Tony Awards: Jennifer Hudson Becomes an EGOT

The Tony Awards are back and Jennifer Hudson now has the status of EGOT, which refers to people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. This makes her the 17th person to join the EGOT club – and the third youngest.

Hudson took home a Tony for producing the musical, “A Strange Loop.” The Tony awards were back at Radio City Music Hall last night for the first time since June 2019. All plays and Broadway musicals that opened between February 2020 and May 2022 were honored at the ceremony.

At 40 years and nine months, Hudson is the third-youngest person to EGOT. Robert Lopez, was 39 when he hit ‘status’ and John Legend was 39-years and eight-months were younger. But also remarkable? J-Hud is just the third Black EGOT, following Whoopi Goldberg and Legend.

  • Other producers getting a Tony for their work on “Strange Loop?” The list includes RuPaul CharlesDon CheadleAlan CummingIlana GlazerMindy Kaling, and Billy Porter.