MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of the Tony Awards this coming Sunday, James Corden brought along Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and playwright behind the musical Hamilton, for a ride in his carpool – this time, down the streets of New York City. After all, James is hosting this year’s awards night, and what ensued was a show tune-filled edition of Carpool Karaoke.
James and Lin-Manuel launched into “Alexander Hamilton” from the latter’s own musical, which has hauled a record of 16 Tony nominations – the most in Broadway history.
Later, other Broadway stars hopped into the car: Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakowski. Soon after, the whole car launched into “Seasons of Love” from Rent in such great harmony.
In between singing, James would ask for advice as to how he could succeed in hosting this year’s awards night.
“They want to have a great time. It’s a long evening, so just have fun. That’s what they want more than anything. Belt out a few show tunes,” says Audra. “Ask them to sing along with you. They will do it.”
James and the rest of the car sing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” from Jersey Boys, and finally close with the grandiose “One Day More” from Les Misérables. Lin-Manuel does Jean Valjean’s part, while Jesse and Audra do Marius and Cosette, Jane does Eponine, and James nails it as Enjolras.
What do you think of this Broadway edition of Carpool Karaoke? Let us know in the comments below! – Rappler.com
There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.