How does an upstart Briton, best known for sitting and jesting from a desk in the middle of a forgotten slot on late night far from Manhattan chatting with Hollywood phonies end up being the guy who hosts the Tony’s? CBS said this collision of theater and television needs a risk-taker, it needs a rule breaker, it needs a trouble-maker, a mover and a shaker, it needs that chubby dude from Into the Woods who played the Baker. Considering his pedigree this choice is not a mystery, the one man with Two Guvnors was discovered in The History Boys, with his talk show network honchos saw how this could be a classic exercise in realizing corporate synergy. Of course the host of Broadway’s most preeminent affair is in the spotlight, whose golden night is not to be embarrassing. The darkest view is a review drawing a comparison to Tony’s past of telecast. They see Neil Patrick Harris. Still, he knows that you’re excited and he feels the very same, ‘cause he knows this night can bring you recognition and acclaim. 'Cause the theater is what he loves it’s the world from whence he came, yes the theater is where he made his name and his name is James Corden. My name is James Corden, and these are what I’ll be awarding. No, just you wait. Just you wait. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 70th annual Tony Awards.
The Cast of Hamilton introduces host James Corden at the 2016 Tony Awards