The 36-year-old actor has won two awards already for his work on the smash hit show – Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. He was also nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, but lost to his co-star Leslie Odom Jr.
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The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo Gets Standing O for 'I'm Here' Performance at Tony Awards 2016! (Video)
The two ladies are Tony-nominated for their work in The Color Purple and they were joined by co-star Heather Headley for a performance during the show.
Oprah Winfrey, the producer of the musical revival, introduced the performance.
Cynthia, who is the frontrunner to win Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Celie, sounded amazing while singing the show’s eleven o’clock number “I’m Here.” She got the first standing ovation of the night!
FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress and Fred Leighton jewelry. Danielle is wearing a Derek Lam dress, an Emm Kuo purse, Jerome C. Rousseau shoes, and jewelry by Oscar Heyman, Gabriel&Co, and Debeers. Heather is wearing Fred Leighton jewelry. Oprah is wearing Sylva & Cie jewelry and a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.
James then did a monologue and segued into a number in which he sang about his childhood and how he dreamed of being in Broadway musicals. It ended with him riffing along to some show tunes and was hilarious.
All 20 of the musical acting nominees also stepped out on stage for the opening!
20+ pictures inside of James Corden and the stars of the opening number… More Here! »
Phillipa Soo, the leading lady of the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, will reportedly be leaving the production on July 9.
The 26-year-old actress, who is nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Actress in a Musical category, will leave the same night as her on-stage husband Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Movie audiences will hear Phillipa‘s voice in the upcoming Disney animated movie Moana, for which Lin-Manuel wrote the music.
Cynthia, who stars in The Color Purple revival, won for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, while Jane, who stars in She Loves Me, won for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.
Other musical theater actors in attendance included She Loves Me cast members Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, and Nicholas Barasch, Waitress composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles and star of the show Jessie Mueller, Bright Star‘s Carmen Cusack and AJ Shivley, The Color Purple‘s Danielle Brooks, and Broadway stars Khris Davis, Montego Glover and Laura Osnes.
Sara Bareilles poses backstage with her seamen before the first night of The Little Mermaid live at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday (June 3) in Hollywood.
The Grammy-nominated singer performed the role of Ariel and she beautifully belted out the movie’s signature song “Part of Your World” live on stage. Watch the video below!
“Ariel and the seamen. And women. Both of those sound weird. This was an epic night of dreams. Wow #finsandfeelings,” Sara captioned the photo on her Instagram account.
Sara Bareilles Sings ‘Part of Your World’
Treshelle Edmond, a deaf woman who recently made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening, gives a beautiful interpretation of another hit theater song in this new video.
The actress performs The Color Purple‘s eleven o’clock number “I’m Here” and she is getting praise from the musical’s current Celie, Cynthia Erivo!
“This means a lot to me!! @TreshelleEdmond you are amazing xx,” she tweeted.
Both of the ladies will likely perform at the Tony Awards next weekend. Cynthia is nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in The Color Purple, which is also up for Best Revival of a Musical against Treshelle‘s Spring Awakening!
Watch The Color Purple’s ‘I’m Here’ Performed in ASL