A Timeline of All 16 EGOT Winners

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In 1984, Miami Vice star Philip Michael Thomas told an interviewer why he wore a gold medallion with the letters E, G, O, and T. “Hopefully, in the next five years, I will win all of those awards,” he said, referring to his ambitions for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony glory.

And thus, the legend of the EGOT was born, at a time when only three people had earned the status. Since then, another 13 talented folks have become EGOT winners, including composer Alan Menken, who landed his first Emmy just last week (July 26) for his work on the Disney Channel show Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure. Our fingers are still crossed for Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Billy Porter who are each only one trophy away.

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Below, check out all of the 16 awards winners who have earned the high honor, in chronological order of when they obtained their EGOT.

EGOT Winners Richard Rodgers
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Richard Rodgers

The prolific musical theater composer was the first individual to achieve EGOT status, earning the honor in 1962.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1962: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed, Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years

Grammy Awards

1960: Best Show Album (Original Cast), The Sound of Music,

1962: Best Original Cast Show Album, No Strings

Academy Awards

1945: Best Song, “It Might as Well Be Spring,” State Fair

Tony Awards

1950: Best Musical, South Pacific

1950: Tony Award for Producers, Musical, South Pacific

1950: Best Score, South Pacific

1952: Best Musical, The King and I

1960: Best Musical, The Sound of Music

1962: Best Composer, No Strings

EGOT Winners Helen Hayes
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Helen Hayes

The actress, known as the First Lady of American Theatre, earned the EGOT in 1977, nine years before receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1953: Best Actress, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, “Not a Chance”

Grammy Awards

1977: Best Spoken Word Recording, Great American Documents

Academy Awards

1932: Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Sin of Madelon Claudet

1970: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Airport

Tony Awards

1947: Best Actress, Dramatic, Happy Birthday

1958: Best Actress, Dramatic, Time Remembered

EGOT Winners Rita Moreno
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Rita Moreno

The One Day at a Time star, now 88, is the earliest EGOT winner still alive—earning hers in 1977. She and Hayes are the only EGOT winners to have also earned the Triple Crown of Acting, i.e. to have won competitive Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Awards in acting categories.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1977: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music, The Muppet Show

1978: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series, The Rockford Files, “The Paper Palace”

Grammy Awards

1972: Best Recording for Children, The Electric Company

Academy Awards

1962: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, West Side Story

Tony Awards

1975: Best Featured or Supporting Actress in a Play, The Ritz

EGOT Winners John Guilgud
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John Gielgud

The British star of such films as Becket and Arthur was the first LGBTQ EGOT winner, and after winning his in 1991 at the age of 87, he ranks as the oldest person to have achieved the honor.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special, Summer’s Lease

Grammy Awards

1979: Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording, Ages of Man

Academy Awards

1981: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Arthur

Tony Awards

1948: Outstanding Foreign Company, The Importance of Being Earnest

1961: Best Director of a Drama, Big Fish, Little Fish

EGOT Winners Audrey Hepburn
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Audrey Hepburn

The screen legend of Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s fame is the first EGOT winner to have achieved the honor posthumously, thanks to her 1993 Emmy win.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1993: Outstanding Individual Achievement, Informational Programming, Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn

Grammy Awards

1994: Best Spoken Word Album for Children, Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales

Academy Awards

1953: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Roman Holiday

Tony Awards

1954: Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, Ondine

EGOT Winners Marvin Hamlisch
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Marvin Hamlisch

The composer and conductor, who earned his EGOT in 1995, had collaborations with Barbra Streisand to thank for his first Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. He and Rodgers are also the only PEGOT winners, i.e. EGOT winners who also earned Pulitzer Prizes.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction, Barbra: The Concert

1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics, Barbra: The Concert

1999: Outstanding Music and Lyrics, AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies

2001: Outstanding Music Direction, Timeless: Live in Concert

Grammy Awards

1974: Song of the Year, The Way We Were

1974: Best New Artist

1974: Best Pop Instrumental Performance, “The Entertainer”

1974: Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special, The Way We Were

