The coveted EGOT represents artists who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.
To date, only twelve individuals have earned this honor, one of whom is Marvin Hamlisch, who we are currently celebrating in What They Did For Love: The Songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach.
In total, Marvin Hamlisch won 4 Emmy Awards, 4 Grammy Awards, 3 Oscars (the most of any EGOT winner), and one Tony Award.
Marvin Hamlisch also has the distinction of being one of only two EGOT winners to have also won a Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Hamlisch took home the Pulitzer for his work on A Chorus Line in 1976. Additionally, EGOT winner Richard Rodgers was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for South Pacific in 1950.
For good measure, Mr. Hamlisch is also a two-time Golden Globe winner, as well.
Also of note, Barbra Streisand (who is part of the trio of Divas we are saluting in our next production, Judy Barbra Liza) has also achieved EGOT status; however, her EGOT is accompanied by an asterisk. Barbra Streisand’s Tony Award was received in a non-competitive category. In 1970 she earned a Special Tony Award for “Star of the Decade”.
Technically that doesn’t count.
We still love you Barbra.