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.


  • Michelle Tetreault

    Michelle Tetreault

    Vor 11 Stunden

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

  • Sarah Chalk

    Sarah Chalk

    Vor 15 Stunden

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

  • Ruby Kruss

    Ruby Kruss

    Vor 22 Stunden

    Just got chills

  • ReeceAUS


    Vor Tag

    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

    Vor Tag

    The thumbnail, everyone looks normal except... BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE

  • SweetCaroline191


    Vor Tag

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

  • Tomas Machourek

    Tomas Machourek

    Vor Tag

    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

    Vor Tag

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

  • Georgia !

    Georgia !

    Vor 2 Tage

    9:51 Jame’s laugh, the best part!

  • Nahuel Martínez

    Nahuel Martínez

    Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Ekene Anonyai

    Ekene Anonyai

    Vor 2 Tage


  • Matt Cotton

    Matt Cotton

    Vor 2 Tage

    Umm no

  • Zara Pamboukhtchian

    Zara Pamboukhtchian

    Vor 2 Tage

    The irony of watching this on DEdownload isn’t lost on me.

  • Den Mar

    Den Mar

    Vor 2 Tage

    His face of emotion at the end is everything ♥

  • Vera G.

    Vera G.

    Vor 2 Tage

    James cordon plugging in that self promo is everything I ever needed in life

  • iWhacko


    Vor 2 Tage

    NPH is better

  • Sprinkle Sheet

    Sprinkle Sheet

    Vor 2 Tage

    I love how Alex brightmen is just giving the camera the death stare the entire time!

  • Kara 1

    Kara 1

    Vor 2 Tage

    Love James Corden! I can't wait to hear him in more voice overs, see him in more movies, & all his fun late late night shows! He's so very talented & i can't stop laughing when i watch him! He's absolutely one of a kind!

  • Never.2.Shabby


    Vor 2 Tage

    James Cordon .. Multi talented. Luv his early work !

  • jopol14


    Vor 2 Tage

    James Corden is pure talent. Funny, witty, you can see his passion and dedication he put in, in every show especially in this performance. He earned everyone's respect in the audience.

  • bluefox99887


    Vor 2 Tage

    His little character break at the end during the standing ovation was so cute! 😊

  • Isabelle Etiévant

    Isabelle Etiévant

    Vor 2 Tage

    does he pay for these comments or what?

  • Dewald Minnie

    Dewald Minnie

    Vor 2 Tage

    Searching "Patty LuPone phone" next

  • Dewald Minnie

    Dewald Minnie

    Vor 2 Tage

    That made me beam at my screen like a blithering idiot. Well done.

  • R D

    R D

    Vor 2 Tage

    When did it become so difficult to just enjoy a thing? Or at least silently ALLOW other people to enjoy a thing. Who knew?

  • Mike Kinsey

    Mike Kinsey

    Vor 2 Tage

    Corden is the man

  • Joseph Walther

    Joseph Walther

    Vor 3 Tage

    James loved it.

  • Francis Acupan

    Francis Acupan

    Vor 3 Tage

    that was fun!

  • Megan O'Connell

    Megan O'Connell

    Vor 3 Tage

    That was heartwarming af and I want to see another broadway show immediately

  • MoonPrsmSpoopy


    Vor 3 Tage

    Omg this made me so happy I almost cried! The look on his face when he got a standing ovation just melted my heart! He’s so precious and did such an amazing job!!!! 💖

  • Raziel Uchiha

    Raziel Uchiha

    Vor 3 Tage

    I'm sorry, bit when theseblatw night show hosts start doing musical numbers at these events I find it cringey. Why can't they do a funny monologue? Jeez

  • Shannon Peeling

    Shannon Peeling

    Vor 3 Tage


  • Selim Ibadi

    Selim Ibadi

    Vor 3 Tage

    I am NOT going to gym again ! Thanks James for inspiring me 😍👍

  • Linda Poli

    Linda Poli

    Vor 3 Tage


  • Lady Nocturnal

    Lady Nocturnal

    Vor 4 Tage

    My favorite man 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Gurneak Sangha

    Gurneak Sangha

    Vor 4 Tage

    It was alright. You people need to go watch some of Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman's openings.

  • Random Tube

    Random Tube

    Vor 4 Tage

    Aww, bless him.

  • Cap Colombie

    Cap Colombie

    Vor 4 Tage

    Why do the Yanks love this fat no talent unfunny twat so much?

  • Angie K

    Angie K

    Vor 4 Tage

    Im so done with hosting...all he does is pant

  • SevenPhotons


    Vor 4 Tage

    Those female dancers are GORGEOUS.

  • Truth Truth

    Truth Truth

    Vor 4 Tage

    Please make this stop🤦‍♂️ Luckily, 2 seconds in I ended it.

