History could be made in some categories and the Tony Awards could produce the latest EGOT winner.
WASHINGTON — Jennifer Hudson could join the elite group of EGOT winners at Sunday’s Tony Awards.
Hudson, who has an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar, would only be the 17th EGOT if “A Strange Loop” wins best musical – she is a producer. A Strange Loop, a theatrical meta-journey about a playwright who writes a musical, enters the show with 11 leading Tony nominations. 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 singer, actress, producer and soon-to-be talk show host would be just the third Black EGOT winner and fifth woman to join the elite club.
The last person to receive an EGOT was composer and songwriter Alan Menken in 2020. Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind “Hamilton” and “In the Heights,” had the chance to join the group earlier this year Join Dos Oruguitas. from Disney’s “Encanto” would have won the Oscar for best original song.
Who already has an EGOT?
Richard Rodgers (1962)
Helen Hayes (1977)
Rita Moreno (1977)
John Gielgud (1991)
Audrey Hepburn (1993)
Marvin Hamlish (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 could history be made at the Tony Awards?
A Strange Loop’s L Morgan Lee is the first trans performer to be nominated for a Tony; Adam Rigg, set designer of The Skin of Our Teeth, is the first nominated non-binary designer; and Toby Marlow, co-creator of “Six”, is the first non-binary composer and lyricist to be nominated.
Camille A. Brown and Lileana Blain-Cruz are vying for best direction of a play, and if either wins, she would be the first black female winner in the category. If Marianne Elliott prevails in this category, she will be the first woman to accept three Tonys for directing.
If playwrights Michael R. Jackson (“A Strange Loop”), Lynn Nottage (“MJ”) or Christina Anderson (“Paradise Square”) took home the Tony for best book in a musical, they would be second black winners followed Stew’s win for “Passing Strange” in 2008. And Jiyoun Chang (“For Colored Girls”) and Yi Zhao (“The Skin of Our Teeth”) could become the first lighting designers of Asian descent to win a Tony.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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