Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

The Ultimate EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) List

The EGOT, a phrase coined Miami Vice‘s Philip Michael Thomas, represents earning the highest individual, competitive entertainment honors in the areas of television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar) and theatre (Tony).

To date, only 16 people have received all four awards with Robert Lopez and holds the records for having completed his in record time (10 years) and as the youngest ever (39) when he won an Oscar for Best Original Song (“Let It Go,” from Frozen) in 2014. At 45 years, Helen Hayes took the longest time to complete hers (45 years) and John Gielgud currently stands the oldest to win.

John Legend became the first African-American male to hit EGOT, completing the quartet of awards at the 2018 Emmys for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

Most Emmys: Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks and Mike Nichols (4). Most Grammys: John Legend (10). Most Oscars: Marvin Hamlisch (3). Most Tonys: Mike Nichols (9). Nichols has the most awards in total with 15.

EGOT Winners

NameCompleted (year span)EmmyGrammyOscarTonyCompletion YearAge at time of completionCategory(s)
Richard Rodgers171962196019451950196259 years, 328 daysComposer
Helen Hayes451953197719321947197776 years, 132 daysActress
Rita Moreno161977197219611975197745 years, 274 daysActress/Singer
John Gielgud301991197919811961199187 years, 133 daysActor/Director
Audrey Hepburn411993199419531954199463 years, 261 daysActress
Marvin Hamlisch231995197419731976199551 years, 100 daysComposer
Jonathan Tunick201982198819771997199759 years, 43 daysComposer/Conductor
Mel Brooks341967199819682001200174 years, 340 daysWriter/Composer/Actor
Mike Nichols402001196119671964200169 years, 363 daysDirector/Comedian
Whoopi Goldberg172002198519902002200246 years, 201 daysComedian/Actress/Host
Scott Rudin281984201220071994201253 years, 213 daysProducer
Robert Lopez102008201220142004201439 years, 7 daysComposer
John Legend122018200620152017201839 years, 255 daysSinger/Composer/Producer
Andrew Lloyd Webber382018198019961980201870 years, 171 daysComposer/Producer
Tim Rice382018198019931980201873 years, 303 daysLyricist/Composer
Alan Menken302020199119902012202071 years, 4 daysLyricist/Composer

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), a composer, received his fourth distinct award in 1962. Between 1945 and 1979, Rodgers received a total of 13 awards.

Primetime Emmy

  • 1962: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed – Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years

Grammy

  • 1960: Best Show Album (Original Cast) – The Sound of Music
  • 1962: Best Original Cast Show Album – No Strings

Oscar

  • 1945: Best Song – “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair
  • Tony
  • 1950: Best Musical – South Pacific
  • 1950: Tony Award for Producers, Musical – South Pacific
  • 1950: Best Score – South Pacific
  • 1952: Best Musical – The King and I
  • 1960: Best Musical – The Sound of Music
  • 1962: Best Composer – No Strings

Helen Hayes (1900–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1976. Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of 7 awards. She was the first woman to win all four. Counting only the first award of each type, she also has the distinction of the longest timespan (45 years) between her first and fourth award of any showbiz EGOT winner.

Primetime Emmy

  • 1953: Best Actress – Schlitz Playhouse of Stars for the episode “Not a Chance”

Grammy

  • 1977: Best Spoken Word Recording – Great American Documents

Oscar

  • 1932: Best Actress in a Leading Role – The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • 1970: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Airport

Tony

  • 1947: Best Actress, Dramatic – Happy Birthday
  • 1958: Best Actress, Dramatic – Time Remembered

Rita Moreno (born 1931), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1961 and 1978, Moreno received a total of five awards. She is also the first Latin winner and the first winner to win a Grammy as their second award (both previous winners won Tonys as their second award).

Primetime Emmy

  • 1977: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music – The Muppet Show
  • 1978: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series – The Rockford Files for the episode “The Paper Palace”

Grammy

  • 1972: Best Recording for Children – The Electric Company

Oscar

  • 1961: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – West Side Story

Tony

  • 1975: Best Featured or Supporting Actress in a Play – The Ritz

John Gielgud (1904–2000), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 1991. Between 1948 and 1991, Gielgud received a total of six awards. Gielgud was the first winner to win any award other than the Oscar as their first award (his first award was a Tony). At age 87 when he won his Emmy, he was also the oldest winner.