  • pablo just pablo

    pablo just pablo

    Vor 4 Tage

    My friend drank everytime he said "LIVE" he died from alcohol poisoning RIP

  • Anu Jalan

    Anu Jalan

    Vor 4 Tage

    If you need any more reasons to love James Corden... So much love. TBH , this is the first time I had a tear in my eye watching him. Xoxox

  • Michele Hargesheimer

    Michele Hargesheimer

    Vor 4 Tage

    Look how cute he giggled at the end i love him

  • kecISme


    Vor 4 Tage

    “Gotta leave jersey no later than five...” this is highly accurate for someone who lives in jersey planning on going to see a show in NYC, crazy shit happens during peak hour

  • Helmut Fritze

    Helmut Fritze

    Vor 4 Tage


  • Amy Ahn

    Amy Ahn

    Vor 4 Tage

    Law and order corpses?! 😂😂✋🏻

  • Frankie McGill

    Frankie McGill

    Vor 4 Tage

    Bryan Cranston 😂🤷🏻‍♀️💖😘

  • Scarlett Seymour

    Scarlett Seymour

    Vor 4 Tage

    I love his freaked out look when Beetlejuice just stares at him creepily😂

  • sleepyjedi


    Vor 4 Tage

    I gotta say that actor who plays Beetlejuice looks creepy as hell. Well done, sir!

  • elder cornflakes

    elder cornflakes

    Vor 5 Tage

    That's the most bipolar thing I've ever seen

  • Lintang Cahyaningsih

    Lintang Cahyaningsih

    Vor 5 Tage

    I miss NPH's Tony opening numbers :(

  • meaTbuN


    Vor 5 Tage

    James looked so gosh darn happy at the end when everyone was standing omg I'm soft

  • Gus Taylor

    Gus Taylor

    Vor 5 Tage

    amazing performance of James and all the cast....is so good

  • 63gemgirl


    Vor 5 Tage

    I love James Corden and he's so funny and talented!

  • Patrick


    Vor 5 Tage

    I can watch this over and over again. Thank God for James Corden

  • Mauwy


    Vor 5 Tage

    Had my 1st taste of theater/musical when I was 12 and always felt alive whenever I go back to watching! (Yeps nevermind if its not cheap lols) Thank you, James this was too beautiful 🥰😍

  • Hey its Renee !

    Hey its Renee !

    Vor 5 Tage

    Why does it look like Beetlejuice is staring into my ducking soul

  • mac_tíre_aonair


    Vor 6 Tage

    What a fantastic performance from James. I always knew him to be simply brilliant at what he does, but this was just incredible. Well done Mr. Corden.

  • Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze

    Vor 6 Tage


  • Diana Princess

    Diana Princess

    Vor 6 Tage

    James Corden you are on 🔥🔥🔥 Awesome.!!!! 💯👌

  • Hanamichi Sakuragi

    Hanamichi Sakuragi

    Vor 6 Tage

    Watching this made me gay

  • Angel Goldstein

    Angel Goldstein

    Vor 6 Tage

    *Beetlejuice cast comes in* Me: My babiesss

  • Jeff Manning

    Jeff Manning

    Vor 6 Tage

    Wow! What more can you say. That was phenomenal!

  • Usorth


    Vor 6 Tage

    Oh god, that Network reference was brilliant!

  • Kami The Lami

    Kami The Lami

    Vor 6 Tage

    I really enjoy James Corden.. But I just don't like his Openings for the Tonys.. His looks Lazy next to Neil Patrick Harris's openings.

  • Evee Beardsworth

    Evee Beardsworth

    Vor 6 Tage

    Anyone else just give their computer a standing ovation?

  • Essence Nicole

    Essence Nicole

    Vor 6 Tage

    Okaaaaayyyyy!!!! Brava!!

  • Creative Life

    Creative Life

    Vor 6 Tage

    Fabulous!! 🙌🏾

  • humitox


    Vor 6 Tage

    I was kinda hopping neil patric apears

  • Nancy Bryce

    Nancy Bryce

    Vor 6 Tage

    Hes just great, it's that simple

  • JP Hacker

    JP Hacker

    Vor 6 Tage


  • Ching-Hang Cheung

    Ching-Hang Cheung

    Vor 6 Tage

    What a performance! Corden nails it once again.👊🏾

  • William Lee

    William Lee

    Vor 6 Tage


  • Brand


    Vor 6 Tage

    Oh my god that was amazing

  • Elaine Guerra Collazo

    Elaine Guerra Collazo

    Vor 6 Tage

    James U rocks!!!!

  • Stuart Bright

    Stuart Bright

    Vor 6 Tage

    only way to make it better, huge ack cor a line will james have 3 doctors?

