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


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.


  • Lily Gazou

    Lily Gazou

    6 hours 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

    Victoria Theodore

    7 hours ago

    That was sooooo fun!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I see you #katherineroarty !!!

  • Robyn Ruttenberg

    Robyn Ruttenberg

    7 hours ago

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

  • Ella Mariano

    Ella Mariano

    9 hours ago

    I almost cried omg james u did great

  • Practical Law Channel

    Practical Law Channel

    9 hours ago

    Yowsers. Did he mention Rick and Morty? Nice! @RickAndMorty

  • Erica Riley

    Erica Riley

    9 hours ago

    Great performance.

  • ocd 12354

    ocd 12354

    9 hours ago

    Pretty good

  • Walter Mosca

    Walter Mosca

    10 hours ago

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

  • Becky Halvorsen

    Becky Halvorsen

    10 hours ago

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

  • Tee Mac

    Tee Mac

    11 hours 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

    11 hours ago

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

  • Mark Newman

    Mark Newman

    12 hours ago

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

  • Adriana B.

    Adriana B.

    13 hours ago


  • pam0626


    13 hours ago

    I wish the Oscars were this relaxed.

  • Joe Gamba

    Joe Gamba

    15 hours 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

    16 hours ago

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

  • jennifer curtis

    jennifer curtis

    16 hours ago

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

  • Bar Rez

    Bar Rez

    16 hours 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

    17 hours ago


  • enrique iglesias heartbeat

    enrique iglesias heartbeat

    19 hours ago

    WoooooW...!!! "I Love you, did I ever tell ya? You make it Better like that.. "

  • Reading is Magic! TV

    Reading is Magic! TV

    19 hours ago

    Wow, James! You got through all those lyrics and choreography - what an opener!

  • Sue Allen

    Sue Allen

    20 hours ago

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

  • MS


    20 hours ago


  • M3 m3 m3

    M3 m3 m3

    20 hours ago

    That was simply sensational!!!!

  • HiLucyHere


    21 hour ago


  • yeni toy

    yeni toy

    21 hour ago

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

  • Kobina Mbeah

    Kobina Mbeah

    21 hour ago

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

  • Sanfranshelley & Jolie

    Sanfranshelley & Jolie

    22 hours ago

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

  • Sanfranshelley & Jolie

    Sanfranshelley & Jolie

    22 hours ago

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

  • BigJetPlane13


    22 hours ago

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

  • Edmund Singleton

    Edmund Singleton

    22 hours 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

    23 hours ago

    james was made for this

  • Lofty Standards

    Lofty Standards

    Day ago

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

  • George Rady

    George Rady

    Day 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

    Day ago




    Day ago

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

  • Ian dlV

    Ian dlV

    Day ago

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

  • joeh tom

    joeh tom

    Day ago

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

  • PoppyCorn144


    Day 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


    Day ago

    cheesy and boring

  • Lyrics n Stuff

    Lyrics n Stuff

    Day ago

    8:00 wtf this some black magic

  • Northern Woman

    Northern Woman

    Day 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

    Day ago


  • Sue ojeda

    Sue ojeda

    Day ago

    Yuck 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢

  • foolsgo1d


    Day ago

    coolcoolcool im not crYING

  • tatt oo sticker

    tatt oo sticker

    Day ago

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

  • Sylvia Mckinley

    Sylvia Mckinley

    Day ago

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

  • Paulina Undurraga

    Paulina Undurraga

    Day ago

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

  • MeyerVision


    Day ago

    whoa nelly

  • iamthebatmads


    Day ago

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

  • Maaike Buning

    Maaike Buning

    Day 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

    Day ago

    Oh how far he has come..amazing really.

  • Ali Delgado

    Ali Delgado

    Day ago

    This man is simply brilliant.

  • Sue Edwards

    Sue Edwards

    Day ago

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

  • warriorcatsfan14


    Day ago


  • Carolina Ines De Vivo

    Carolina Ines De Vivo

    Day ago

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

  • James Smithe

    James Smithe

    Day ago

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

  • DAwu不是大大


    Day ago

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

  • AwesomeAlex! Adam

    AwesomeAlex! Adam

    Day ago

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

  • T Stanton

    T Stanton

    Day ago


  • Artistic Endeavors

    Artistic Endeavors

    Day ago

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

  • Samir Jani

    Samir Jani

    Day ago

    someone send this guy a diet plan.

