On June 9, James Corden returns to host the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
The host of CBS’ The Late Late Show first emceed the Tonys in 2016, kicking off the night with a version of Hamilton’s “Alexander Hamilton” rewritten as “James Corden,” which then led to an original song with a medley of scenes from famous Broadway musicals.
Corden made his Broadway debut as part of the original cast of The History Boys in 2006. He returned six years later to star in One Man, Two Guvnors, for which he won the Drama Desk and Tony Awards. Since migrating to television, Corden has continued to integrate theatre into his latenight show through his segment Crosswalk The Musical, Carpool Karaoke, and by welcoming Broadway stars such as Ben Platt and Neil Patrick Harris to sing on his show.
Playbill spoke to Corden days before the 2019 ceremony to get his take on what to expect this time around. Watch the video above to see what he says is in store.