Alan Menken becomes the 16th EGOT victor in history

Alan Menken becomes the 16th EGOT victor in history

Composer and Disney Legend Alan Menken has become the 16th person in history to reach the prestigious EGOT status, following his recent win in the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards, according to TheaterMania. It picked up the "Best Original Song in a Children's, Young Adult or Animated Program" award this weekend.

Menken also has won eight Oscars, with those wins coming for songs and scores from "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin" and "Pocahontas".

Menken's first step toward completing his EGOT was the Oscar, which he won two of in 1990 for his music in The Little Mermaid. His latest Emmy win caps an illustrious career that has spanned theater, television and film. He joins the small group of entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

His Emmy makes him the 16th person ever to achieve EGOT status.

By 2012, the conductor, director and record producer had won a Tony award for Best Original Score, following his musical masterpiece for the $5m Broadway production, Newsies The Musical - inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in NY.

Menken unites names like Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Andrew Lloyd Webber about the evasive collection of those who have won all four significant awards in USA amusement.

© Provided by Daily Mail Winner: The composer won his first and only Tony Award in 2012 for Best Original Score for the musical Newsies Andrew Lloyd Weber also won his EGOT in 2018 after his Emmy win, following Grammy and Tony wins in 1980 and an Oscar in 1998.

He most recently composed the score and wrote music for Disney's Aladddin reboot starring Will Smith.

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