Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps James Corden Prepare for Tony Awards With Broadway Carpool Karaoke

Broadway Carpool Karaoke
Courtesy of CBS

James Corden isn’t just the face of “The Late Late Show” — he’s also hosting the 2016 Tony Awards, airing June 12 on CBS. To prepare for the job, he picked up some of Broadway’s best and brightest, including “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jane Krakowski (“She Loves Me”), Audra McDonald (“Shuffle Along”) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Fully Committed”) to help him get to the Beacon Theatre in time for Sunday’s show.

Along the way, of course, the thesps also found time to belt out tunes from “Hamilton” (“Guns and Ships”), “Rent” (“Seasons of Love”), “Jersey Boys” (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”) and “Les Miserables” (“One Day More”), proving that the acoustics are pretty good inside a car.

Miranda’s “Hamilton” and McDonald’s “Shuffle Along” are both up for Best Musical at Sunday’s ceremony, while Krakowski’s “She Loves Me” was nominated for Best Revival of a Musical. “Hamilton” leads the year’s nominations, with a record 16 across the board. “Shuffle Along” follows with 10, followed by “She Loves Me” with 8.

The 2016 Tony Awards air Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading