NEW YORK, NY – The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards® has announced a host: Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor and CBS “The Late Late Show” host James Corden. The 2019 awards ceremony will air LIVE on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00PM ET / delayed PT) from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
This marks Corden’s second time hosting The Tony Awards. He previously hosted the 70th Annual Tony Awards in 2016, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. Corden also won a Tony Award as 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 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, in a statement. “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 Tony Awards 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 theatre. He is an incredibly charming host, brilliant performer and fearless on stage – with James, anything can happen, and probably will!”