Composer Moves One Step Closer to Becoming the 12th Person to Earn an EGOT -- All Four Major Performing Arts Awards THR
With the Emmy nomination he received Thursday, one composer moved a step closer to achieving an EGOT -- the acronym that stands for Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The composer is Alan Menken, who has won Oscars for his work in Disney films such as "Beauty and the Beast." Menken received an Emmy nomination for his song "More or Less the Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway" in ABC's comedy "The Neighbors."
"His Grammy came just last year, won with Glenn Slater for the song 'I See the Light' in Disney’s 'Tangled,'" THR reports. "And months later, Menken and Jack Feldman collected a Tony for their original score to 'Newsies.'"
If he wins an Emmy, that would make him the 12th person to hold the EGOT honor, joining the ranks of Mel Brooks, Audrey Hepburn, Mike Nichols and composers including Marvin Hamlisch.
The first person to pull off the EGOT was Richard Rodgers, who accomplished the feat in 1962. Others have included Rita Moreno, John Gielgud and Whoopi Goldberg.