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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Comments • 3 957

  • dionne navarro
    dionne navarro 8 hours ago

    i love smithy

  • Steve Armstrong
    Steve Armstrong Day ago

    Neil Patrick Harris is one tough act to follow.......so far. this one is just alright with me.

  • Jesse Gonzalez
    Jesse Gonzalez Day ago +1

    “WE'RE ALIVE!”
    *Beetlejuice has entered the chat*

  • reishi colleen
    reishi colleen Day ago

    Now I just need a Tony Awards night where NPH and James host together.

  • Isaac Evans
    Isaac Evans 2 days ago

    I'm not crying, your crying

  • Josh Bautista
    Josh Bautista 3 days ago

    Who did it better, James Corden or Neil Patrick Harris

  • Anung Temjen LKR
    Anung Temjen LKR 3 days ago

    I love how Fleabag is mentioned next to GoT

  • TTV_NoAlabamaSweat
    TTV_NoAlabamaSweat 4 days ago

    Neil is still better

  • Natalie Miller
    Natalie Miller 5 days ago

    Alex brightman has my heart ❤️ 😂

  • Mary Viola
    Mary Viola 5 days ago


  • Mark
    Mark 5 days ago

    Pls big pharmas can you create a newer eye drops that relieves eye strain, & refreshes and nourishes droughted cracking tired eyes due to flat screen staring...make it OTC pls
    There s so much to see...

  • Alice Lu
    Alice Lu 5 days ago

    oh thanks to you idiots I AM LIVE too!!!

  • Jessie Dawn
    Jessie Dawn 6 days ago

    Is it bad I want a Broadway prime

  • Dinosaur Chicken nuggets

    Whyyyyy did they take down the Hadestown video?? They left all the other performances up??? I am livid???

  • Becky Halvorsen
    Becky Halvorsen 8 days ago

    In the middle of watching this I realized that while this was happening live, I was sitting in a theatre watching a Broadway show!

  • Naja Tiibergh
    Naja Tiibergh 8 days ago

    2:46 omg! Is gold😂

  • Alyssa Basham
    Alyssa Basham 8 days ago

    I wish there was such thing as Broadway Chilling.

  • Linda McArthur
    Linda McArthur 9 days ago

    Bravo James brilliant opening well done!

  • music bands
    music bands 11 days ago +3

    Only James can make a song about TV sound amazing 😍😂

  • Cyn McCollum
    Cyn McCollum 11 days ago

    That was fabulous! Bravo!

  • ValleyGirl 02
    ValleyGirl 02 11 days ago

    anyone else notice corbin bleu right over james’ left shoulder at 6:00 ???😂 (but our right)

  • Oyku Tınaztepe
    Oyku Tınaztepe 11 days ago

    I love James but it reminded me NPH's opening a bit too much I guess.

  • Katie Buczak
    Katie Buczak 12 days ago

    Ahhhh!!!! JAMES CORDEN 😍😍😍😍 🔥

  • Recker's World
    Recker's World 13 days ago

    Absolutely Incredible!!!

  • Kate G. Ladrillono
    Kate G. Ladrillono 13 days ago +1

    So talented:)

  • Kristina Collins
    Kristina Collins 13 days ago

    Super proud of James! You are truly talented.

  • Sharon Maynard
    Sharon Maynard 14 days ago

    James, you did the UK bloody proud! X

  • Emely Zavala
    Emely Zavala 14 days ago

    9:39 Hi Adam 😍

  • dave lloyd
    dave lloyd 14 days ago

    Very Well Done!! Damn James (& crew), excellent performance.

  • Hanna Leise
    Hanna Leise 15 days ago

    I love the chorus line reference!! My favorite show for sure

  • Jesus Saenz
    Jesus Saenz 15 days ago

    what's the name of the guy in the left at 9:46? somebody?

