John Legend secures EGOT after winning an Emmy for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

11 September, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
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John Legend made history by becoming an EGOT victor on September 9! In 2017, he won a Tony for Best Revival of a Play for his role as a co-producer of Jitney.

An Emmy had been the only remaining piece of the EGOT crown missing from his trophy case.

Throughout his career, Legend has won 10 Grammys Awards.

Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice
Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice

The significance of the EGOT was not lost on him.

This win meant that he joined an exclusive club of performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Musical theater legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who composed the show, also won as producers.

He added: "I'm happy I was part of such a great show". So honoured they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.

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"Perfect", Teigen can be heard saying after Legend places his latest award. "Perfect", she whispers n the background.

"Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories", Legend captioned an Instagram photo with Webber and Rice.

John Legend is many things: former management consultant, husband to Chrissy Teigen, father to Luna and Miles, and caring friend to Kanye West. He's also the first African-American man to win all four awards. "It is an incredible moment for him and his family".

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There are only 15 stars, including Legend, Lloyd Webber, Rice and Lopez, who've reached EGOT status, these include: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg and Scott Rudin. So watch out because he might just win that too. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were also in the running for achieving an EGOT on Sunday, but lost their Emmy category for original song for the the TV version of "A Christmas Story".

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