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John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are all one step closer to being EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on Thursday was nominated for outstanding variety special Emmy Award. Legend served as a co-producer and star of the live NBC production, while Lloyd Webber and Rice both served as executive producers in addition to Lloyd Webber composing the music and Rice serving as the lyricist for the musical.
In addition to Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert‘s nomination for outstanding variety special, Legend was individually nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role as Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live is a production that recounts Jesus Christ’s last few weeks before his death in a musical fashion. The production also starred Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon, both of whom received Emmy noms, with Alice Cooper, Norm Lewis and Ben Daniels.
Legend currently has 10 Grammy Awards under his belt. He won an Oscar in 2015 alongside Common in the best original song written for visual media category for the song “Glory,” featured in Selma. He also won a Tony in 2017 for his role as a co-producer for the production of Jitney.
Lloyd Webber has won seven Tony Awards throughout his career for his work on the shows Evita, Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, as well as a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Tony. The composer has won three Grammy Awards; the first was in 1986 for Requiem in the best contemporary composition category, while he won the Grammy Legend Award in 1990. Webber also won an Oscar in 1996 in the best original song category for “You Must Love Me” from the film adaptation of Evita.
Rice has won three Oscars, which were all in the best original song category. His first win was in 1993 for “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. The second was in 1995 for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King. Rice’s most recent Oscar win was in 1997 for “You Must Love Me” from Evita, which he shared with Lloyd Webber. The lyricist won three Grammys in 1994 in the best musical album for children, song of the year and best song written specifically for a motion picture or for television categories, all for his work on the Aladdin soundtrack and for the song “A Whole New World.” Rice also has won three Tony Awards, including best book of a musical and original score in 1980 for his work for Evita, and original score in 2000 for Aida.
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