James Corden wins Tony Award for ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS!

James Corden, star of National Theatre Live hit ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Wins Leading Actor Tony Award

Corden wins in Leading Actor category which included Hollywood heavyweights Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Lithgow, Frank Langella and James Earl Jones

See James Corden in his Tony Award-winning leading role when ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS returns to cinemas for encore screenings July 7 & 8 as part of National Theatre Live www.ntlive.info

The 66th Tony Awards were held on Sunday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York to celebrate excellence in Broadway theatre. James Corden (star of TV’s Gavin & Stacey) received the Tony Award for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his leading role in One Man, Two Guvnors.

From the Telegraph (UK): The British comedian’s victory was one of the biggest surprises of the evening as he beat a host of Hollywood heavyweights to the best leading actor in a drama prize.

The 33-year-old could not hide his shock as he received the award for his performance in the hit National Theatre show One Man, Two Guvnors.

Fighting back tears, Corden paid an emotional tribute to his girlfriend Julia, telling the audience he was "overwhelmed" at the honour.

He said it was a great honour to be mentioned in the same breath as actors such as James Earl Jones, Frank Langella, John Lithgow and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Corden said: "To be on a list with you was enough and holding this, it honestly just reminds me that there is no such thing as best. Honestly, I am overwhelmed.’

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS returns to select cinemas on July 7 & 8, visit www.ntlive.info