Jennifer Hudson COULD Achieve EGOT After Tony Nomination

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The EGOT is closer than ever for American Idol season 3 alum Jennifer Hudson following Monday’s (May 9) 2022 Tony Award nominations.

So far the singer has 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.

The Tony would give Jennifer the final major awards show trophy she needs to join the elite EGOT club, which includes The Voice coach John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more.

And Jennifer definitely has a good shot at EGOT. She’s is nominated as a producer for A Strange Loop, which topped the Tony nominations with 11 nods. The musical from Michael R. Jackson follows a Black queer man trying to write a musical as he grapples with his identity.

The production, which won the Pulitzer Prize for best drama in 2020, is up for 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. See the list of nominations for A Strange Loop below, and check out the full list of Tony nominations at TonyAwards.com.

Jennifer will shoot an action thriller this summer, launch a talk show in the fall

Meanwhile, Jennifer has been cast alongside Sam Worthington, Milla Jovovich, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Common ith the Stefon Bristol action thriller Breathe. Principal photography is expected to begin in Pennsylvania this summer. The story follows a mother named Maya (Hudson) and her daughter (Wallis) who are forced to live underground after Earth is made uninhabitable due to a lack of oxygen.

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

The Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will take place LIVE from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00 – 8:00 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.

A Strange Loop Nominated for 11 Tony Awards

Best Musical

Girl From The North Country
MJ
Mr. Saturday Night
Paradise Square
SIX: The Musical

A Strange Loop

Producers: Barbara Whitman, Pasek, Paul & Stafford, Hunter Arnold, Marcia Goldberg, Alex Levy & James Achilles, Osh Ashruf, A Choir Full Productions, Don Cheadle & Bridgid Coulter Cheadle, Paul Oakley Stovall, Jimmy Wilson, Annapurna Theatre, Robyn Coles, Creative Partners Productions, Robyn Gottesdiener, Kayla Greenspan, Grove Entertainment, Kuhn, Lewis & Scott, Frank Marshall, Maximum Effort Productions Inc., Joey Monda, Richard Mumby, Phenomenal Media & Meena Harris, Marc Platt & Debra Martin Chase, Laurie Tisch, Yonge Street Theatricals, Dodge Hall Productions/JJ Malley, Cody Renard Richard, John Gore Organization, James L. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization, RuPaul Charles, Alan Cu mming, Ilana Glazer, Jennifer Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Billy Porter, Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons

Best Book of a Musical

Girl From The North Country
Conor McPherson

MJ
Lynn Nottage

Mr. Saturday Night
Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel

Paradise Square
Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas & Larry Kirwan

A Strange Loop
Michael R. Jackson

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Flying Over Sunset
Music: Tom Kitt
Lyrics: Michael Korie

Mr. Saturday Night
Music: Jason Robert Brown
Lyrics: Amanda Green

Paradise Square
Music: Jason Howland
Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Masi Asare

SIX: The Musical
Music and Lyrics: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss

A Strange Loop
Music & Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night
Myles Frost, MJ
Hugh Jackman, The Music Man
Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire
Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Matt Doyle, Company
Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square
Jared Grimes, Funny Girl
John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop
A.J. Shively, Paradise Square

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Jeannette Bayardelle, Girl From The North Country
Shoshana Bean, Mr. Saturday Night
Jayne Houdyshell, The Music Man
L Morgan Lee, A Strange Loop
Patti LuPone, Company
Jennifer Simard, Company

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
Bunny Christie, Company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Neil Austin, Company
Tim Deiling, SIX: The Musical
Donald Holder, Paradise Square
Natasha Katz, MJ
Bradley King, Flying Over Sunset
Jen Schriever, A Strange Loop

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Simon Baker, Girl From The North Country
Paul Gatehouse, SIX: The Musical
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Company
Drew Levy, A Strange Loop
Gareth Owen, MJ

Best Direction of a Musical

Stephen Brackett, A Strange Loop
Marianne Elliott, Company
Conor McPherson, Girl From The North Country
Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage, SIX: The Musical
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ

Best Orchestrations

David Cullen, Company
Tom Curran, SIX: The Musical
Simon Hale, Girl From The North Country
Jason Michael Webb and David Holcenberg, MJ
Charlie Rosen, A Strange Loop

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