Academy Awards

1973: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, The Way We Were

1973: Best Music, Original Song, “The Way We Were”

1973: Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation, The Sting

Tony Awards

1976: Best Musical Score, A Chorus Line

EGOT Winners Jonathan Tunick
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Jonathan Tunick

The orchestrator, composer, and frequent Stephen Sondheim collaborator earned his EGOT in 1997. He and Hepburn are the only two EGOT winners who earned only one of each award.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1982: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction, Night of 100 Stars

Grammy Awards

1988: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals, “No One is Alone,” Cleo Laine

Academy Awards

1977: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score, A Little Night Music

Tony Awards

1997: Best Orchestrations, Titanic

EGOT Winners Mel Brooks
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Mel Brooks

The famed comedian, now 94, earned an Oscar for his 1967 film The Producers and then landed Grammys and Tonys—and his EGOT—in 2001 after adapting the film into a stage musical.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety, The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special

1997: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Mad About You

1998: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Mad About You

1999: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Mad About You

Grammy Awards

1998: Best Spoken Comedy Album, The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000

2002: Best Long Form Music Video, Recording ‘The Producers’: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

2002: Best Musical Show Album, The Producers

Academy Awards

1968: Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen), The Producers

Tony Awards

2001: Best Musical, The Producers

2001: Best Book of a Musical, The Producers

2001: Best Original Score, The Producers

EGOT Winners Mike Nichols
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Mike Nichols

The actor and director’s Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony haul spans more than a half-century. He won his EGOT in 2001 but continued earning Tonys until 2012 before passing in 2014.

Primetime Emmy Awards

2001: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Wit

2001: Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Wit

2004: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Angels in America

2004: Outstanding Miniseries, Angels in America

Grammy Awards

1961: Best Comedy Performance, An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May

Academy Awards

1967: Best Director, The Graduate

Tony Awards

1964: Best Director, Dramatic, Barefoot in the Park

1965: Best Director, Dramatic, Luv and The Odd Couple

1968: Best Director, Dramatic, Plaza Suite

1972: Best Director, Dramatic, The Prisoner of Second Avenue

1977: Best Musical, Annie

1984: Best Director, Play, The Real Thing

1984: Best Play, The Real Thing

2005: Best Director, Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot

2012: Best Director, Play, Death of a Salesman

EGOT Winners Whoopi Goldberg
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Whoopi Goldberg

The Ghost star and cohost of The View is the first Black EGOT winner, having earned the honor in 2002. On 30 Rock, she riffed on the fact that her EGOT includes a Daytime Emmy win, telling Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), “It still counts!”

Daytime Emmy Awards

2002: Outstanding Special Class Special, Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (Host)

2009: Outstanding Talk Show Host, The View

Grammy Awards

1986: Best Comedy Recording, Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording

Academy Awards

1991: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Ghost

Tony Awards

2002: Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie

EGOT Winners Scott Rudin
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Scott Rudin

Until this year, this film, TV, and theater producer held the record for EGOT winner with the most competitive wins. He earned his EGOT in 2012 with his involvement in the hit musical The Book of Mormon.

Primetime Emmy Awards

1984: Outstanding Children’s Program, He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’

Grammy Awards

2012: Best Musical Theater Album, The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Academy Awards

2008: Best Picture, No Country For Old Men

Tony Awards

1994: Best Musical, Passion

2000: Best Play, Copenhagen

2002: Best Play, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

2005: Best Play, Doubt

2006: Best Play, The History Boys

2009: Best Play, God of Carnage

2010: Best Revival of a Play, Fences

2011: Best Musical, The Book of Mormon

2012: Best Revival of a Play, Death of a Salesman

2014: Best Revival of a Play, A Raisin in the Sun

2015: Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

2015: Best Revival of a Play, Skylight

2016: Best Play, The Humans

2016: Best Revival of a Play, A View From the Bridge

2017: Best Revival of a Musical, Hello, Dolly!

2019: Best Play, The Ferryman

2019: Best Revival of a Play, The Boys in the Band

EGOT Winners Robert Lopez
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Robert Lopez

This songwriter, who wrote “Let It Go” from Frozen with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, became the youngest EGOT winner—winning his in 2014 at age 39—and the first person to double up on each award.

