageyama Recordings
    Kageyama Recordings 15 days ago

    Entertainers... The most useless of us all.
    Sad to say the least.

  • Kate Schneider
    Kate Schneider 15 days ago +1

    I think the funniest part of this is when you look at the back with the when the whole ensemble is onstage and you can clearly tell who the Beetlejuice cast members are because the entire cast is dressed in black.

  • wacky man
    wacky man 16 days ago

    the commitment to alex brightmans character i-
    bro he like makes new facial expressions and stuff idk i just bro

  • Peter Wilmot
    Peter Wilmot 16 days ago

    Fantastic performance from our James, I can' believe he's from High Wycombe!

  • kenneth boss
    kenneth boss 16 days ago

    Send Corden back to the UK where he belongs! He disrespects Americans and breaks the law ,We dont need him here! Plus he is a complete ahole. UK didn't want him anymore so the send him here!

  • Jory
    Jory 16 days ago

    Great but could you re-sync the subtitles please ? :( hard to follow

  • Renato Paxi Oyanguren
    Renato Paxi Oyanguren 17 days ago

    Great and all but... Is not Neil Patrick Harris Tony's 2013 opening

  • James D
    James D 17 days ago

    Wow. Comedy blows lately.

  • Tony M
    Tony M 17 days ago

    Bring back NPH. James sucks.

  • Eline Hegrand
    Eline Hegrand 18 days ago

    He seems so happy when they stands up and are clapping!!😭😭😍

  • Dhor16
    Dhor16 18 days ago +2

    Yeah but NPH does it Better

  • Sw yx
    Sw yx 18 days ago

    james is so incredibly talented!!

  • Mitch Gibson
    Mitch Gibson 18 days ago

    I love him in everything, but his show. Probably cause i liked Craig Ferguson that much. I love everything about James Corden, just not his show. Killed it here,

  • Makiri
    Makiri 19 days ago

    kay is small and the little jump she does as james says killing eve is really cute

  • King Kylie
    King Kylie 19 days ago +1

    its known in the industry hes a jackass lol thats why when kimmel went on his show he said hed give him money if he could name a single camerman and corden couldnt. multiple ppl who work for him say that incredibly funny and hhumble personality is an act. dont believe theatre kids people..

  • Max
    Max 19 days ago

    broadway and chill would be... deeply uncomfortable for one's seat neighbors, but not impossible

  • treblenote2
    treblenote2 19 days ago

    James Corden can do everything !! so very talented and funnie - never disappointed in any of his performances!!!

  • tomelifeisjustonebig
    tomelifeisjustonebig 19 days ago

    This would’ve been great if Neil
    Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman had hosted.

    • Eline Hegrand
      Eline Hegrand 18 days ago

      Wow, well its not so say something nice or nothing at all

  • Talle
    Talle 19 days ago

    Was it only me who instantly fell in love with the guy who gave James the drink. What a great actor/dancer!

  • Sunshine
    Sunshine 19 days ago

    This is truly a performance of a lifetime.

  • 23bobjr
    23bobjr 20 days ago

    Hes come a long way since gavin and stacey

  • Jeepman89
    Jeepman89 20 days ago

    Corden wannabe singer. Lame.

  • Hades Olympus
    Hades Olympus 20 days ago

    magnificent opening !!

  • igorrrzin
    igorrrzin 21 day ago

    Whats the name of the man here: 9:20 standing on the right of James?

  • Zachary Walker
    Zachary Walker 21 day ago +2

    I did the math... and if he really had 24,601 shows on his queue... it would take him 126 years without sleeping or taking any breaks to finnish...
    And so its impossible for him to finish it😂
    If he did it as the average American does, and watched five hours a day, it would take him 607 years!

  • Varun Biswas
    Varun Biswas 21 day ago +1

    This is the best video for me in my history of youtube watching. Period

  • Astrid Koppes
    Astrid Koppes 22 days ago

    I love this man so much! He is ADORABLE, and so talented! He can be proud of himself!

  • Brakatak Batalla
    Brakatak Batalla 22 days ago


  • bg3929Z
    bg3929Z 22 days ago

    That is a man who WENT FOR IT
    Good on you, James.

  • Vexington Leifang
    Vexington Leifang 23 days ago

    Meanwhile on American God's Techboy is rolling his eyes at New Media as her Demigod son James Corden prances across the stage.

  • 사토릴리
    사토릴리 23 days ago

    The chuckles james did at the end of his performance made me tear up a little bit. You deserve every good thing in this world, James!! My favorite late show host!!

  • Domi Nique
    Domi Nique 23 days ago +1

    well deserved standing ovations

  • Hannah Robin
    Hannah Robin 24 days ago

    The captions on this are abysmal

  • Ha Dang
    Ha Dang 24 days ago

    James should be very proud of himself. Excellent host

  • Rosie L.
    Rosie L. 24 days ago

    what do I have to do to get Lin Manuel to host I’ll do anything

  • Luke Leeson
    Luke Leeson 24 days ago

    That was great. Still not better than NPH.

  • Dev
    Dev 26 days ago +5

    I've never seen someone look as happy as James does when everyone is applauding and the standing O. This guy was MADE for this!

  • Malcolm Hollis
    Malcolm Hollis 26 days ago +3

    Congratulations you just did the best TONYs Opening Number since Neil Patrick Harris!!!

  • Michelle Tetreault
    Michelle Tetreault 27 days ago

    I honestly just love you James you’re so adorable!

  • Sarah Chalk
    Sarah Chalk 27 days ago

    It is seriously bugging me, what is the dance break number used at 4:21!

  • Ruby Kruss
    Ruby Kruss 27 days ago

    Just got chills

  • ReeceAUS
    ReeceAUS 27 days ago

    The best part about it is you know James is living out his dream preforming music in front of people. and he almost cried at the end.

  • Someone no one knows
    Someone no one knows 28 days ago +4

    The thumbnail, everyone looks normal except...

  • SweetCaroline191
    SweetCaroline191 28 days ago +2

    Oh, James... could you get more adorable or entertaining?! YOU ARE THE BEST! Thoroughly entertaining and you are so talented. 🤩

  • Tomas Machourek
    Tomas Machourek 28 days ago

    it is a nice show, but compared to the "Neil Patrick Harris - 2013 - Tony Awards Openin" it is like The Kingdom of Far Far Away .. not getting even close to that show :(

  • Maosetu tusemao
    Maosetu tusemao 28 days ago

    The Englishman has talent.. 73th will be remembered.

  • Georgia !
    Georgia ! 28 days ago

    9:51 Jame’s laugh, the best part!

  • Nahuel Martínez
    Nahuel Martínez 28 days ago

    This is so awesome. It shows how much he loves theater and it's beautiful to see him do it

  • Ekene Anonyai
    Ekene Anonyai 28 days ago +1


  • Matt Cotton
    Matt Cotton 28 days ago

    Umm no