Primetime Emmy
1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special – Summer’s Lease

Grammy

  • 1979: Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording – Ages of Man

Oscar

  • 1981: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Arthur

Tony

  • 1948: Outstanding Foreign Company – The Importance of Being Earnest
  • 1961: Best Director of a Drama – Big Fish, Little Fish

Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award posthumously in 1994. Between 1953 and 1994, Hepburn received a total of six awards. She was the fifth person to complete the feat and the first to do so posthumously. She was also the first winner to win two of their awards in consecutive awards shows (the 1994 Grammys were the first Grammys since her win at the 1993 Emmys).

Primetime Emmy

  • 1993: Outstanding Individual Achievement, Informational Programming – Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn

Grammy

  • 1994: Best Spoken Word Album for Children – Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales

Oscar

  • 1953: Best Actress in a Leading Role – Roman Holiday

Tony

  • 1954: Best Actress in a Drama – Ondine

Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012), a composer, received his fourth distinct award in 1995. Between 1973 and 2001, Hamlisch received a total of 12 awards. Hamlisch has the most Oscars of any Grand Slam winners (three). In 1974 he became the first winner to have won a “General Field” Grammy – taking Song of the Year and Best New Artist. He was also the first EGOT winner to have won multiple legs of the feat for the same work – an Oscar and a Grammy for song “The Way We Were”.

Primetime Emmy

  • 1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction – Barbra: The Concert
  • 1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics – Barbra: The Concert
  • 1999: Outstanding Music and Lyrics – AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies
  • 2001: Outstanding Music Direction – Timeless: Live in Concert

Grammy

  • 1974: Song of the Year – “The Way We Were” from The Way We Were
  • 1974: Best New Artist of the Year
  • 1974: Best Pop Instrumental Performance – The Entertainer
  • 1974: Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special – The Way We Were

Oscar

  • 1973: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score – The Way We Were
  • 1973: Best Music, Original Song – “The Way We Were”
  • 1973: Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation – The Sting

Tony

  • 1976: Best Musical Score – A Chorus Line

Jonathan Tunick (born 1938), a composer, conductor, and music arranger, received his fourth distinct award in 1997. Between 1977 and 1997, Tunick received a total of four awards. Tunick is the first EGOT winner to have won an Emmy as their second award as well as the first to win the Tony as their fourth award.

Primetime Emmy

  • 1982: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction – Night of 100 Stars

Grammy

  • 1988: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals – “No One is Alone,” Cleo Laine

Oscar

  • 1977: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score – A Little Night Music

Tony

  • 1997: Best Orchestrations – Titanic

Mel Brooks (born 1926), a director, writer and actor, received his fourth distinct award in June 2001. Between 1968 and 2002, Brooks received a total of 11 awards. Brooks was the first person to win the Emmy as the first award, and the first winner to have won his Oscar for screenplay writing.

Primetime Emmy

1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety – The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special
1997: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1998: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1999: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You

Grammy

  • 1998: Best Spoken Comedy Album – The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000
  • 2002: Best Long Form Music Video – Recording ‘The Producers’: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
  • 2002: Best Musical Show Album – The Producers

Oscar

  • 1968: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – The Producers

Tony

  • 2001: Best Book of a Musical – The Producers
  • 2001: Best Original Score – The Producers
  • 2001: Best Musical – The Producers

When he appeared on the January 26, 2015 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Brooks called himself an EGOTAK, noting that he had also received awards from the American Film Institute and Kennedy Center.


Mike Nichols (1931–2014), a director, received his fourth distinct award in November 2001. Between 1961 and 2012, Nichols received a total of 15 awards. Nichols was the first person to complete the Grand Slam in the same year in which another individual (Mel Brooks) had previously completed it. Nichols was also the first to win the Grammy as their first award, the first winner to have won multiple awards (an Oscar, several Tonys, and two Emmys) for directing, and has the most Tony Awards (9) of any EGOT winner. When counting all awards won—not just the first of each type—Nichols has the longest timespan of awards among EGOT winners, at 51 years.

