American Idol’s Jennifer Hudson an EGOT Winner After Tony Win

Jennifer Hudson EGOT Tony Awards
RuPaul Charles and Jennifer Hudson at THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. Photo: Mary Kouw/CBS

Congratulations to Jennifer Hudson! The American Idol season 3 alum and former The Voice coach is now a member of a rare club. She’s an EGOT winner!

The singer/actress and soon to be afternoon talk show host, is a producer on the Broadway musical, A Strange Loop which won Best Musical at the 2022 Tony Awards Sunday night (June 12).

Previously, Jennifer won an acting Oscar for Dreamgirls in 2007; two performing Grammys including best musical theater album for The Color Purple, in 2017, and best R&B album for Jennifer Hudson, in 2009; a Daytime Emmy as executive producer on the VR animated film Baby Yaga.

Now, with A Strange Loop winning a Tony, Jennifer has the final major awards show trophy she needed to join the elite EGOT club, which includes The Voice coach John LegendWhoopi GoldbergAndrew Lloyd Webber and more. 

So You Think You Can Dance alum and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose hosted Sunday’s Tony Awards. The event took place live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday June 16. CBS broadcast the event live. 

Jennifer is only the 17 EGOT winner. 

A Strange Loop was nominated for 11 awards including best musical, best direction, best lead actor, best featured actor, best featured actress, best original score, best orchestrations and best book, best scenic design, best lighting design and best sound design of a musical. It won Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. The musical from Michael R. Jackson follows a Black queer man trying to write a musical as he grapples with his identity.

Check out all the 2002 Tony winners HERE.

Earlier in the broadcast, Jennifer introduced a performance from A Strange Loop with fellow producer, RuPaul Charles.

Jennifer will set to launch a talk show in the fall

Next up: Jennifer will host an afternoon talk show The Jennifer Hudson Show that will be launched on FOX owned TV stations in Fall 2022.

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