H.E.R. Looking To Complete Her EGOT With New Broadway Show
In 2021, shortly after H.E.R. won an Oscar for her Judas And The Black Messiah track “Fight For You,” she said that she hoped to one day get to EGOT status (one each from the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards). She already has 5 Grammys, and last year she picked up an Emmy for producing on Netflix’s We The People with the Obamas. This month, she’ll go for the final award, a Tony, as a producer on the upcoming Broadway show, Here Lies Love. The production, co-written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, centers on former Philippines first lady, Imelda Marcos.
If it wins a Tony next June, it’ll make H.E.R. the youngest woman to ever achieve an EGOT by 10 years. The current youngest woman is Jennifer Hudson, who was 38 when she won in 2021, becoming the 17th person overall, the third youngest person, and just the second Black woman to win ever. She was recently succeeded by Viola Davis, the 18th person and third Black woman, who completed ger EGOT last year.