NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - CBS announced today that Tony Award winner James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show," will host "The 70th Annual Tony Awards," live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Sunday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
This will be Corden's first time hosting the Tonys. He won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in "One Man, Two Guvnors" in 2012.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards," said James Corden. "Both times I've worked on Broadway have been amongst the happiest times of my professional life. I consider it a huge honor to be asked to host such an incredible night. It's gonna be fun, I can't wait to dust off my tap shoes!"
"We are thrilled to have James Corden not only as a member of the CBS family, but as host of this year's Tony Awards," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. "James is the ultimate performer – actor, singer and comedian – and the perfect choice to host this prestigious and always entertaining live television event."
The nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards will be announced live from The Paramount Hotel on May 3.
Last month, Corden created an Internet smash when he was joined on his carpool karaoke segment with Adele. The video has been viewed more than 62 million times, surpassing Justin Bieber as the most-viewed of those segments.
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