The American Theatre Wing announced that comedian and host of the Late Late Show James Corden is lined up to serve as the master of ceremonies at the 2019 Tony Awards.
This marks Corden’s second time hosting The Tony Awards. Corden previously hosted the awards gala in 2016, the same year he won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program.
“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.
“We are thrilled to have the one and only James Corden return to host his second Tony Awards,” added 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!”
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.