  • GuideBeauté Jeu

    GuideBeauté Jeu

    Day ago

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

  • ll c

    ll c

    Day ago

    I like the other guy better

  • A.J. 232737

    A.J. 232737

    Day 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

    Day ago

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

  • david bradley

    david bradley

    Day 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

    Day ago

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

  • paul w

    paul w

    2 days ago

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

  • Suzannah E.H

    Suzannah E.H

    2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

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

  • ginnylin


    2 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

    2 days ago

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

  • Koko Ya

    Koko Ya

    2 days ago

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

  • janie camacho

    janie camacho

    2 days ago

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

  • Derek Laughlin

    Derek Laughlin

    2 days ago

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

  • pope 1960

    pope 1960

    2 days ago

    ああ、面白かった!字幕があったらもっとよかったのに。 トニー賞中継を日本のテレビ局も放送して欲しい。

  • Matt Krath

    Matt Krath

    2 days ago

    The irony is that I'm enjoying this via USdownload 6 days later...

  • sunnylilme


    Day ago

    I was thinking the same thing..

  • Jennifer Ellenberger

    Jennifer Ellenberger

    Day ago

    Yup me too

  • Cornelius White

    Cornelius White

    Day ago

    here here! ;)

  • Ayanna Fraley Moore

    Ayanna Fraley Moore

    2 days ago

    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.

    family tea and lots of yarn.

    2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

    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

  • Nobody Interesting

    Nobody Interesting

    2 days ago

    To do what James Corden did is every performer’s dream

  • Yasmin Kasim

    Yasmin Kasim

    2 days ago

    Well done 🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • kstamps410


    2 days ago

    That was sooo excellent! I teared up 😊.

  • Meg Beth

    Meg Beth

    2 days ago

    James killed this!

  • Koko Mmc

    Koko Mmc

    2 days ago


  • Weight Loss Dietitian

    Weight Loss Dietitian

    2 days ago

    Thank you for a wonderful picture

  • RamonaAnne


    2 days ago

    Geez this is boring.

  • melissa saint

    melissa saint

    2 days ago

    Who here caught that the "Bloated as Hell" line was a reference to the 1976 anti-tv satire "Network" ? In it Tv is described as "indifferent to suffering, insensitive to joy...reducing all of life to the rubble of banality." It was developed into a play, and ran in 2017 with Cranston in the lead role.

  • CM Laki

    CM Laki

    2 days ago

    TV: "You pay us so much more money than the theatre." Yes, but guessing the people on TV would give up their career to play Broadway.

  • YoSoyMami


    Day ago

    If money wasn't a factor? In a split second...

  • Hello. My mind is filled with spiders

    Hello. My mind is filled with spiders

    2 days ago

    It is funny that the vast majority of people will not see this live and in person

  • doobiewah357


    2 days ago

    Nobody watches awards shows anymore except the sodomites.

  • Ryan Matthews

    Ryan Matthews

    2 days ago

    i can almost forget hating him

  • Kristin Becks

    Kristin Becks

    2 days ago

    He was sooooooo AMAZING!!!!! Best opening ever!!

  • Aditya Venkat

    Aditya Venkat

    2 days ago

    Literally why the theatre is the best 💜

  • KINGBO1666


    2 days ago

    Damm he must be cloned he is on everything

  • Meghan


    2 days ago

    9:42 this feeling is exactly why I perform. There’s nothing quite like it. It’s a mix between the rush of a rollercoaster and the pride of seeing something you’ve made

  • hitmonkey


    2 days ago

    The irony of watching this through a screen

  • Mike Heslop

    Mike Heslop

    2 days ago

    Beautifully warm. Perfect theatre for TV? Just maybe!

  • June Pearl

    June Pearl

    2 days ago

    I love James Cordon. He's just fun to watch. I think the sound wasn't very good on this. I kept waiting for them to turn his mic on. But he did a great job as always.

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