Leave it to James Corden to pack all of Broadway’s hottest stars into a tiny vehicle for an epic round of carpool karaoke! With four stage legends joining in the sing-along, this may just be the best group of singers James’ segment has ever seen. Watch the full video right here!
James Corden, 37, is giving us one huge treat ahead of his hosting gig at the Tony Awards on June 12 by gathering some of Broadway’s biggest names! The Late Late Show host rounded up the current superstar of Broadway, Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Audra McDonald, and Jane Krakowski to belt out songs from some of Broadway’s most iconic musicals — and not surprisingly, it was INCREDIBLE!
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We didn’t think it was possible to cram the creme de la creme of Broadway into a little car, but James managed to do it. He did his most thrilling Carpool Karaoke yet with some of Broadway’s biggest voices to help pump up support for the upcoming Tony Awards telecast, which James just so happens to be hosting.
Initially riding around with just Lin-Miranda — whose Hamilton is up for a staggering 16 nominations after winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize — James couldn’t help playing a couple of tunes from Lin-Miranda’s wildly popular show. Starting off with “Alexander Hamilton,” the guys transition into “Guns & Ships” and show off their mad rapping skills!
As if they needed anyone else in the car to make this carpool karaoke any more incredible, James swings by and picks up Audra, Jane, and Jesse — and suddenly it becomes totally mind-blowing! What better song to sing with four amazing voices than Rent‘s “Seasons Of Love,” huh?
While the entire 11-minute segment is awesome, perhaps the best part came when James put on “One Day More” from Les Miserables. Everyone was getting into the tunes, but Les Miserables totally brought the Broadway out of them! After Lin-Manuel kicked it off, Jesse and Audra then turned the backseat into a reenactment of the show with some hilarious (but fantastic) acting. It was definitely the best way to finish such an epic sing-along!
You can be sure and catch all four of these talented performers, as well as James doing his best song and dance as host when the Tony Awards air on CBS June 12 at 8pm EST. After this epic Carpool Karaoke, why would you not want to to tune in?!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Broadway edition of Carpool Karaoke?