Tony Wins and Jennifer Hudson Achieve EGOT Status With a Weird Loop

Jennifer Hudson has gone from American Idol also-ran to Emmy, Grammy, 

Oscar, and, now, Tony winner. On Sunday Hudson officially achieved EGOT 

status, winning a Tony as one of the celebrity producers for the night’s best musical winner, A Strange Loop. 

Hudson coproduced A Strange Loop—which won best musical and best book of a 

musical for scribe Michael R. Jackson—with other celebrities including 

RuPaul Charles, Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling, Billy Porter, and Alan Cumming, among others.  

Hudson’s EGOT journey began when she won the best supporting actress Oscar 

for playing Effie White in Dreamgirls in 2007. She followed that up with two Grammys, winning best R&B album for