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

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


>>James: HOW MANY SHOWS LEFT ON
MY QUEUE?>>YOU HAVE 24,601 SHOWS
REMAINING, JAMES. SHALL I PLAY THEM?>>James: YES. PLAY MY CUE. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ THERE’S ONLY SO MANY SERIES YOU CAN SEE
♪ ONLY SO MANY SEASONS TO BE BINGED
♪ BEFORE YOUR EYES GLAZE OVER YOUR ASS FALLS ASLEEP
♪ AND YOUR MIND STARTS COMING UNHINGED
♪ YOU WATCH NETFLIX HULU, AMAZON
♪ ¡TIL YOU CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH PROGRAM IS ON
♪ I’M NOT SPEAKING OF NETWORK TV WHICH IS WONDERFUL, OBVIOUSLY
♪ SO WHEN YOU TIRE OF FLAT- SCREEN IMAGES OF ACTORS
♪ WHO AREN’T THERE PLAYING PARTS IN SHOWS
♪ MADE FAR AWAY AND FINISHED LONG AGO
♪ TRADE THE REMOTE FOR THE NEAR
♪ LEAVE YOUR COUCH AND TRAVEL HERE
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪ AND EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT
KIND OF SHOW ♪ THE KIND THAT’S… THE KIND THAT’S LIVE
♪ THE KIND THAT REAL LIVE PEOPLE RE-CREATE FOR YOU
♪ LIVE A SHOW THAT’S LIVE
♪ A SHOW WHERE WHEN YOU LAUGH THE CAST WILL WAIT FOR YOU
♪ ACTUAL PEOPLE IN AN ACTUAL SPACE
♪ WATCHING ACTORS WHO ARE ACTUALLY THERE
♪ IT’S SOMETHING UNIQUE TO THAT TIME AND THAT PLACE
♪ IT’S SOMETHING YOU FEEL IT’S SOMETHING YOU SHARE
♪ IT’S━- LIVE! ♪ WE DO IT LIVE! AND EVERY SINGLE MOMENT’S
♪ UNREPEATABLE LIVE! ♪ WE DO IT LIVE! IT CAN’T BE HASHTAGGED AND IT
♪ ISN’T TWEETABLE THERE IS A VISCERAL BLISS
♪ YOU ONLY GET IN A THEATER SEEING PEOPLE DO THIS:
♪ THAT’S THE BLISS FOR WHICH PERFORMERS STRIVE
♪ AND TONIGHT YOU’RE OUR GUEST AS WE HONOR THE BEST
♪ OF THE BEST WHO DO IT LIVE!>>James: GOOD EVENING
EVERYBODY, AND WELCOME TO THE 73rd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. HOST JAMES CORDEN AND TONIGHT WE
HAVE A RIF ETING– SORRY, SORRY, EXCUSE ME, EXCUSE ME, BRYAN,
BRYAN, WHAT– WHERE ARE YOU GOING? (LAUGHTER)
>>I JUST HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.>>James: NOW? I MEAN THE JOE LITERALLY JUST
STARTED. WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
OPENING NUMBER.>>I KNOW, BUT I REALLY HAVE TO
GO.>>James: REALLY? YOU CAN’T JUST WAIT.>>I’M BLOATED AS HELL AND I’M
NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE!>>James: BRYAN, BRYAN, LIVE,
WE DO IT ♪ LIVE! WE DO IT LIVE! ♪ WE SING AND DANCE AND AIN’T
TOO PROUD TO BEG FOR YOU! ♪ GET READY ¡CAUSE HERE JAMES
COMES NOW ♪ GET READY
LIVE! ♪ UNDEAD, BUT LIVE! AND QUITE PREPARED TO SHAKE AN
♪ EXTRA LEG FOR YOU! EIGHT TIMES A WEEK OUR ACTORS
♪ EXCEL AT DANCING IN HEELS WITH APLOMB
♪ EIGHT TIMES A WEEK WE GO STRAIGHT TO HELL! ♪ EIGHT TIMES A WEEK WE GO GAY
TO THE PROM! ♪ LIVE! WHEN WE REVIVE
♪ YOU CAIN’T SAY NO TO MORNINGS THIS UNMISSABLE! ♪ LIVE! YOU CAN’T CONTRIVE
♪ ANOTHER OP’NIN’ WITH A KATE MORE KISSABLE! ♪ WE WORK FOR MONTHS IN ADVANC¡!
CAUSE WHEN YOU SEE US TONIGHT ♪ WE’LL GET JUST ONE CHANCE! ♪ ♪ ♪
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>James: THAT WAS PERFECT! EVERYONE TAKE FIVE. TAKE FIVE. (LAUGHTER)
THAT WAS GOOD, I THINK. ♪ IT FEELS TIGHT, IT FEELS GOOD,
HEY, EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY, ATTENTION, LISTEN, JUST
REMEMBER, NEXT TIME WE DO IT, JUST REALLY TRY AND GET THAT
VERY– OH WAIT, I ♪ I FORGOT:
THE PERFORMERS CANNOT ♪ TAKE A BREAK ¡CAUSE
THIS IS LIVE YOU’RE NOT WATCHING
♪ A SIGNAL BEAMING NONE OF OUR SHOWS ARE STREAMING
♪ THEY DON’T JUST START ANY TIME HERE
