John Legend One Win Away From Elite “EGOT” Status With His Win At Tony Awards
(AllHipHop News) The “All of Me” singer co-produced the revival of August Wilson’s play “Jitney,” which took home the prize for the Best Revival of a Play on Sunday, meaning John has nearly achieved the EGOT, which represents elite performers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.
John has won a number of Grammy Awards during his career, most recently in 2016 for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Glory,” his collaboration with Common for the 2014 movie “Selma,” which also won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
That means all John has left to win is an Emmy, which honors work in the TV industry.
At one point it looked like an Emmy was in reach, with John serving as producer on critically-acclaimed drama “Underground,” but the show has recently been canceled after two seasons.
His wife Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to celebrate his achievement, writing, “John won a Tony!!! He has a GOT!”
There are just 12 stars who have achieved all four awards competitively, including Whoopi Goldberg and the late Audrey Hepburn.