Screen Actors Guild Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration - ShowJames Corden is taking his hosting skills to an even bigger stage: The "Late Late Show" host will emcee the 70th annual Tony Awards this year.

Corden, who is a Tony winner himself thanks to his stint in the 2012 play "One Man, Two Guvnors," has been tapped to host the show honoring the best in Broadway -- and which also, coincidentally, airs on "Late Late Show" home CBS. Neil Patrick Harris previously served as a four-time host between 2009 and 2013 when he was starring on the network's sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."

Aside from his built-in CBS connection, Corden is a smart pick for the gig thanks to his success behind the "Late Late" desk, which he took over in March 2015. The host has proven himself adept at crafting comedy bits -- often with the help of big name celebs -- that have gone viral, including his very first show, where he and Tom Hanks acted out every single one of the Oscar winner's roles in only eight minutes.

More recently, "Late Late"'s Carpool Karaoke segment has been a smash hit, with the Adele edition racking up more than 62 million views (and counting). Corden's viral savvy, coupled with the assumed coronation of hit musical "Hamilton," will no doubt make this year's ceremony a must-watch.

Tony nominations are due out on May 3. The Tony Awards ceremony airs on CBS on June 12.

[via: Variety]

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