♪ WE DON’T CHARGE VIA MONTHLY BILLING
♪ NOBODY’S ¡BROADWAY AND CHILLING’
♪ AND NO ONE’S ON BROADWAY PRIME WE ARE THE HEIRS
♪ OF A GRAND TRADITION THE STAGE IS OUR NOBLE MISSION
♪ IT RUNS DEEP IN OUR BONES WE’RE MUCH BETTER
♪ THAN TELEVISION WE VIEW IT WITH GREAT DERISION
♪ WELL, EXCEPT “GAME OF THRONES” AND “FLEABAG”
♪ AND “HANDMAID’S TALE” AND “KILLING EVE”
♪ AND “CASTLE ROCK” AND “WALKING DEAD”
♪ AND “DEAD TO ME” AND “STRANGER THINGS”
♪ AND “BETTER THINGS” AND ANYTHING
♪ THAT ENDS WITH ¡THINGS’ ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK MIRROR
♪ MARVEL’S MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL BARRY, BASKETS, BLACKISH,
♪ BILLIONS BOJACK, OZARK, DARK AND NARCOS
♪ RICK AND MORTY GRACE AND FRANKIE… AND THE LATE LATE SHOW… ♪ WITH ME, JAMES CORDEN
WEEKNIGHTS AT 12:30 ♪ RIGHT HERE ON CBS
(LAUGHTER) AMERICA’S MOST WATCHED NETWORK!>>E MY GOD, WHAT AM I DOING,
WHAT AM I SAYING, TV WAIT, TELEVISION, WAIT, WAIT, I DIDN’T
MEAN ANYTHING I JUST SAID! I DIDN’T MEAN A SINGLE WORD OF
THAT. IT IS AUDRA McDONALD MADE ME
SAY IT, OKAY. SHE DID, SHE DID. SHE DID, THE TRUTH IS, I LOVE
YOU, TV. WE ALL LOVE YOU. YOU PAY US SO MUCH MORE MONEY
THAN THE THEATER. (LAUGHTER)
LAW AND ORDER CORPSES? LOOK, LET ME LEVEL WITH YOU
ABOUT BROADWAY THE PRICE OF ♪ THE PRICE OF A TICKET IS
AWFULLY STEEP ♪ YOU BUY IT LAST MINUTE
IT STILL ISN’T CHEAP ♪ THE TRIP INTO MIDTOWN’S
A TERRIBLE DRIVE ♪ YOU GOTTA LEAVE JERSEY
NO LATER THAN 5:00 ♪ SOME THEATERS ARE CROWDED
OR NOISY OR OLD ♪ OR MAINTAINED AT
SIBERIAN LEVELS OF COLD ♪ AND THE SEATS ARE SO NARROW
THEY CRUSH LIKE A CLAMP ♪ AND WITH LIMITED LEGROOM
YOU’RE LIKELY TO CRAMP ♪ YOU CAN’T TAKE A PHOTO
YOU CAN’T USE YOUR PHONE ♪ AND IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME
ASK PATTI LUPONE ♪ AND AS FOR THE LADIES’ ROOM
I’D RECOMMEND ♪ EITHER TINKLE BEFOREHAND
OR WEAR A DEPEND ♪ BUT:
TO GAZE AT A STAGE ♪ OF PERFORMERS LIKE THESE
OR AT ANY AND ALL ♪ OF TONIGHT’S NOMINEES
TO BE IN THEIR PRESENCE ♪ AND BASK IN THEIR ART
WILL LIGHTEN YOUR SPIRIT ♪ AND GLADDEN YOUR HEART
THE LAUGHS FILL YOUR BELLY ♪ THE TEARS FILL YOUR EYES
THE HAIR ON ♪ THE BACK OF YOUR NECK
STARTS TO RISE. AND IT’S SO INDESCRIBABLY
♪ PLEASANT YOU’RE IN THE MOMENT
♪ AND TOTALLY PRESENT YOU GO TO A SHOW
♪ ¡CAUSE THE SHOW LETS YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE HERE
♪ AND YOU’RE NOW AND YOU’RE REAL
♪ AND YOU FEEL ALIVE
♪ AHH YOU FEEL ALIVE! ♪ YOU FEEL A SENSE OF WONDER
REAWAKE IN YOU! ♪ ALIVE! YOU COME ALIVE
♪ TO COME ALONG TO WHERE THE SHOW HAS TAKEN YOU
♪ THERE IS THE AUDIENCE HERE IS THE STAGE
♪ BUT THEATER’S ABOUT WHAT’S IN BETWEEN
♪ THE ENERGY FLOWS AND YOUR SENSES ENGAGE
♪ IN WAYS THAT THEY CAN’T WHEN YOU
♪ STARE AT A SCREEN IT ISN’T THAT BROADWAY’S
♪ SOME GRAND PANACEA BUT IT CAN REMIND YOU IT’S
♪ THRILLING TO BE… …ALIVE! ♪ TO BE ALIVE! TO BE EXCITED AND EXHILARATED! ♪ BROADWAY’S ALIVE! AND THAT IS WORTHY
♪ TO BE CELEBRATED EVERYONE’S HERE;
♪ IT’S TIME TO BEGIN WE’RE GLAD YOU SHOWED UP AND
♪ WE’RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN AS FOR ME, I’LL SIMPLY SAY THAT
♪ I’VE BEEN UNSURE ALONG IF I’D GET THROUGH THIS SONG
♪ BUT I DID AND IT’S DONE AND BY GOD, IT WAS FUN! ♪ IT’S THE TONYS… AND WE
♪ ARE LIVE
♪ WE’RE LIVE ♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “James Corden’s Electrifying 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number Salutes The Magic Of Live Broadway

