Jennifer Hudson EGOT at Tony Awards: Who else are EGOT winners?

The Tony Awards have ushered in the newest EGOT winners.

WASHINGTON – Jennifer Hudson joined the elite group of EGOT winners Sunday at the Tony Awards.

Hudson, who has won an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar, only became the 17th EGOT when “A Strange Loop” won for best musical – she was a producer. “A Strange Loop,” a theater synthesis journey about a playwright writing a musical. In addition to Hudson, there are more than 40 producers for the Broadway show including Billy Porter, Alan Cumming, Ilana Glazer, Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling and RuPaul Charles.

The upcoming singer, actress, producer and daytime talk show host is just the third black EGOT winner and fifth woman in the elite club.

The last person to earn an EGOT before Hudson was composer and songwriter Alan Menken in 2020. Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind “Hamilton” and “In the Heights,” had a chance to join. join the group earlier this year if “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney’s “Encanto” won the Oscar for best original song.

Who had EGOT?

Richard Rodgers (1962)
Helen Hayes (1977)
Rita Moreno (1977)
John Gielgud (1991)
Audrey Hepburn (1993)
Marvin Hamlisch (1995)
Jonathan Tunick (1997)
Mel Brooks (2001)
Mike Nichols (2001)
Whoopi Goldberg (2002)
Scott Rudin (2012)
Robert Lopez (2014)
John Legend (2018)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (2018)
Tim Rice (2018)
Alan Menken (2020)

How else was history made at the Tony Awards?

Playwright Michael R. Jackson (“A Strange Loop”) took home the Tony Award for best book of a musical, becoming the only person to win the second Black award.

L Morgan Lee of “A Strange Loop” is the first transgender artist to be nominated for a Tony Award; Adam Rigg, the scenic designer of “The Skin of Our Teeth,” is the first non-binary designer to be nominated.

The first award of the night — for best song — went to “Six: The Musical,” with music and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Marlow became the first prodigious lyricist to win a Tony Award.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Jennifer Hudson EGOT at Tony Awards: Who else are EGOT winners?

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