James Corden to Host 2019 Tony Awards
Funnyman James Corden, the current host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” is returning to the Tony Awards to host the big event. If you would like to set a reminder, the 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 9th on CBS.
This will be Corden’s second time hosting the Tonys. In 2016 Corden hosted “The 70th Annual Tony Awards,” which had its largest audience in 15 years and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. If you are waiting for the nominations, those will be announced on April 30th.
“I’m thrilled to be returning to host the Tony Awards,” said James Corden. “The Broadway community is very dear to my heart, and I’m beyond proud to be part of this incredibly special night.”
“We are excited to have the one and only James Corden return to host his second Tony Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “James is the ultimate master of ceremonies to lead a night of live event television, celebrating live theater. He is an incredibly charming host, brilliant performer and fearless on stage – with James, anything can happen, and probably will!”
“James is not only an incredible talent – but he is a veteran of the stage and has a true passion for Broadway,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing. “We cannot wait to see what he has in store for us this year at the Tony Awards!”
“Hilarious. Insanely talented. Musical savant. Brilliantly unpredictable. James Corden!” said executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss.
James Corden is an Emmy Award-winning, host, writer, and producer. His career spans television, theater, film, and comedies. Corden has won seven Emmy Awards, for his work on “The Late Late Show,” the “Carpool Karaoke” series for Apple Music, and “The 70th Annual Tony Awards.”
After taking over “The Late Late Show,” Corden has won five Emmys and a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Talk Show and achieved its highest ratings since the show’s inception in 1995. Corden’s biggest viral segments include “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” “Drop the Mic” and “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” Additionally, Corden hosted the Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2018. Also, he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in “One Man, Two Guvnors” in 2012.
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