Late Late Night with James Corden is quickly becoming known for its celebrity skits and hi jinx brough by James Corden himself and just last week he fulfilled his longtime dream of being in The Phantom of the Opera…although not in the role he hoped for.

The skit starts off with Corden showing his appreciation for all Browadway shows but as the camera pans out in his office you  come to see that he’s obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera. Later he reveals that he will be playing the Phantom in one of the tour’s stops at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.

Unfortunately for him, there was a mixup and it does not seem like current touring Phantom, Chris Mann, will be stepping down for the night. Rather, Corden will be playing “the celebrity role of Fop #2, yeah?” The rest is nothing but hilarious as Corden’s sensibilities are injured and a feud has developed between Chris Mann and James.

Who will wind the curtain call?!

Check out the skit below and big props go to Chris Mann for his comedic one liners and being such a sport with the intrusion!


The Phantom of the Opera is currently on tour and if you haven’t seen it yet check out the schedule and see if its coming to a city near you!

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