By Creative Media Times
John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice won Outstanding Variety Special on Sunday’s Creative Arts Emmys evening for their work on Jesus Christ Superstar – Live in Concert, joining the elite EGOT club in the process.
Legend served as the producer while Lloyd Webber and Rice were the composer and lyricist of the original 1970 musical.
EGOT is the grand slam in entertainment, referring to artists who have won all four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. This would be the first time that three artists have earned an EGOT in a single year.
Including Legend, Webber and Rice, there are only a total of fifteen people who have achieved such feat, joining Robert Lopez, Mel Brooks, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg among others.
The Emmy win is a first for John Legend, who has already won 10 Grammys, a Tony for the 2017 Broadway revival Jitney, and an Oscar for “Glory”, his song from the 2014 movie Selma. Webb and Rice won Tonys for “Evita” and “Sunset Boulevard,” Grammys for “Cats” and “Evita” and an Oscar for the song “You Must Love Me” from the movie “Evita.”
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert received a total of 13 Emmy nominations. More winners from the 70th Annual Emmy Awards is set to be announced on Monday, September 17.