Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

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

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

Some other key figures to win awards at the same level include Rita Moreno, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.

John achieved EGOT status alongside fellow producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Naturally, Chrissy Teigen was overjoyed to share in her husband's accomplishments.

The win makes Legend, 39, the first black man and the youngest in history, to become an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony winner).

John Legend just joined a group of elite performers. with a Tony, Oscar, Grammy and now an Emmy award to his name.

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Legend, who played Jesus in the concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar but won his Emmy as a co-producer of the show, is also gunning for an acting Emmy later this month.

Legend thanked his wife, Chrissy Teigen, in his speech whilst Lloyd Webber and Rice remarked that they were amazed the musical was still popular at 48 years, adding that nobody in the United Kingdom bought the musical.

Before Sunday's Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award, or EGOT.

She called John, Andrew and Tim "EGOT GOATS", before writing: 'My incredible man. what a surreal life'. That year, composer Robert Lopez, 43, completed his EGOT quest. Their "Christmas Story Live" number "In the Market for a Miracle", lost the Emmy for original music and lyrics to the "Saturday Night Live" song "Come Back, Barack". Lopez still holds the record for only taking 10 years to complete it and is also the only "double EGOT" victor, since he has more than one of every award.

The 70th Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out over two days, from September 8 to September 9 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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