With Tony-winning ‘A Strange Loop’, Jennifer Hudson becomes an EGOT recipient

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Jennifer Hudson became an EGOT winner.

The singer and actress won a Tony Award for producing ‘A Strange Loop,’ which was named Best Musical on Sunday.

She is the 17th person to achieve EGOT status in history. Hudson is also the second black woman to win all four major awards (after Whoopi Goldberg), as well as the third black person (after Goldberg and John Legend) and fifth woman (after Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Goldberg) for join the elite club.

Hudson won an Oscar in 2007 for her performance in “Dreamgirls,” a Daytime Emmy in 2021 for executive producing the animated film “Baby Yaga,” and two Grammys in 2009 and 2017 for her self-titled debut album and recording. of the Broadway cast of “The Color Purple”, respectively.

“A Strange Loop” probes the inner reality of a 26-year-old black and queer artist who works as an usher in a Broadway musical and tries against all odds to turn his alienation into art. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Michael R. Jackson’s musical also won the award for its book.

Besides Hudson and lead producer Barbara Whitman, producers of “A Strange Loop” include Mindy Kaling, RuPaul Charles, Don Cheadle, Billy Porter, Ilana Glazer and Alan Cumming – all of whom also won a Tony Award on Sunday.

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