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James Corden to host this year's Tony Awards

Four years after he was a Tony Award recipient himself, James Corden is back to host this year's 70th annual ceremony in June. Before
/ Source: TODAY

James Corden already has a Tony Award on his mantel, and now he's back as the emcee for the biggest night on Broadway.

The "Late Late Show" host will host the 70th annual awards show at New York's Beacon Theater in June, it was announced Tuesday.

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"Late Late Show" host James Corden will serve as the host at this year's Tony Awards in June.AP file

Corden, 37, won a Best Actor Tony in 2012 for his role in the Broadway hit comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors."

He got his start on the Great White Way in 2004 as part of the award-winning play "The History Boys."

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These days, Corden's Broadway-honed pipes have been a hit on the hilariously fun "Carpool Karoake" segments on the "Late Late Show," which have featured everyone from One Direction to Rod Stewart to Carrie Underwood.

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As the Tonys host, Corden is following in the footsteps of such A-listers as Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close and Jane Fonda.

The nominations for this year's awards will be announced on May 3.

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