‘Tony Awards’ Tap James Corden as Host

James Corden Tony Awards
James Corden to host the ‘Tony Awards’ (Photo: Art Streiber © 2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

CBS is bringing The Late Late Show‘s James Corden back to host the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Corden made his Tonys hosting debut with the 70th Annual Tony Awards in 2016, and that gig was so well received it earned an Emmy in the Outstanding Special Class Program category. It also drew in the Tony Awards‘ biggest audience in 15 years.

The 2019 Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 9th and will air live on CBS at 8pm ET (tape-delayed on the West Coast). The awards show will take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

“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.”

Corden’s hosting resume also includes two years of handling the Grammy Awards.

“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,” added 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!”

Nominees for the 2019 Tony Awards will be revealed on Tuesday, April 30th. This year’s awards show will be produced by Tony Awards veterans Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. Weiss is also returning as director.

“Hilarious. Insanely talented. Musical savant. Brilliantly unpredictable. James Corden!” said executive producers Kirshner and Weiss.