James Corden to host the Tonys | The biggest awards on Broadway

James Corden to host the Tonys

The biggest awards on Broadway


James Corden is to host this year’s Tony Awards, the biggest celebration of Broadway theatre.

It will be the first time the comedian and late-night talk show host has MCed the ceremony. But he has won one of the awards before, scooping best performance by a leading actor in a play for his performance in One Man, Two Guvnors in 201

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the CBS network – home of his Late Late Show – from the Beacon Theatre in New York on Sunday June 12.

Organisers said in a statement: ‘James is one of those rare performers whose gifts translate perfectly to both the Broadway stage and the television screen, making him the ideal choice to host the Tony Awards. 

‘The last time he was at the Tonys, he went home with one.  We think he’ll have even more fun as host.  This is going to be one unforgettable show.’

The nominations for this year’s awards will be announced  on Tuesday May 3.

Published: 2 Feb 2016

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