Bruce Springsteen Earns a Special Tony Award for ‘Springsteen on Broadway’
Bruce Springsteen is getting closer to his EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) sweep, as his Broadway show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” earned a nod today (May 1).
The Tony Awards will honor the Freehold native in June for his “once-in-a-life” production of Springsteen on Broadway.
In a live-streamed ceremony on Tuesday announcing this year’s nominations, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. called Springsteen on Broadway a “theatergoing experience of extraordinary dimensions.”
‘Springsteen on Broadway’ will continue with 81 additional shows.
Springsteen already has an Academy Award for Best Original Song in “Streets of Philadelphia,” and multiple Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, for “Dancing in the Dark,” Best Male Solo Performance, “Tunnel of Love,” and Song of the Year,” “Streets of Philadelphia,” and Best Rock Album, “The Rising.” All he needs now is an Emmy for Television.
The Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. E.T. The ceremony will be hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.
“Bruce will receive his Special Tony Award for his still ongoing, year-long engagement in ‘Springsteen On Broadway,’ a once in a lifetime theater going experience of extraordinary dimensions he created specifically for the Broadway stage.”
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) May 1, 2018