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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Achieves "EGOT" Status With EMMY Win From Jesus Christ Superstar Live

Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Tim Rice in the press room with their EMMY Award. (Getty Images)

The 2018 Emmy® Awards ended on a helluva high note for composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber who adds the title "EMMY" to his long list of accolades. He took home the 2018 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) category for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which premiered on April 1st, and cleverly fell on Easter Sunday. This win puts him in a distinguished class of notable people who are known as 'EGOTS"(EMMY, GRAMMY, OSCAR, and TONY) winners.

In a statement, Lloyd Webber said, “I’m honored that the Television Academy recognized this wonderful production of Superstar. While I celebrate this award with my colleagues especially my dear friend Tim Rice, we would not be here without the guidance of Craig Zadan whose recent passing we continue to mourn.”

Lloyd Webber joins an esteemed list of people to EGOT, including iconic composers such as Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch, fellow Englishmen John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, and now Tim Rice and John Legend who both received Emmys tonight for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Tonight’s Emmy joins a host of accolades Lloyd Webber has won including:

Grammy® Awards

- 1980 Best Cast Show Album for Evita

- 1983 Best Cast Show Album for Cats

- 1986 Best Contemporary Composition for Requiem

- 1990 Grammy Legend Award


- 1996 Best Song for “You Must Love Me” from Evita

Tony® Awards

- 1980 Best Original Score for Evita

- 1983 Best Musical for Cats

- 1983 Best Original Score for Evita

- 1988 Best Musical for The Phantom of the Opera

- 1995 Best Musical for Sunset Boulevard

- 1995 Best Original Score for Sunset Boulevard

- 2018 Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber just celebrated his 70th birthday in March with the release of his memori Unmasked (another volume is promised by him in the future, but a set date is still TBD)

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