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At age 11 Hugh Jackman decided against dance lessons because his older brother told him "dancing is for sissy's." Years later his brother apologized and encouraged him to follow his passion. Hugh signed up for lessons the following day and went on to win a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

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John Kani (King T'Chaka in Black Panther) lost his left eye during a beating by South African police after returning home from a Broadway production of "Sizwe Banzi Is Dead," which was critical of apartheid. He subsequently won a 1975 Tony Award for his performance.

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  1. Term "EGOT" was coined by Miami Vice actor Philip Michael Thomas who said he planned to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony within 5 years. As of 2019, he has yet to be nominated for any of the awards.

  2. Only one actor has ever earned a REGOT (Razzie, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards): actress Liza Minnelli.

  3. Ropert Lopez, who won an Oscar for the Disney songs "Let it Go" and "Remember Me", also wrote the song "The Internet is for Porn" for the Tony Award-Winning show "Avenue Q".

  4. Mel Brooks is one of twelve people to ever win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony (an EGOT) and the only person to ever receive those four plus awards from the American Film Institute and the Kennedy Center

  5. The composer of the Broadway musical RENT died hours before the first performance of the show. He would go on to win three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, but never got to see the show performed for an audience.

  6. Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) is only an O away from being an EGOT (emmy, grammy, oscar, tony award winner)

  7. Whoopi Goldberg is one of only twelve people to receive Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.

  8. Tennessee Williams won two Pulitzer Prizes by 1959. He had also won three Donaldson Awards, a Tony Award, and three New York Drama Critic's Circle Awards.

  9. In 2010 Denzel Washington won a Tony Award for Best Actor for the play Fences. It was later made into a movie and Denzel resumed his role on screen.

  10. The Tony Award is named after a woman: Antoinette Perry.

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Only 12 people have ever won the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards). The longest time between completion was 45 years; the shortest was 10 years.

When Anna was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway musical high society she was the third-youngest ever to be nominated for the award.

Liam Neeson's mother-in-law, Vanessa Redgrave, is the only British actress to ever to win the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Olivier, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards.

Mel Brooks has won Tony, Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy awards - making him known as an EGOT.

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Jonathan Larson, the creator of the musical Rent, died three months before the musical premiered on Broadway. The musical was a smash hit and he was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer and two Tony Awards for his work.

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The acronym EGOT was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas (best known for his role in Miami Vice) in reference to his plans on winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. He has not received nominations for any of them.

Since "The Oscars" (as well as the "Grammy Awards" & the "Tony Awards") is a TV show, it's often nominated for an Emmy.

There are 12 people who have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards a.k.a. EGOT. There's only one EGOTH (EGOT+Hugo)winner, Mel Brooks.

The Tony Awards were created to be the equivalent of the Academy Awards (Oscars), but for theater.

There was a year of Broadway musicals so bad the Tonys refused to give Best actor and Actress awards

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In addition to his 1947 Oscar, Sidney Sheldon won a Tony Award in 1959, and had a Golden Palm Star dedicated to him in 1994 on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award when she was 12.

Jeff Goldblum made his Broadway debut at the age of 19 in the original production of the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona. The show won two Tony Awards, including Best Musical, beating out both Grease and Follies.

The Tony Conigliaro award, an award given by the MLB to professional baseball players who overcome disadvantages to play at high levels. Yangervis Solarte, who lost his wife to cancer during the baseball season but still played while taking care of three young daughters, won most recently.

Whoopi Goldberg is the only person ever to have an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony Award, and a Kid's Choice Award.

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The baby from the labyrinth (Tony Froud), grew up to be an award winning special effects artist. Also, is a puppeteer.

The Tony Awards have won two Emmy Awards.

Jason Alexander won the 1989 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

Rupert Holmes, the musician behind *Escape (The Piña Colada Song)*, later became the first person in theatrical history to win simultaneous, un-shared Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score

Only 23 people have achieved the "Triple Crown of Acting", 14 women and 9 men. This means that they have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting category.

There are only two people who have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards and a Pulitzer Prize: Marvin Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers (both are composers for film and musicals).

Death of a Salesman opened at the Morosco Theatre on February 10th, 1949. The play was widely admired and won him the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony award, and the New York Drama Critics" Circle Award.

Rita Moreno is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, which include an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony.[

Before Jerry Stiller played Frank Constanza on "Seinfeld," the character was played by Tony award winning actor John Randolph for one episode.

The final lyric in a Tony-award winning musical is "I still have maggots in my scrotum."

The Tony Awards won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for three years in a row, including one for Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In 2012, the nominees for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play were John Lithgow, James Earl Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frank Langella and James Corden. And James Corden won.

Kate Winslet is a Tony Award win away from becoming only the fifth actor/actress in history to have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

James Earl Jones played the father in the original Broadway production of Fences at the 1987 Tony Awards

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