Primetime Emmy

  • 2001: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Wit
  • 2001: Outstanding Made for Television Movie – Wit (as executive producer)
  • 2004: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Angels in America
  • 2004: Outstanding Miniseries – Angels in America (as Executive producer)

Grammy

  • 1961: Best Comedy Performance – An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May

Oscar

  • 1967: Best Director – The Graduate

Tony

  • 1964: Best Director, Dramatic – Barefoot in the Park
  • 1965: Best Director, Dramatic – Luv and The Odd Couple
  • 1968: Best Director, Dramatic – Plaza Suite
  • 1972: Best Director, Dramatic – The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  • 1977: Best Musical – Annie (as producer)
  • 1984: Best Director, Play – The Real Thing
  • 1984: Best Play – The Real Thing (as producer)
  • 2005: Best Director, Musical – Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • 2012: Best Director, Play – Death of a Salesman

Whoopi Goldberg (born 1955), an actress, comedian and talk-show host, received her fourth distinct award in 2002. Between 1985 and 2009, Goldberg received a total of 6 awards. Goldberg is the first African-American winner, the first to win the Oscar as their second award, and the first to win two of their awards in the same year (she won both her first Daytime Emmy and her Tony in 2002).

Daytime Emmy

  • 2002: Outstanding Special Class Special – Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (Host)
  • 2009: Outstanding Talk Show Host – The View

Grammy

  • 1985: Best Comedy Recording – Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording

Oscar

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Ghost

Tony

  • 2002: Best Musical – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Notes: Although she has never won a competitive Primetime Emmy award, she has been nominated several times. The fact that she does not have a competitive Primetime Emmy Award has led to debate over her inclusion in the “official list.” In the 30 Rock episode “Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001”, Goldberg (playing herself) addresses this when questioned by character Tracy Jordan about her Daytime Emmy: “It still counts! Girl’s gotta eat!”


Scott Rudin (born 1958) received his fourth distinct award in 2012. Between 1984 and 2012, Rudin received a total of 12 awards. Rudin is the first winner who was primarily a producer.

Primetime Emmy

  • 1984: Outstanding Children’s Program – He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’

Grammy

  • 2012: Best Musical Theater Album – The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Oscar

  • 2007: Best Picture – No Country For Old Men

Tony

  • 1994: Best Musical – Passion
  • 2000: Best Play – Copenhagen
  • 2002: Best Play – The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
  • 2005: Best Play – Doubt: A Parable
  • 2006: Best Play – The History Boys
  • 2009: Best Play – God of Carnage
  • 2010: Best Revival of a Play – Fences
  • 2011: Best Musical – The Book of Mormon
  • 2012: Best Revival of a Play – Death of a Salesman
  • 2014: Best Revival of a Play– A Raisin in the Sun
  • 2015: Best Play – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • 2015: Best Revival of a Play – Skylight
  • 2016: Best Revival of a Play – A View from the Bridge
  • 2017: Best Revival of a Musical– Hello, Dolly!

Robert Lopez (born 1975), a songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 2004 and 2014, Lopez received a total of 7 awards. Like fellow EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg, his Emmy awards are Daytime Emmys (although he has been nominated for a competitive Primetime Emmy award). Lopez is the youngest winner to receive all four awards in competitive categories, as well as the fastest to complete his qualifying run of award wins (10 years), and has the shortest time to complete any run of wins (4 years). He received his Grammy Award for The Book of Mormon in collaboration with fellow EGOT winner Scott Rudin (among others), making them the first pair of EGOT winners to have been co-winners of the same award. Lopez is also the first person to have won the Oscar last, which he won with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. He is also the second EGOT winner, behind Marvin Hamlisch, to have won multiple legs of the feat for the same work – an Oscar and a Grammy for the song “Let It Go.”

Oscar

  • 2014: Best Original Song: “Let It Go” from Frozen

Daytime Emmy

  • 2008: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition: Wonder Pets
  • 2010: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition: Wonder Pets

Grammy

  • 2012: Best Musical Theater Album: The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • 2015: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen
  • 2015: Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Let It Go” from Frozen

Tony

  • 2004: Tony Award for Best Score: Avenue Q
  • 2011: Best Book of a Musical: The Book of Mormon
  • 2011: Best Original Score: The Book of Mormon

John Legend (born 1978), a musician and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 2006 and 2018, Legend received a total of 13 awards. Legend has won the most Grammy awards, 10, of any EGOT recipient. In addition to being the first black man to achieve EGOT status, Legend is the second recipient, after Marvin Hamlisch, who is primarily a musician. Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice all simultaneously became EGOT recipients on September 9, 2018 when they were collectively awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Oscar

  • 2015: Best Original Song – “Glory” from Selma

Primetime Emmy

  • 2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy

  • 2006: Best New Artist 2006: Best R&B Album – Get Lifted
  • 2006: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance – “Ordinary People” 2007: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance – “Heaven”
  • 2007: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – “Family Affair”
  • 2009: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – “Stay with Me (By the Sea)”
  • 2011: Best R&B Song – “Shine”
  • 2011: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance – “Hang on in There”
  • 2011: Best R&B Album – Wake Up!
  • 2016: Best Song Written for Visual Media – “Glory”

Tony

  • 2017: Best Revival of a Play – Jitney

Andrew Lloyd Webber (born 1948), a musical theatre composer, songwriter and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Lloyd Webber received a total of 13 awards.