  1. Jeepman89 says:

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

  2. Chris Su says:

    James Corden should host the Oscars someday

  3. Elissa Solignac says:

    From Doctor Who to this wow 🥺

  4. Ruby Paige says:

    His giggle at the end 🥺🥺

  5. CorsetGrace says:

    Super talented.

  6. El Jordinio says:

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

  7. Erin Vinson says:

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

  8. Mis videos says:

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

  9. laura courtois says:

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

  10. Vero Mac says:

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

  11. Daniel Villacorte says:

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

  12. Wolf Valley says:

    Alex’s facial expressions are amazing and hilarious

  13. Olivia Allport says:

    SMITHY IS PREFORMING AT THE TONY AWARDS

  14. Bamboo Zhao says:

    He is not as skillful as NPH

  15. Jeremy Iwanyszyn says:

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

  16. Butter Nut says:

    What an effort he put in!

  17. Nobody says:

    I WANNA CRY FOR JAMES CORDEN DAMN 🥺

  18. Donald Odom III says:

    Interesting mic placement on Corden.

  19. Nehemiah Reese says:

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

  20. RIxT eu says:

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

  21. SanioraDuc says:

    He can actually sing yo!

  22. Spud Mash says:

    Another reminder that Beetlejuice was robbed

  23. May Kane says:

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

  24. coastertron says:

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

  25. Jaylyn says:

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

  26. Roasted in March says:

    What did hadestown say in the background at 3:50

  27. KNow to Code says:

    I just spotted Ben Platt!

  28. Madeleine Raines says:

    I saw alex and came here

  29. Laura Underwood says:

    His Joy is infectious!

  30. nonno2 says:

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

  31. Alex Oliveira says:

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

  32. Jane says:

    James Corden’s emotion makes me emotional

  33. Delicious Food says:

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

  34. WeirdoisME says:

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

  35. Beth M says:

    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.

  36. Yenelly says:

    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

  37. Sam Larsen says:

    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 🖤💚🖤

  38. Anton Chumachenko says:

    What’s the music ost 4:23?

