Breaking: James Corden Will Return to Host the 2019 Tony Awards!
The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards have just announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, and host of CBS' "The Late Late Show," James Corden, will host the 73rd Annual Tony® Awards, airing LIVE on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00PM ET / delayed PT) from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS. This marks Corden's second time hosting The Tony Awards. Corden previously hosted the 70thAnnual Tony Awards, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. Corden also won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his 2012 performance in "One Man. Two Guvnors."
"I'm thrilled to be returning to host the Tony Awards, the Broadway community is very dear to my heart and I'm beyond proud to be part of this incredibly special night," said James Corden.
"James is not only a beloved talent, he is also 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!" exclaimed executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss.
"We are thrilled 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 Corden is an Emmy Award-winning, multifaceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy. Individually, 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." Since he took over as host of "The Late Late Show" on March 23, 2015, the show itself has won five Emmys, a Critic's Choice Award for Best Talk Show, has achieved its highest ratings since the show's inception in 1995, and has become known for Corden's groundbreaking videos and sketches, including the viral segments "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.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 20th consecutive year. Ben Winston is a producer.
Nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards will be announced live from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30, 2019.
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