It’s a good week for a whole slew of Broadway talent who were just announced as Tony Award nominees for the 2018 ceremony. Many of those nominated include actors and writers who have earned major Emmy love in the past, and could do so again in just a few months. Doing so would put them in a rare category of artists who have earned Tony and Emmy nominations in the same year, with one in particular also having an Oscar nomination under her belt.
Here are some actors and writers from this year’s class of Tony nominees who might continue their awards streak with Emmy nominations in July:
Laurie Metcalf – Not only did Metcalf add another Tony nomination to her total of five for her performance in “Three Tall Women,” but she also earned her first Oscar nomination earlier this year for “Lady Bird.” She now has a great shot of getting an Emmy nomination for playing Jackie Harris in the “Roseanne” revival, a role that earned her three Emmys during the show’s original run. She could even nab an additional Emmy nomination in Comedy Guest Actress for playing Sheldon’s mom on “The Big Bang Theory.”
Amy Schumer – Schumer’s Broadway debut in the Steve Martin-penned play “Meteor Shower” just led to her first Tony nomination. Already an Emmy winner for “Inside Amy Schumer,” she could net another nomination for guest hosting “Saturday Night Live” on May 12.
Tina Fey – Speaking of “Saturday Night Live,” Fey has a strong chance of earning an Emmy nomination of her own for hosting the Season 43 finale on May 19. Fey was just nominated for her first Tony Award for writing the book for the “Mean Girls” musical, adapting the story from her own screenplay.
Tony Shalhoub – Shalhoub adds another Tony nomination this year with the musical “The Band’s Visit.” He was a previous Emmy darling for “Monk,” for which he was nominated eight times, winning three. He plays the father of the titular character in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and could very well collect his ninth nomination, this time in Comedy Supporting Actor.
Brian Tyree Henry – Henry is on a real hot streak with projects lately, breaking out for his performance as Paper Boi in “Atlanta” and getting an Emmy nomination for guest acting in “This Is Us.” He also just became a Tony nominee for “Lobby Hero.” This summer, he could receive another Emmy nom for the second season of “Atlanta.”
John Legend – While Legend didn’t get nominated for an acting Tony, he was included in the large group of musicians who penned music for the “SpongeBob SquarePants” musical in the Original Score category. Just last year he won a Tony for co-producing the play “Jitney.” He is one Emmy away from achieving EGOT status, which he could get for either acting in “Jesus Christ Superstar” or producing it.
Sara Bareilles – Bareilles, Legend’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” acting partner, is another recent Tony nominee who could nab her first Emmy nomination this year. Just two years ago Bareilles earned her first Tony nomination for writing the music and lyrics to “Waitress.”
Diana Rigg – Rigg is another Tony winner who just added another nomination to her collection, for her work in the “My Fair Lady” revival. She has also been Emmy nominated for the past three seasons of “Game of Thrones” for playing the scene-stealing Lady Olenna Tyrell, and she has a pretty strong shot of not only earning a fourth but finally winning.
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