  • Alisha Roberts

    Alisha Roberts

    Vor 6 Tage

    I honestly expected him to start shouting at the end “OK EVERYBODY OFF GO NOW HURRY UP EVERYBODY GET OFF THE STAGE”

  • Leonardo Talavera

    Leonardo Talavera

    Vor 7 Tage

    I wish they would film 1 of the performances of an original Broadway show and sell that so that we poor folk could enjoy it.

  • Sonia Colinot

    Sonia Colinot

    Vor 7 Tage


  • 1212 Three

    1212 Three

    Vor 7 Tage


  • PDZ1028


    Vor 7 Tage

    James Corden is brilliant; he sings, he dances (that split!); his performance is pure pleasure! I'd love to know who wrote the lyrics to this stunning opening number.

  • Patrick Jenkins

    Patrick Jenkins

    Vor 7 Tage

    🗿 Honestly, it's encouraging to see people who are SO OVERJOYED that they moved to the United States. That must be an AWESOME state of mind. 👏🙄 If only that sensation came in liquid or pill form....

  • Izzi Harris

    Izzi Harris

    Vor 7 Tage

    He’s right Fleabag is really good

  • Jokeren9988


    Vor 7 Tage

    Even doh this was pretty good nothing beats Neil Patrick.

  • Del Cee

    Del Cee

    Vor 7 Tage

    So good! Can't wait to watch it all on Amazon! ;-) tee hee!

  • Turtle on the sun

    Turtle on the sun

    Vor 7 Tage

    I know I'm gonna get a lot of hate but I didn't think it was that good.

  • chandre clarke

    chandre clarke

    Vor 7 Tage

    James makes me want to watch Broadway or any live show... Starting too love this guy more more

  • Static CentreHalf

    Static CentreHalf

    Vor 7 Tage

    I'm sorry, I know he divides opinion but his talent is off the scale. From 'Gavin & Stacey" via his Sport/Comic Relief genius sketches to his show in the U.S. and now this. Oh, and a shit load of hard work to boot.

  • T L

    T L

    Vor 8 Tage

    Woo old Greg, santino Fontana 💖 Also that girl from glee project? :0

  • denny greeney

    denny greeney

    Vor 8 Tage

    Dude you freaken can beat down all the mean girls around you. you got it, just wipe your face and hit them in the boob. They go down every time. trust me.

  • yourhypotheticalhusband


    Vor 8 Tage


  • Alberto Pompeo

    Alberto Pompeo

    Vor 8 Tage




    Vor 8 Tage

    Not sure why, but literally time I watch this I get emotional! 😭 he did soooo well🎉

  • Breno Bacci

    Breno Bacci

    Vor 8 Tage

    We should pay people to go to the theater, music concerts and sports events. I'm not kidding. Robots do our shit now. Theater tickets are expensive. Extremely good theater needs fairly bad local theater to make the best better, but most people don't have jobs or money to attend cultural events. What's the point of having great live entertainment if only a few privileged bastards can afford to experience them? It's the same thing that happened with Henry Ford about 100 years ago. I live in a medium-sized city that has at least 4 or 5 professional plays on 3 or 4 proper theaters going on every weekend. The price is 6 times as much as the movieplex, and I've been to neither in the past 5 years or so. I've loved cinema and arts since I was born, so is not like I don't want to go. The price is just prohibitive for regular people, even though I think the artists deserve every cent. Now if I want to buy a car, get married or have children, there's plenty of subsidy for that. For experiencing art and broadening my horizons, there's no incentive at all. This has to change, otherwise we're already on Brave New World days. And as a 'gray', I tell you we're not fucking happy. Thank Jah for TV, streaming and piratebay though. At least this non-live crap I can afford.

  • eliza van Gerbig

    eliza van Gerbig

    Vor 8 Tage

    Oh James, You are irreplaceable as are all the theatre actors with you. BRAVO!

  • Pang Ren Tan

    Pang Ren Tan

    Vor 8 Tage

    hmm.... well maybe not game of thrones.

  • Ellen Ciompi

    Ellen Ciompi

    Vor 8 Tage

    Those dancers....legs for days, muscle & grace...the men lifting James Corden with ease, the ladies in 3" heels...and all with a smile, even while they're singing. Incredible.

  • Essence Thomas

    Essence Thomas

    Vor 7 Tage

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Yes indeed

  • Alexis 9900

    Alexis 9900

    Vor 8 Tage

    How can anyone be so mean spirited and negative to give a thumbs down for this talented brilliant performance? Come on people!

  • Static CentreHalf

    Static CentreHalf

    Vor 7 Tage

    Well said, could not possibly agree with you more!

  • Lynne G

    Lynne G

    Vor 8 Tage

    That was 10 minutes too long....

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