NPH, Corden Belt Out Les Misérables, Hamilton Tunes During Broadway Duel

Perhaps no two people are better suited for a Broadway riff-off than Neil Patrick Harris and James Corden.

The former How I Met Your Mother star, who in 2014 won a Tony Award for starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, challenged the Late Late Show host, who in 2012 won a Tony for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors, to a musical duel. (Corden, of course, also hosted the 2016 Tonys, and will soon preside over the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.)

Corden and Harris were accompanied by The Filharmonic, who provided a capella background vocals on songs from Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, and of course, Hamilton. The full setlist went as follows:

* “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” (from Guys and Dolls)

* “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” (from Gypsy)

* “Being Alive” (from Company)

* “On My Own” (from Les Misérables)

* “All That Jazz” (from Chicago)

* “Sugar Daddy” (from Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

* “My Shot” (from Hamilton: An American Musical)

Press PLAY on the video above, then answer the following questions: 1) Who do you think won the first Broadway Riff-Off? and 2) Does Corden have a new viral sensation on his hands?

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  1. MMD says:

    Neither one won. They are both tremendous and when I listen to them perform I just smile and move with the music. Oh to have the talent that they are both blessed with……………
    Absolutely love them both either together or individually.

  2. Lizzy says:

    NPH FTW! (James Corden too).

  3. TvPeong says:

    Well done, guys! That lick is everything