  • khate Obispo
    khate Obispo 15 days ago

    why so talented james ??? 😙😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • BerriesAndBooks
    BerriesAndBooks 15 days ago +2

    “Rick and Morty,”

  • A folding chair
    A folding chair 16 days ago

    when will james get a tony smh

  • kurui. m
    kurui. m 16 days ago

    Kiloren just gave a standing ovation

  • Thomas Sheridan
    Thomas Sheridan 16 days ago +20

    “It’s live!”
    *beetlejuice has entered the chat*

  • Claire Collins
    Claire Collins 17 days ago

    James Corden in America is the Emperors new clothes. He is awful. USA please keep him forever.

  • Someone Vlogs???
    Someone Vlogs??? 17 days ago +4

    I appreciate Alex brightman for doing what he does!!

  • Chris Thomson
    Chris Thomson 17 days ago

    best host ever

  • Emily Baggins
    Emily Baggins 17 days ago +1

    4:22 for anyone wondering, the music there is sampled from A Chorus Line

  • Amar Khan
    Amar Khan 17 days ago

    I’m tearing up

  • Marissa Merrill
    Marissa Merrill 19 days ago +45

    I love how even when performing something that's not Beetlejuice Alex is still in character

  • Irene Kim
    Irene Kim 19 days ago

    It's too bad santino fontana couldn't come out as dorothy!! It must've been too difficult lol

  • Mi Poorboy
    Mi Poorboy 19 days ago

    He seriously has to have the best memory of anyone ever! He remembers everything!!!!! How is that even humanly possible??? He’s clearly a robot!!!

  • WickedIceQueen
    WickedIceQueen 19 days ago

    6:17 LMAO Santino casually bringing his phone on stage

    • WickedIceQueen
      WickedIceQueen 18 days ago

      @Irene Kim omg I am stupid hahaha

    • Irene Kim
      Irene Kim 19 days ago +1

      It's because they all took it like like a min before that 😆

  • seba jug5
    seba jug5 19 days ago +1

    it feels like im watching family guy

  • Musical Theater Lover
    Musical Theater Lover 21 day ago +50

    Alex Brightman is in character the whole time 😂 he’s staring into my soul

  • __naomi_ _
    __naomi_ _ 22 days ago

    9:39 you killed han solo

    *not cool bro*

  • Caroline Moore
    Caroline Moore 23 days ago

    He’s so incredibly TALENTED

  • chlo-chlo
    chlo-chlo 23 days ago


  • Ana _o
    Ana _o 23 days ago +4

    Can't. Stop. Watching. This. But I ain't complaining🙃

  • sw7ng
    sw7ng 23 days ago

    Neil Patrick Harris did it so much better. Watch the 2013 one people!

  • charlie Reynolds
    charlie Reynolds 23 days ago +3

    Love how a rich guy is talking about how amazing live theatre is, we get is James but not everyone had a million dollars in their bank lol

    • charlie Reynolds
      charlie Reynolds 19 days ago

      @Brian Nettelbladt lol its a joke calm down

    • Brian Nettelbladt
      Brian Nettelbladt 20 days ago

      charlie Reynolds congrats on being the only (broke) looser to be negative. You should be so proud of yourself 👏🏻👏🏻

  • Big Bulk
    Big Bulk 24 days ago

    This seems like a warm up for NPH performance.

  • Cara Grabowski
    Cara Grabowski 25 days ago +15

    the way alex brightman stares at james when they’re walking off.

  • Melanie S
    Melanie S 26 days ago +1

    I love how so many broadway show actors participated in this like Prom and Hadestown and much more!! They all deserved a standing ovation

  • flamboyant lad
    flamboyant lad 26 days ago +1

    I think that the best way to make broadway available for more people is live streaming in movie theaters (like theater hd for example)

  • Ben G
    Ben G 28 days ago

    James memorized all that and performed it LIVE! WOW!

  • milo usagi
    milo usagi 28 days ago

    Peep my boy Alex in the back