Primetime Emmy

  • 2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy

  • 1980: Best Cast Show Album – Evita
  • 1983: Best Cast Show Album – Cats
  • 1986: Best Contemporary Composition – Requiem

Oscar

  • 1997: Best Original Song – “You Must Love Me” from Evita

Tony

  • 1980: Best Original Score – Evita
  • 1983: Best Musical – Cats
  • 1983: Best Original Score – Cats
  • 1988: Best Musical – The Phantom of the Opera
  • 1995: Best Musical – Sunset Boulevard
  • 1995: Best Original Score – Sunset Boulevard

Tim Rice (born 1944), a lyricist and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Rice received a total of 12 awards, and shares some of his awards with his regular collaborator Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Primetime Emmy

2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy

  • 1980: Best Cast Show Album – Evita
  • 1993: Song of the Year – “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”
  • 1993: Best Musical Album for Children – Aladdin – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”
  • 2000: Best Musical Show Album – Aida

Oscar

  • 1993: Best Original Song – “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
  • 1995: Best Original Song – “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King
  • 1997: Best Original Song – “You Must Love Me” from Evita

Tony

  • 1980: Best Original Score – Evita
  • 1980: Best Book of a Musical – Evita
  • 2000: Best Original Score – Aida

Alan Menken (born 1949), is an American composer, songwriter, music conductor, director and record producer. With eight Academy Award wins, Menken is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman, who has 9 Oscars. He has also won 11 Grammy Awards, a Tony Award, and Daytime Emmy Award. He is the first EGOT winner to hit the mark with material all for one studio (Disney).

Daytime Emmy

  • 2020: Outstanding Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program – “Waiting in the Wings” for Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure

Grammy

  • 1991: Best Recording for Children – The Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
  • 1991: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid
  • 1993: Best Musical Album for Children – Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 1993: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television – Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast
  • 1994: Song of the Year – “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)” from Aladdin
  • 1994: Best Musical Album for Children – Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 1994: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television – Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 1994: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
  • 1995: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas
  • 2012: Best Song Written for Visual Media – “I See the Light” from Tangled

Oscar

  • 1989: Original Score (Comedy or Musical) – The Little Mermaid
  • 1989: Original Song – “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid
  • 1990: Original Score (Comedy or Musical) – Beauty and the Beast
  • 1990: Original Song – “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast
  • 1992: Original Score (Comedy or Musical) – Aladdin
  • 1992: Original Song – “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
  • 1995: Original Score (Comedy or Musical) – Pocahontas
  • 1995: Original Song – “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas

Tony

  • 2012: Original Score – Newsies

So who’s next up? The following artist have three of the four trophies. For purposes of actual potential to complete EGOT, I am not included those who are deceased.

Missing a Tony Award
Julie Andrews
Burt Bacharach
Alan Bergman
Marilyn Bergman
Jon Blair
Cher
Common
Michael Giacchino
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
James Moll
Morgan Neville
Randy Newman
Sid Ramin
Trent Reznor
Atticus Ross
Martin Scorsese
Barbra Streisand 
John Williams
Kate Winslet

Missing a Grammy Award
Ellen Burstyn
Viola Davis
Jeremy Irons
Glenda Jackson
Jessica Lange
Frances McDormand
Liza Minnelli
Helen Mirren
Al Pacino
Christopher Plummer
Vanessa Redgrave
Geoffrey Rush
Maggie Smith
Tony Walton

Missing an Emmy Award
Elton John
Benj Pasek
Justin Paul
Stephen Sondheim
Bruce Springsteen

Missing an Academy Award (Oscar)
Harry Belafonte
Martin Charnin
Cynthia Erivo
Anne Garefino
Hugh Jackman
James Earl Jones
Quincy Jones
Rachel Bay Jones
John Kander
Alex Lacamoire
Cyndi Lauper
Katrina Lenk
Audra McDonald
Bette Midler
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cynthia Nixon
Trey Parker
Billy Porter
Ben Platt
Marc Shaiman
Bill Sherman
Ari’el Stachel
Matt Stone
Charles Strouse
Lily Tomlin
Dick Van Dyke
David Yazbek

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