  39. Mary Cran says:

    Encore! James you are incredible and hit the sweet notes everytime. I believe, The standing ovation doesnt even do it justice. Live! Amazing that it YouTube can transcend the beatiful choreograph and set. Your voices and moves are brilliant and shining

  40. elchatodeoro1 says:

    Neil Patrick Harris…. Period

  41. The Magician says:

    This is terrible performance. Missing Neil Patrick Harris and his exceptional performances.

  42. Kevi Kiru says:

    This guy made a real effort!

  43. Devin Jamieson says:

    I’m was going to cry when he was going to cry ❤️

  44. Karen Eastman says:

    I love watching The Tony'sI agree fully with James Corden about live shows.:-):-D

  45. Caroline & Annemargré says:

    James is a legend man

  46. Shehab Mohamed says:

    I tuned the lyrics for you ❤

    >> James: HOW MANY SHOWS LEFT ON MY QUEUE?

    >> YOU HAVE 24,601 SHOWS REMAINING, JAMES, SHALL I PLAY THEM?

    >> James: YES, PLAY MY CUE.

    ♪ THERE'S ONLY SO MANY SERIES YOU CAN SEE

    ♪ ONLY SO MANY SEASONS TO BE BINGED

    ♪ BEFORE YOUR EYES GLAZE OVER YOUR ASS FALLS ASLEEP

    ♪ AND YOUR MIND STARTS COMING UNHINGED

    ♪ YOU WATCH NETFLIX HULU, AMAZON

    ♪ TIL YOU CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH PROGRAM IS ON

    ♪ I'M NOT SPEAKING OF NETWORK TV WHICH IS WONDERFUL, OBVIOUSLY

    ♪ SO WHEN YOU TIRE OF FLAT- SCREEN IMAGES OF ACTORS

    ♪ WHO AREN'T THERE PLAYING PARTS IN SHOWS

    ♪ MADE FAR AWAY AND FINISHED LONG AGO

    ♪ TRADE THE REMOTE FOR THE NEAR

    ♪ LEAVE YOUR COUCH AND TRAVEL HERE

    (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

    ♪ AND EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF SHOW

    ♪ THE KIND THAT'S… THE KIND THAT'S LIVE

    ♪ THE KIND THAT REAL LIVE PEOPLE RE-CREATE FOR YOU

    ♪ LIVE, A SHOW THAT'S LIVE

    ♪ A SHOW WHERE WHEN YOU LAUGH THE CAST WILL WAIT FOR YOU

    ♪ ACTUAL PEOPLE IN AN ACTUAL SPACE

    ♪ WATCHING ACTORS WHO ARE ACTUALLY THERE

    ♪ IT'S SOMETHING UNIQUE TO THAT TIME AND THAT PLACE

    ♪ IT'S SOMETHING YOU FEEL IT'S SOMETHING YOU SHARE

    ♪ IT'S━- LIVE!

    ♪ WE DO IT LIVE! AND EVERY SINGLE MOMENT'S UNREPEATABLE

    ♪ LIVE!, WE DO IT LIVE!

    ♪ IT CAN'T BE HASHTAGGED AND IT ISN'T TWEETABLE

    ♪ THERE IS A VISCERAL BLISS

    ♪ YOU ONLY GET IN A THEATER SEEING PEOPLE DO THIS:

    ♪ THAT'S THE BLISS FOR WHICH PERFORMERS STRIVE

    ♪ AND TONIGHT YOU'RE OUR GUEST AS WE HONOR THE BEST

    ♪ OF THE BEST WHO DO IT LIVE!

    >> James: GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY,
    AND WELCOME TO THE 73rd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS.

    HOST JAMES CORDEN AND TONIGHT WE
    HAVE A RIF ETING– SORRY, SORRY,

    EXCUSE ME, EXCUSE ME, BRYAN, BRYAN, WHAT– WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

    (LAUGHTER)
    >> I JUST HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.

    >> James: NOW?

    I MEAN THE JOE LITERALLY JUST STARTED.

    WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OPENING NUMBER.

    >> I KNOW, BUT I REALLY HAVE TO GO.

    >> James: REALLY? YOU CAN'T JUST WAIT.

    >> I'M BLOATED AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!

    >> James: BRYAN, BRYAN,
    LIVE, WE DO IT

    ♪ LIVE!, WE DO IT LIVE!

    ♪ WE SING AND DANCE AND AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG FOR YOU!

    ♪ GET READY CAUSE HERE JAMES COMES NOW, GET READY!

    ♪ LIVE!

    ♪ UNDEAD, BUT LIVE!

