Alan Menken Becomes 16th Person Ever To Achieve EGOT Status

Composer Alan Menken on Sunday became the 16th person ever to achieve EGOT status. EGOT is a term to describe entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

At Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, Menken won the Emmy award for best original song in a children's, young adult or animated program for Disney Channel's Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure. He composed the song "Waiting in the Wings," sharing the Daytime Emmy with lyricist Glenn Slater.

Menken has won eight Oscars for songs and scores from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas. He also has won 11 Grammys, for his work on said films. He won a Tony Award in 2012 for best original score for the musical Newsies.

Other EGOT winners include Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more.

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