Your move, TV Academy: The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that Bruce Springsteen will receive a special Tony Award for his bestselling solo show Springsteen On Broadway, putting him just one lousy Emmy away from the elusive EGOT.
That’s “Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony,” as coined by Miami Vice’s Philip Michael Thomas in an interview back in 1984. Only 12 people have ever been able to score the EGOT, considered one of the most difficult achievements in show business; with his Best Original Song Oscar for “Streets Of Philadelphia” in 1994, the 20 Grammys he’s won over the years, and now this Tony award, all Springsteen needs is a gig composing original music (or a main title theme) for a TV series or TV movie, and his EGOT status is all but assured. (He could also potentially win a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, although whether Daytime Emmys count towards the EGOT is debatable.)
Springsteen On Broadway, which has been sold out basically since its debut in October 2017, takes place in the intimate 939-seat Walter Kerr theater and features the rock ‘n’ roll legend performing music and telling stories from his life based on his memoir Born To Run. In its announcement, the Tony committee calls the show “a once-in-a-lifetime theatergoing experience for the Broadway stage, allowing fans an intimate look at a music idol.” Springsteen recently extended the show for a third and reportedly final time, through December 15, 2018.