    ♪ AND QUITE PREPARED TO SHAKE AN EXTRA LEG FOR YOU!

    ♪ EIGHT TIMES A WEEK OUR ACTORS EXCEL, AT DANCING IN HEELS WITH APLOMB

    ♪ EIGHT TIMES A WEEK WE GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!

    ♪ EIGHT TIMES A WEEK WE GO GAY TO THE PROM!

    ♪ LIVE!

    ♪ WHEN WE REVIVE YOU CAIN'T SAY NO TO MORNINGS THIS UNMISSABLE!

    ♪ LIVE!

    ♪ YOU CAN'T CONTRIVE ANOTHER OP'NIN' WITH A KATE MORE KISSABLE!

    ♪ WE WORK FOR MONTHS IN ADVANCE!
    CAUSE WHEN YOU SEE US TONIGHT WE'LL GET JUST ONE CHANCE!

    (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

    >> James: THAT WAS PERFECT!

    EVERYONE TAKE FIVE. TAKE FIVE.

    THAT WAS GOOD, I THINK.
    IT FEELS TIGHT, IT FEELS GOOD,
    HEY, EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY, ATTENTION, LISTEN, JUST REMEMBER,
    NEXT TIME WE DO IT, JUST REALLY TRY AND GET THAT VERY– OH WAIT, I

    ♪ I FORGOT THE PERFORMERS CANNOT TAKE A BREAK CAUSE THIS IS LIVE

    ♪ YOU'RE NOT WATCHING A SIGNAL BEAMING

    ♪ NONE OF OUR SHOWS ARE STREAMING, THEY DON'T JUST START ANY TIME

    ♪ HERE, WE DON'T CHARGE VIA MONTHLY BILLING

    ♪ NOBODY'S BROADWAY AND CHILLING'

    ♪ AND NO ONE'S ON BROADWAY PRIME

    ♪ WE ARE THE HEIRS OF A GRAND TRADITION

    ♪ THE STAGE IS OUR NOBLE MISSION

    ♪ IT RUNS DEEP IN OUR BONES

    ♪ WE'RE MUCH BETTER THAN TELEVISION

    ♪ WE VIEW IT WITH GREAT DERISION

    ♪ WELL, EXCEPT "GAME OF THRONES"

    ♪ AND "FLEABAG"
    ♪ AND "HANDMAID'S TALE"
    ♪ AND "KILLING EVE"
    ♪ AND "CASTLE ROCK"
    ♪ AND "WALKING DEAD"
    ♪ AND "DEAD TO ME"
    ♪ AND "STRANGER THINGS"
    ♪ AND "BETTER THINGS"
    ♪ AND ANYTHING THAT ENDS WITH THINGS'
    ♪ ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK MIRROR
    ♪ MARVEL'S MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
    ♪ BARRY, BASKETS, BLACKISH, BILLIONS
    ♪ BOJACK, OZARK, DARK AND NARCOS
    ♪ RICK AND MORTY, GRACE AND FRANKIE…

    ♪ AND THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH ME…

    JAMES CORDEN, WEEKNIGHTS AT 12:30
    RIGHT HERE ON CBS
    AMERICA'S MOST-WATCHED NETWORK!

    >> O MY GOD, WHAT AM I DOING, WHAT AM I SAYING, TV WAIT, TELEVISION, WAIT, WAIT,
    I DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING I JUST SAID!
    I DIDN'T MEAN A SINGLE WORD OF THAT.
    IT IS AUDRA McDONALD MADE ME SAY IT, OKAY.
    SHE DID, SHE DID. SHE DID, THE TRUTH IS, I LOVE YOU, TV.
    WE ALL LOVE YOU.
    YOU PAY US SO MUCH MORE MONEY THAN THE THEATER.

    (LAUGHTER)
    LAW AND ORDER CORPSES?

