John Legend has landed two Emmy nominations for his role as Jesus in the Easter production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
Legend is up for an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for playing Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, and for producing the show alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
If he wins, Legend will have an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards). #Levels
“If it happens, it would be a truly rare group of people to join,” Legend told Vulture. “To do it with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be especially cool, given that this was their show from the beginning. According to them, we’ve done their favorite production in the history of the show. It would be cool if this was the one that put them over the top for the EGOT.”
Jesus Christ Superstar earned 13 Emmy nominations total, the most of any live TV musical. Along with Legend, co-stars Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon also snagged nods for their roles. “For all three of us, as actors, to get nominated is pretty incredible,” Legend said.
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