Jennifer Hudson joins EGOT winners after Tony victory

The performer and producer Jennifer Hudson has joined the elite group of EGOT winners with her victory at the Tony awards in New York on Sunday night.

 Jennifer  has joined the elite group of EGOT 

Hudson is the 17th person to achieve EGOT status and at the age of 40 the third youngest to do so The most recent winners include Alan Menken John Legend Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Robert Lopez

Hudson won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2007 for her debut movie role as Effie White in Dreamgirls, an adaptation of the Broadway musical

 A second Grammy came in 2017 as one of the principal Broadway cast members in The Color Purple, which won best musical theatre album

She won best R&B album at the Grammy awards for her eponymous debut studio album.

 She received a Daytime Emmy award last year as a producer on the short animation Baba Yaga.

In 2009 she won best R&B album at the Grammy awards for her eponymous debut studio album. A second Grammy came in 2017 as one of the principal Broadway cast members in The Color Purple

Hudson received her Tony as one of the producers of A Strange Loop, which was named best musical at the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall

A Strange Loop has more than 40 producers including Alan Cumming, Ilana Glazer and Mindy Kaling.