John Legend, Elton John and which 4 other composers just need an Emmy Award to reach EGOT?

At the young age of 38, music superstar John Legend has joined an exclusive awards group in 2017. With a Tony Awards win in June, he is now just an Emmy away from reaching EGOT status.

Only a dozen people have won the awards grand slam known as the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). They are (in chronological order of achievement) composer Richard Rodgers, actress Helen Hayes, actress Rita Moreno, actor John Gielgud, actress Audrey Hepburn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, writer/director/composer Mel Brooks, director Mike Nichols, actress Whoopi Goldberg, producer Scott Rudin, and composer Robert Lopez.

Among Legend’s 10 Grammy wins, his first three were in 2006 for Best New Artist, Best R&B Album (“Get Lifted”), and Best R&B Song (“Ordinary People”). He then won an Oscar in 2015 for Best Original Song (“Glory” from “Selma”) and a Tony in 2017 for producing Best Revival of a Play (“Jitney”).

There are a total of 11 people who have won a combination of the Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy without a Tony Award. The six living people are featured in this photo gallery because they could still achieve the EGOT. They are singer/songwriter Elton John, Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer Alan Menken, composer Tim Rice, and composer Stephen Sondheim.

The five deceased people are actor Henry Fonda, composer Oscar Hammerstein, composer Alan Jay Lerner, composer Frank Loesser, and composer Jule Styne.

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