With the Tony-winning ‘A Strange Loop,’ Jennifer Hudson becomes an EGOT recipient

Jennifer Hudson has become an EGOT winner.

The singer and actress won a Tony Award for producing A Strange Loop, which won Best Musical on Sunday.

She is the 17th person in history to achieve EGOT status. Hudson is also the second black woman to win all four major awards (after Whoopi Goldberg), as well as the third black person (after Goldberg and John Legend) and fifth woman (after Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Goldberg) . join the elite club.

Hudson won an Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in Dreamgirls, a Daytime Emmy in 2021 for executive production of the animated film Baby Yaga, and two Grammys in 2009 and 2017 for her debut self-titled album and recording the Broadway cast of “The Color Purple”

A Strange Loop explores the inner reality of a 26-year-old black queer artist who works as an usher on a Broadway musical and tries against the odds to turn his alienation into art. Michael R. Jackson’s musical was nominated for one of the top 11 Tony Awards and also took home the award for its book.

In addition to Hudson and lead producer Barbara Whitman, producers of ‘A Strange Loop’ include Mindy Kaling, RuPaul Charles, Don Cheadle, Billy Porter, Ilana Glazer and Alan Cumming – all of whom also won a Tony Award on Sunday.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-06-12/jennifer-hudson-egot-winner With the Tony-winning ‘A Strange Loop,’ Jennifer Hudson becomes an EGOT recipient

Sarah Ridley

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