    LOOK, LET ME LEVEL WITH YOU ABOUT BROADWAY

    ♪ THE PRICE OF A TICKET IS AWFULLY STEEP

    ♪ YOU BUY IT LAST MINUTE IT STILL ISN'T CHEAP

    ♪ THE TRIP INTO MIDTOWN'S A TERRIBLE DRIVE

    ♪ YOU GOTTA LEAVE JERSEY NO LATER THAN 5:00

    ♪ SOME THEATERS ARE CROWDED OR NOISY OR OLD

    ♪ OR MAINTAINED AT SIBERIAN LEVELS OF COLD

    ♪ AND THE SEATS ARE SO NARROW THEY CRUSH LIKE A CLAMP

    ♪ AND WITH LIMITED LEGROOM YOU'RE LIKELY TO CRAMP

    ♪ YOU CAN'T TAKE A PHOTO YOU CAN'T USE YOUR PHONE

    ♪ AND IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME ASK PATTI LUPONE

    ♪ AND AS FOR THE LADIES' ROOM I'D RECOMMEND

    ♪ EITHER TINKLE BEFOREHAND OR WEAR A DEPEND

    ♪ BUT: TO GAZE AT A STAGE OF PERFORMERS LIKE THESE

    ♪ OR AT ANY AND ALL OF TONIGHT'S NOMINEES

    ♪ TO BE IN THEIR PRESENCE AND BASK IN THEIR ART

    ♪ WILL LIGHTEN YOUR SPIRIT AND GLADDEN YOUR HEART

    ♪ THE LAUGHS FILL YOUR BELLY THE TEARS FILL YOUR EYES

    ♪ THE HAIR ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK STARTS TO RISE.

    ♪ AND IT'S SO INDESCRIBABLY PLEASANT

    ♪ YOU'RE IN THE MOMENT AND TOTALLY PRESENT

    ♪ YOU GO TO A SHOW CAUSE THE SHOW LETS YOU KNOW

    ♪ THAT YOU'RE HERE

    ♪ AND YOU'RE NOW

    ♪ AND YOU'RE REAL

    ♪ AND YOU FEEL ALIVE

    ♪ YOU FEEL ALIVE!

    ♪ YOU FEEL A SENSE OF WONDER REAWAKE IN YOU!

    ♪ ALIVE!

    ♪ YOU COME ALIVE

    ♪ TO COME ALONG TO WHERE THE SHOW HAS TAKEN YOU

    ♪ THERE IS THE AUDIENCE

    ♪ HERE IS THE STAGE

    ♪ BUT THEATER'S ABOUT WHAT'S IN BETWEEN

    ♪ THE ENERGY FLOWS AND YOUR SENSES ENGAGE

    ♪ IN WAYS THAT THEY CAN'T WHEN YOU STARE AT A SCREEN

    ♪ IT ISN'T THAT BROADWAY'S SOME GRAND PANACEA

    ♪ BUT IT CAN REMIND YOU IT'S THRILLING TO BE…

    ♪ …ALIVE!

    ♪ TO BE ALIVE!

    ♪ TO BE EXCITED AND EXHILARATED!

    ♪ BROADWAY'S ALIVE!

    ♪ AND THAT IS WORTHY TO BE CELEBRATED

    ♪ EVERYONE'S HERE;

    ♪ IT'S TIME TO BEGIN

    ♪ WE'RE GLAD YOU SHOWED UP AND WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN

    ♪ AS FOR ME, I'LL SIMPLY SAY THAT I'VE…

    ♪ BEEN UNSURE ALONG IF I'D GET THROUGH THIS SONG

    ♪ BUT I DID AND IT'S DONE AND BY GOD, IT WAS FUN!

    ♪ IT'S THE TONYS… AND WE ARE LIVE

    ♪ WE'RE LIVE ♪

  47. Justin Mannah says:

    This is what you call a host!

  48. jack perry says:

    Didn’t Andy Samberg do something similar to this

  49. Meliodust * says:

    James' cute little giggle at the end😍💀

  50. Eicarg says:

    BEETLEJUICE

  51. Erzsébet Báthory says:

    Damn I honestly didn't expect to see Adam Driver in the crowd (Don't know why it didn't cross my mind) so when I saw him I screamed! It's an insignificant thing, but I'm just way too much of a fangirl

  52. Sandwiches says:

    I- I have a fanpage for beetlejuice and I didn’t even know about this wth

  53. lilly w says:

    When they referenced bojack I had a fangirl moment

  54. ilaria0615 says:

    THE A CHORUS LINE TRANSITION I LOVE IT !

  55. Heart Of A Gymnast says:

    Directors: Hey alex, we want you to be in character on stage but nothing too crazy, ok?

    Alex: yeah… NO

  56. S C says:

    Well…..he's not my favourite but can't deny that was damn good !!!!

