Popular Disney and Broadway composer Alan Menken has actually ended up being just the 16 th individual in history to reach the status of “EGOT” – after winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
Menken, who is best understood for composing the music for Disney movies such as Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, sealed his name in the history books after being granted a Daytime Emmy on Sunday.
The 71- year-old was honoured in the very best original song in a children’s, young animated or adult program classification for a song he composed for Disney Channel’s Rapunzel’s Twisted Adventure.
In a message to his Twitter followers after his win, Menken stated: “Actually pleased with everybody who added to the TANGLED series.
” As far as me lastly reaching my official EGOT status (Howard Ashman and I did in fact get an honorary Emmy back in the ’80 s), what can I state? I’m honoured, delighted and humbled.”
Menken joins names such as Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Andrew Lloyd Webber on the elusive list of people who have won all 4 significant awards in United States home entertainment.
Throughout his profession, Menken has won 8 Oscars and 11 Grammy awards for tunes composed for Aladdin, Beauty And The Monster, Pocahontas and The Little Mermaid, and got a Tony Award, which honours musical theatre in the United States, for his music in Newsies.
It took 31 years given that winning his first award in 1989 to accomplish EGOT status.
The term EGOT was first utilized by Miami Vice star Philip Michael Thomas in 1984 when he revealed his desire to win all 4 of the awards within 5 years after the show brought him instantaneous popularity.
Here is the full list of people who have actually accomplished EGOT status:
- Richard Rodgers
- Helen Hayes
- Rita Moreno
- John Gielgud
- Audrey Hepburn
- Marvin Hamlisch
- Jonathan Tunick
- Mel Brooks
- Mike Nichols
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Scott Rudin
- Robert Lopez
- John Legend
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Tim Rice
- Alan Menken