Daytime Emmy Awards

2008: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition, Wonder Pets!

2010: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition, Wonder Pets!

Grammy Awards

2012: Best Musical Theater Album, The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording

2015: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Frozen

2015: Best Song Written for Visual Media, “Let It Go,” Frozen

Academy Awards

2014: Best Original Song, “Let It Go,” Frozen

2018: Best Original Song, “Remember Me,” Coco

Tony Awards

2004: Best Original Score, Avenue Q

2011: Best Book of a Musical, The Book of Mormon

2011: Best Original Score, The Book of Mormon

EGOT Winners John Legend
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John Legend

This R&B musician and the next two honorees on this list, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, all became EGOT winners on the same date in 2018 when they won Emmys for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Legend is also the EGOT winner with the most Grammys.

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy Awards

2006: Best New Artist

2006: Best R&B Album, Get Lifted

2006: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, “Ordinary People”

2007: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, “Heaven”

2007: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, “Family Affair”

2009: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, “Stay with Me (By the Sea)”

2011: Best R&B Song, “Shine”

2011: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, “Hang on in There”

2011: Best R&B Album, Wake Up!

2016: Best Song Written for Visual Media, “Glory”

2020: Best Rap/Sung Performance, “Higher”

Academy Awards

2015: Best Original Song, “Glory,” Selma

Tony Awards

2017: Best Revival of a Play, Jitney

EGOT Winners Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Andrew Lloyd Webber

This Broadway hitmaker—whose credits include Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard—also has a Grammy Legend Award and a Special Tony Award.

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy Awards

1980: Best Cast Show Album, Evita

1983: Best Cast Show Album, Cats

1986: Best Contemporary Composition, Requiem

Academy Awards

1997: Best Original Song, “You Must Love Me,” Evita

Tony Awards

1980: Best Original Score, Evita

1983: Best Musical, Cats

1983: Best Original Score, Cats

1988: Best Musical, The Phantom of the Opera

1995: Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard

1995: Best Original Score, Sunset Boulevard

EGOT Winners Tim Rice
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Tim Rice

This lyricist and producer is a frequent collaborator of both Lloyd Webber and the next EGOT recipient on this list, Alan Menken.

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy Awards

1980: Best Cast Show Album, Evita

1993: Song of the Year, “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”

1993: Best Musical Album for Children, Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”

2000: Best Musical Show Album, Aida

Academy Awards

1993: Best Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Aladdin

1995: Best Original Song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” The Lion King

1997: Best Original Song, “You Must Love Me,” Evita

Tony Awards

1980: Best Original Score, Evita

1980: Best Book of a Musical, Evita

2000: Best Original Score, Aida

EGOT Winners Alan Menken
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Alan Menken

The composer and songwriter, who earned his EGOT this year, has the most Oscar wins of any EGOT winner, thanks to his work on the Disney films The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas.

Daytime Emmy Awards

2020: Outstanding Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program, “Waiting in the Wings,” Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure

Grammy Awards

1991: Best Recording for Children, The Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack

1991: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, “Under the Sea,” The Little Mermaid

1993: Best Album for Children, Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1993: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television, Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, “Beauty and the Beast,” Beauty and the Beast

1994: Song of the Year, “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” Aladdin

1994: Best Musical Album for Children, Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1994: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television, Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1994: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, “A Whole New World,” Aladdin

1996: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, “Colors of the Wind,” Pocahontas

2012: Best Song Written for Visual Media, “I See the Light,” Tangled

Academy Awards

1989: Best Original Score, The Little Mermaid

1989: Best Original Song, “Under the Sea,” The Little Mermaid

1991: Best Original Score, Beauty and the Beast

1991: Best Original Song, “Beauty and the Beast,” Beauty and the Beast

1992: Best Original Score, Aladdin

1992: Best Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Aladdin

1995: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score, Pocahontas

1995: Best Original Song, “Colors of the Wind,” Pocahontas

Tony Awards

2012: Best Original Score, Newsies