James Corden, who is the host for Sunday's Tony Awards, opened the show with a speech addressing the victims of the Orlando shooting that left 50 people dead and another 53 hospitalized.

The awards show tweeted earlier today that the telecast would be dedicated to people who were affected by the events at Pulse nightclub, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Corden stood alone onstage with the audience in the background. He talked about people all around the world “trying to come to terms with the horrific events” that happened in Orlando Sunday morning.

"Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity," Corden said. "You're not on your own right now. Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality, and gender is equal and is embraced and is loved. Hate will never win."

The Hamilton cast won't be using muskets for their performance of “Yorktown,” which depicts an 18-century battle scene, in light of the Orlando shooting. Instead, the cast will use pantomime to portray warfare.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda also touched on the tragedy by reciting a powerful sonnet during his acceptance speech. 

You can watch Corden’s full speech above.

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