Monday, June 12, 2017

EGOT DESK:  Three EGOT notes of relevance from last night's Tony Awards:
  • Most obviously, Bette Midler is now an Oscar away from finishing.  (Somewhat surprisingly, she did not have a Tony already).
  • Benj Pasek and Justin Paul seem quite likely to pick up at least one Grammy in February 2018--they'll be eligible for Best Musical Show Album for Evan Hansen and Best Song Written for Visual Media for their La La Land work (they are not producers on the La La Land album, though), leaving them just an Emmy shy.  They are being pushed for the Original Song Emmy this year for "Runnin' Home To You."
  • The stealth EGOT competitor?  John Legend, who co-produced Jitney, and is now missing just an Emmy.