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

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  • Published: 10 June 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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  • Sam Larsen
    Sam Larsen  9 hours back

    Alex poking his head out in the thumbnail is so adorable 🥺🥺 I’m obsessed


    Just looked at all the comments- I’m so glad everyone is bringing attention to the best part of the performance 🖤💚🖤

    • Yenelly
      Yenelly  13 hours back

      I really love James! Performing and show business is his dream and you can tell he’s enjoying the hell out of it🙌🏼 so happy for him

      • Beth M
        Beth M  15 hours back

        What I absolutely love about all of the openings James has done, including this one is that you can feel his genuine want to do nothing more than celebrate an art form he loves and has so much appreciation for. He also always finds a way to showcase every show, so many nominees, and the other hard working performers in the industry. He makes it about so much more than himself and it couldn't be more refreshing.
        Also the way he tears up at the end: you KNOW it's such an overwhelming moment and it's such a genuine reaction.

        • WeirdoisME
          WeirdoisME  2 days back

          Alex Brightman's face in the bathroom is me literally every day at 5:46

          • Delicious Food
            Delicious Food  2 days back

            IF THE BJ CAST LITERALLY PICKED ME UP AFTER I FELL I WOULD DIE-

            • Jane
              Jane  2 days back

              James Corden’s emotion makes me emotional

              • Alex Oliveira
                Alex Oliveira  3 days back

                Vem no Brasil fazer um musical na cidade de Belo Horizonte MG.

                • nonno2
                  nonno2  3 days back

                  The dissapointment when NPH isnt in the show. Give us Niel! <3

                  • Laura Underwood
                    Laura Underwood  3 days back

                    His Joy is infectious!

                    • Madeleine Raines
                      Madeleine Raines  3 days back

                      I saw alex and came here

                      • KNow to Code
                        KNow to Code  4 days back

                        I just spotted Ben Platt!

                        • Roasted in March
                          Roasted in March  6 days back

                          What did hadestown say in the background at 3:50

                          • Jaylyn
                            Jaylyn  6 days back

                            THAT WAS FANTASTIC!!!! CONGRATULATIONS JAMES AND DANCE TROUPE. BRAVO👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

                            • coastertron
                              coastertron  6 days back

                              Sure, it's not the 2013 opening but my god he still did great.

                              • May Kane
                                May Kane  1 weeks back

                                How wonderful!!! feel so creative !!! I give all the crew a great ovation!!!

                                • Spud Mash
                                  Spud Mash  1 weeks back

                                  Another reminder that Beetlejuice was robbed

                                  • SanioraDuc
                                    SanioraDuc  1 weeks back

                                    He can actually sing yo!

                                    • RIxT eu
                                      RIxT eu  1 weeks back

                                      I love him but no one will ever be better than NPH

                                      • Nehemiah Reese
                                        Nehemiah Reese  1 weeks back

                                        Am I the only one who recognized the hello dolly intro in the beginning I love that show lol

                                        • Donald Odom III
                                          Donald Odom III  1 weeks back

                                          Interesting mic placement on Corden.

                                          • Nobody
                                            Nobody  2 weeks back

                                            I WANNA CRY FOR JAMES CORDEN DAMN 🥺

                                            • Butter Nut
                                              Butter Nut  2 weeks back

                                              What an effort he put in!

                                              • Jeremy Iwanyszyn
                                                Jeremy Iwanyszyn  2 weeks back

                                                I laughed so hard when Richie jervaise called him a fat pussy

                                                • Bamboo Zhao
                                                  Bamboo Zhao  2 weeks back

                                                  He is not as skillful as NPH

                                                  • Olivia Allport
                                                    Olivia Allport  2 weeks back

                                                    SMITHY IS PREFORMING AT THE TONY AWARDS

                                                    • Wolf Valley
                                                      Wolf Valley  2 weeks back

                                                      Alex’s facial expressions are amazing and hilarious

                                                      • Daniel Villacorte
                                                        Daniel Villacorte  2 weeks back

                                                        Im a simple man. I see James, I click.

                                                        • Vero Mac
                                                          Vero Mac  2 weeks back

                                                          Way to go James!! That was absolutely stunning! Bravo!!

                                                          • laura courtois
                                                            laura courtois  2 weeks back

                                                            Is it Idina Menzel at the begining " You have 24601 shows remaining James"

                                                            • Mis videos
                                                              Mis videos  2 weeks back

                                                              Son, sin duda, los mejores. Espectacular y fantastico numero musical!!!!!!!!!!

                                                              • Erin Vinson
                                                                Erin Vinson  3 weeks back

                                                                James - Brian... Brian... Where are you going? Brian - To the bathroom James - The show just literally started! Cant you hold it?

                                                                • El Jordinio
                                                                  El Jordinio  3 weeks back

                                                                  Yay James Corden!! That was a great way to open the Tony Awards! U should b so proud of yourself dude!

                                                                  • CorsetGrace
                                                                    CorsetGrace  3 weeks back

                                                                    Super talented.

                                                                    • Ruby Paige
                                                                      Ruby Paige  3 weeks back

                                                                      His giggle at the end 🥺🥺

                                                                      • Elissa Solignac
                                                                        Elissa Solignac  3 weeks back

                                                                        From Doctor Who to this wow 🥺

                                                                        • Chris Su
                                                                          Chris Su  3 weeks back

                                                                          James Corden should host the Oscars someday

                                                                          • Jeepman89
                                                                            Jeepman89  3 weeks back

                                                                            Corden is in our faces too much. Worse than the Kardashians.

                                                                            • jen monami
                                                                              jen monami  4 weeks back

                                                                              Big thumbs up! He can sing, act, super funny..etc

                                                                              • jkbkjnj kjhkjbnjk
                                                                                jkbkjnj kjhkjbnjk  4 weeks back

                                                                                this sucks after watching Neil paretic Harris' opening

                                                                                • Mebanjop Sun
                                                                                  Mebanjop Sun  4 weeks back

                                                                                  James, the gayest straight man I've ever seen. Lol <3

                                                                                  • KaterinaTalantliva
                                                                                    KaterinaTalantliva  4 weeks back

                                                                                    omg i really wanted to go to the theatre!

                                                                                    • Blaze 9029
                                                                                      Blaze 9029  4 weeks back

                                                                                      I still think that 2013's Neil Patrick Harris is better.

                                                                                      • karen mogollon
                                                                                        karen mogollon  4 weeks back

                                                                                        bravo maestro

                                                                                        • Rin Isghei
                                                                                          Rin Isghei  4 weeks back

                                                                                          How Alex Brightman tried to stay in front of the camera for as long as possible tho, like, what a trooper man. We'll all miss Beej.

                                                                                          • Gretchen Derfler
                                                                                            Gretchen Derfler  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Wonderful opening.

                                                                                            • Beetlejuice And Lydia
                                                                                              Beetlejuice And Lydia  4 weeks back

                                                                                              3:31 Alex, Kerry, David, Leslie, Adam and Sophia come in to help up James . Then James and Alex have a staring contest . Alex won that. Then they leave . They have about 10 second screen time
                                                                                              Like if they should have more screen time in the opening proformances of the tonys

                                                                                              • Dean Jagger
                                                                                                Dean Jagger  4 weeks back

                                                                                                It Great to be alive.

                                                                                                • Shahrevar
                                                                                                  Shahrevar  4 weeks back

                                                                                                  Funny how they blow their own horns each year but the quality of each and every kind of entertainment goes down the drain