While Corden will be making his debut as host of the Tonys, he’s no stranger to Broadway’s big night. In 2012, he won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his turn in One Man, Two Guvnors, beating out heavyweights James Earl Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frank Langella and John Lithgow.
Corden previously performed on Broadway in The History Boys, which opened in London and toured through Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia before arriving in New York (Corden also reprised his role in the 2006 movie). Corden’s extensive credits include numerous film and TV roles, co-creating and -starring in the BBC sitcoms Gavin & Stacey and The Wrong Mans and hosting the Sky 1 sports game show, A League of Their Own. He took over The Late Late Show for Craig Ferguson in 2014.
Last year’s Tony Awards were hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. The theatrical adaptations of the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, Fun Home, each took home five awards.
Nominees for the 2016 Tonys will be announced on May 3rd.