Winning best new musical category with “A Strange Loop”, Jennifer Hudson, becomes one of only 17 people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony and the second Black woman to achieve this status.
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As the Michael R. Jackson show moved to Broadway the singer and actress was added as a producer. “This brilliant, funny masterpiece exposes the heart and soul of a young artist struggling with his desires, identity and instincts he both loves and hates,” Hudson stated at the Tony awards show Sunday while introducing the performance of the musical.
Hudson won an Oscar in 2007 for her supporting role in “Dreamgirls” and two Grammys — one for best R&B album, Hudson's 2008 self-titled debut entered at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. She would go on to win another Grammy for the cast album of “The Color Purple.” She also executive produced an interactive animated short called “Baba Yaga” that won a Daytime Emmy Award.
"Even though I am extremely blessed to have accomplished many of my goals at such a young age, I am still reaching, still striving." - Jennifer Hudson