Kate Winslet should be contacting her theatrical agent immediately. According to your votes in our ongoing poll below, she is by far the likeliest of the 13 artists with at least one Emmy, Grammy and Oscar to achieve EGOT status by taking home a Tony.
Winslet won a Grammy in 2000 for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (“Listen to the Storyteller”). She then won the Best Actress (“The Reader”) Oscar in 2008 on her sixth career nomination. And she prevailed at the Emmys in 2011 for Best Movie/Miniseries Actress (“Mildred Pierce”).
In our poll, which is still open, Winslet is followed by Barbra Streisand (who has an honorary Tony but has never won the award in competition), then Cher and Julie Andrews. The rest of the list is peopled by behind-the-scenes creative types: Burt Bacharach, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Michael Giacchino, James Moll, Randy Newman, Sid Ramin, Martin Scorsese and John Williams. (Four others — John Addison, George Burns, Peter Ustinov and Robin Williams — who won these three prizes have passed away.)
The dozen people to earn the EGOT (in chronological order of achievement) are: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Rudin, and Robert Lopez. (You don’t find Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones or Liza Minnelli on this list because at least one of their awards was honorary.)