Alan Menken EGOT Status Achieved With Daytime Emmy Win - /Film

Alan Menken EGOT Status Achieved With Daytime Emmy Win - /Film

Alan Menken EGOT Status Achieved With Daytime Emmy Win - /Film

This won Outstanding Original Song in a Children's, Young Adult or Animated Program, which Menken shared with lyricist Glenn Slater.

Alan Menken, best known for his spectacular scores to Disney's "Little Mermaid", "Aladdin" and "Pocahontas", has become only the 16th person in history to scoop the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony quartet of prizes.

San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum will celebrate Alan Menken earning EGOT status with a virtual fundraiser celebrating the Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid composer's career, featuring special guest Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The honor is Menken's first competitive Emmy.

Menken joins names such as Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Andrew Lloyd Webber on the elusive list of people who have won all four major awards in United States entertainment. The song was performed in the series by Eden Espinosa and Hudson D'Andrea.

But it absolutely was only a matter of time before Menken earned that EGOT.

© Provided by Daily Mail Winner: The composer won his first and only Tony Award in 2012 for Best Original Score for the musical Newsies Andrew Lloyd Weber also won his EGOT in 2018 after his Emmy win, following Grammy and Tony wins in 1980 and an Oscar in 1998.

Menken is one of the most decorated composers and songwriters in the industry, with a total of 11 Grammys and eight Oscars. The remaining categories were split up between on line ceremonies that aired July 19 (digital) and July 26 (children's, lifestyle and animated).

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