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'Late Late Show' Host James Corden Will Host the 2016 Tony Awards

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will emcee the 2016 Tony Awards.

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    James Corden, winning his Tony Award for leading actor in a play in 2012.

    James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will emcee the 2016 Tony Awards.

    The actor and comedian has an extensive theater background, having won the 2012 Tony Award for best actor in a play for his turn in “One Man, Two Guvnors.” He made his Broadway debut in 2006’s “The History Boys” – a role he would reprise in the film adaptation.

    Corden also starred as the Baker in 2014’s "Into the Woods" film.

    Corden took over as host of "The Late Late Show" in 2015 after Craig Ferguson left the show. Several of his segments have been hits online – particularly his "carpool karaoke" bits with singers and actors.

    He's also been known to reference his theater career, including in a recent video in which he appeared in a touring production of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

    "I'm absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards," Corden said in a statement. "It's going to be fun; I can't wait to dust off my tap shoes!"

    The 70th annual Tony Awards will air live on CBS from the Beacon Theatre on June 12.

    Nominations will be announced on May 3 in New York City.

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