Corden was announced as the host on Tuesday on the official Twitter account of The Tony Awards.
"We're over the moon!" the tweet said.
"James is the ultimate master of ceremonies to lead a night of live event television, celebrating live theater. He is an incredibly charming host, brilliant performer and fearless on stage - with James, anything can happen, and probably will," executive vice president of specials, music and live events at CBS Jack Sussman said in a statement.
Nominations will be announced on April 30.