James Corden dedicated the opening of the Tony Awards to the 50 victims who died when Omar Mateen opened fire on a gay club in Orlando Saturday night.
“On behalf of the whole theatre community and every person in this room, our hearts go out to all those affected by this atrocity,” Corden said. “All we can say is you are not on your own right now — your tragedy is our tragedy.”
“Hate will never win. Together, we have to make sure of that.” (RELATED: Orlando Shooter’s Ex-Wife Says He Beat Her While They Were Married)
“Tonight’s show stands as a symbol and celebration of that principle. This is the Tony Awards.”