An EGOT is someone with all four of the main entertainment awards in America, managing to scoop an Emmy (television), a Grammy (music), an Oscar (film) and a Tony (theatre).
On Sunday, John managed to scoop the final piece in the puzzle, picking up an Emmy for his work as a producer on the musical special ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’.
The 39-year-old performer already took home an Oscar in 2015 for his contribution to the ‘Selma’ soundtrack, a Tony for co-producing a Broadway revival of ‘Jitney’ and a total of 10 Grammys, including the prestigious Best New Artist honour.
But John isn’t the only new member of the EGOT hall of fame, with both of his ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’ co-producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also reaching the status thanks to their win last night.
Andrew Lloyd Webber previously bagged an Oscar in 1997 for the original ‘Evita’ song ‘You Must Love Me’, and two Grammys for the soundtracks to ‘Evita’ and ‘Cats’, as well as an additional prize for a requiem written for his late father. In addition to this, he was named a Grammy legend in 2010.
As one of the biggest names in contemporary musical theatre, it’s no surprise he has a total of seven Tonys, including winning a Special Tony Award for his contributions to the field earlier this year.
Tim Rice, meanwhile, has an additional two Academy Awards for his work on the ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Lion King’ soundtracks, the former of which also earned him three Grammys in 1993.
And just in case you thought the Emmys had somehow passed you by, last night marked the Creative Arts Emmys, with the main ceremony set to take place this weekend.
Incidentally, John is up for yet another award during that ceremony, having served as the lead in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’, as well as one of its co-producers.