Second time’s a charm!
Variety has reported that James Corden will return as the host of the Tony Awards for the second time. James previously hosted Broadway’s biggest night in 2016 and won the Tony for best actor in a play for his performance in “One Man, Two Guvnors” in 2012.
When James first hosted in 2016, the ceremony aired the night after a man killed 49 people and wounded 58 others inside the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton swept the show with a whopping total of 11 awards. His opening ceremony performance was full of nods to some of the most iconic Broadway shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, West Side Story, and so much more. His hosting efforts also won the 2016 Tony Awards a Special Class Program Emmy.
It’ll be fun to see what amazing things that James can cook up with some of the 2018-2019 nominees. In 2016, he was only one year into his new role as host of The Late Late Show and was still coming into his own as a host. This year, he will be a four year hosting veteran and I’m sure will incorporate his famous Carpool Karaoke into the ceremony at some point. My early predictions for musicals are Hadestown, Be More Chill, and The Prom, which are full of fun concepts to make parodies for.
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The 73rd Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 9th from 8-11 PM ET. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 30th.