  57. Sydney says:

    This just made me think of when Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 2013 Tony’s 😂

  58. Isabel Harrison says:

    Alex Brightman's facial expressions were the highlight of the whole video

  59. Drew Higginbotham says:

    this is BEYOND PHENOMENAL!!!! Important question, is it in Spotify and if not then WHENNN

  60. Lydia! At The Disco says:

    “Law and Order corpses”
    * Alex Brightman raises hand *
    Typecast as dead

  61. Mesmer Doue says:

    I wish I could meet James Corden.

  62. Marie Page says:

    Sorry, can't match Neil Patrick Harris.

  63. John Hayes Bohemia says:

    He’s truly amazing

  64. Lane Britten says:

    James: These shows aren't movies

    Hamilton: allow us to introduce ourselves

  65. Dei Yuwell says:

    Law and Order corpses? hahaha

  66. Juiice says:

    “Ass”, “Couch” and a rhotic “R” – James you’ve changed 😆

  67. Zach Victor says:

    7:38 A Major 🥰 … gladden your heart
    7:56 a minor 😭 … tears fill your eyes
    James brought so much soul to these lines. "To be in their presence and bask in their art"—offstage talent too, your presence is very much feltl! Whoever wrote the lyrics and music—hats off to you. One live performance, one night only, and you gave us everything. Truly inspired lyric-writing and text-setting. ❤️

  68. Mac Bolan says:

    What question did he ask the ensemble to which everyone raised their hands?

    Addm: Oh, they were all at one time casted as extras in Law & Order (New York) — as corpses.

  69. George Dedeyan - EIS Grade 5 says:

    Alex brightman/beetlejuice stands out alot at the end

  70. Paul Atreides says:

    it was the 8th take

  71. CymAntics says:

    Beth Leavel was living her best life in that gold jumpsuit

  72. Qviinn says:

    Other show main characters: were soooooo relatable

    Lydia: Allow me to introduce myself

  73. M J says:

    He did an awesome job! Like what an honor and tribute to give to all who slay on the stage every night. Kudos James!

  74. PineappleUnicorn772 says:

    When he was saying broadway is live they should have brought beetlejuice back smh

  75. Marjan Prithie says:

    WOW!!! Outstanding….

  76. Grace Gacha girl says:

    I love how beetlejuice is causally recording the show at 5:17 😂

  77. NOVATEX says:

    epic! James seems to be a very nice guy- Hi level of self sarcasm + high IQ and EQ

  78. shannonedownie_ says:

    Dang what I would give to be James Corden. To be able to perform front and centre in front of a hall of the worlds best actors, to entertain them with nothing but singing, dancing and personality, to make that many people smile and laugh, it’s the dream man.

  79. Stephen Murphy says:

    I miss NPH 😫

  80. Вася Шоусьют says:

    Nph was way better…

  81. Lauren Riggs says:

    How many people were under that couch???

  82. Wildbuttercup says:

    Is there a way I can get the names of the musicals/plays that appeared on stage?

  83. Bianca Castafiore says:

    "Adam Driver Stands Up." I loved that show.

  84. Wo Harmon Scheiz says:

    I like this but i like 2013s better

  85. Kristen Charles says:

    maaaaaan james corden is fuCKING awesome

  86. Zachary Walker says:

    The irony of literally watching this on television…

  87. SSJ Gogeta says:

    Neil did it better. Idc what you say 😂

  88. Keegan Wozniak says:

    James needs to host EVERY YEAR!

  89. Mitchell Zhao says:

    You've tried … Thank you!

  90. Mary Spangenberg says:

    This makes my heart happy. He is so humbled to be there. Good job James!

  91. Tom Idelson says:

    This moved me to tears!
    Thank you James! Thank you Tony awards!

  92. T Rob says:

    James: they like me,they really like me.

    They : yes we do.

  93. GoodOldFashionBJ Bway says:

    “Tv, you pay us so much more than the theaters!”
    sophia Anne caurso nods
    Me: dies

    (She just left Beetlejuice for tv)

  94. Athos Colon says:

    June 9 is always the worst day in Miami Florida from the parent trap and you’re still filming on June 9 Like someone had a case of the Mondays How do you like it’s 1996 from the lying king incident

  95. Mia.graace says:

    it’s funny because we are all streaming this

  96. Mia.graace says:

    it’s funny bcs this is not live

  97. Junius De Guia says:

    james' male back up dancer is fucking hot

  98. Shanksstar says:

    Does anyone know the guy on the right next to James Cordon at 2:31?

  99. Breaker says:

    Bring back NPH

  100. PollyPrissyPants says:

    Beetlejuice is so sexy

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