John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice Become EGOT Winners
The Creative Arts Emmys, held Sunday September 9, saw John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice become the latest EGOT winners by receiving an Emmy for Variety Special for NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert, with Legend as producer and Lloyd Webber and Rice as the composer and lyricist of the original 1970 musical. The trio become the 13th, 14th, and 15th people in history to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Legend also made history as the first black man to do so. And at 39, he ties songwriter Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Frozen) as the youngest man to do so.
Only 12 other artists have achieved the EGOT distinction. Aside from Lopez, the surviving recipients are Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, producer Scott Rudin and composer-orchestrator Jonathan Tunick. Other recipients include Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Mike Nichols and Marvin Hamlisch. More details here.