Emmy wins for Jesus Christ Superstar’s John Legend and fellow producers/composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, have allowed all three to attain rare EGOT status, meaning they have each won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony in addition to the TV honor.
Among those in the exclusive club are Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, John Gielgud and Frozen songwriter Robert Lopez.
Legend’s Oscar win came in 2015 for his song, “Glory,” with Common, which was included on the soundtrack to the Martin Luther King drama Selma. He won a Tony in 2017 as a co-producer of a revival of August Wilson’s play “Jitney,” and has won 10 Grammys. He is the first black male EGOT winner, and at 39, is also the joint youngest with double EGOT winner Lopez.
Jesus Christ Superstar won outstanding live variety special at the Creative Arts Emmys awarded on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The production also won awards for production design, lighting, technical direction and sound mixing.