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Jennifer Hudson EGOT probability Tony Awards: Who’re 16 EGOT winners?

Jennifer Hudson EGOT probability Tony Awards: Who’re 16 EGOT winners?

Historical past may very well be made in just a few classes and the Tony Awards could usher within the newest EGOT winner.

WASHINGTON — Jennifer Hudson may be part of the elite group of EGOT winners on Sunday on the Tony Awards. 

Hudson, who has an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar, can be simply the seventeenth EGOT if “A Unusual Loop” wins greatest musical — she’s a producer. “A Unusual Loop,” a theater meta-journey a few playwright writing a musical, goes into the present with a number one 11 Tony nominations. Along with Hudson, there are greater than 40 producers for the Broadway present together with Billy Porter, Alan Cumming, Ilana Glazer, Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling and RuPaul Charles. 

The singer, actress, producer and soon-to-be daytime discuss present host can be solely the third Black EGOT winner and fifth lady within the elite membership. 

The final individual to earn an EGOT was composer and songwriter Alan Menken in 2020. Broadway famous person Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind “Hamilton” and “Within the Heights,” had a shot at becoming a member of the group earlier this yr “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney’s “Encanto” would’ve received the most effective authentic track Oscar. 

Who has an EGOT already?

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 may historical past be made on the Tony Awards?

L Morgan Lee of “A Unusual Loop” is the primary out trans performer nominated for a Tony; Adam Rigg, scenic designer of “The Pores and skin of Our Enamel,” is the primary out nonbinary designer nominated; and Toby Marlow, co-creator of “Six” is the primary out nonbinary composer-lyricist nominated.

Camille A. Brown and Lileana Blain-Cruz are vying for greatest path of a play and if both wins, she can be the primary Black feminine winner within the class. If Marianne Elliott prevails in that class, she would be the first lady to simply accept three Tonys for path.

If playwrights Michael R. Jackson (“A Unusual Loop”), Lynn Nottage (“MJ”) or Christina Anderson (“Paradise Sq.”) take house the Tony for greatest ebook of a musical, they might be solely the second Black winner after Stew’s victory for “Passing Unusual” in 2008. And Jiyoun Chang (“for coloured women”) and Yi Zhao (“The Pores and skin of Our Enamel”) may develop into the primary lighting designer of Asian descent to win a Tony.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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