James Corden, host of “The Late Late Show,” will host the 2016 Tony Awards airing on June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, according to Access Hollywood.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony awards,” Corden says in a statement. “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.”
The British comedian has won his own Tony Award in 2012 for Best Leading Actor in a Play for “One Man, Two Guvnors.” He has also starred in “The History Boys.”
Corden has become a viral hit for his “Carpool Karaoke” segments on “The Late Late Show.” His guests have included Adele, Justin Bieber and Coldplay.