Award season is in full swing. Though the Grammy Awards aren’t till February 5, among the greatest musical acts have discovered their works nominated at different business ceremonies together with the Golden Globes. Nonetheless, for entertainer Common there’s just one occasion that has his focus and that’s the Tony Awards.
The rapper, actor, and producer is effectively on his solution to turning into a member of the coveted EGOT membership (having a Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscars, and Tony Award) and at present solely wants a Tony Award to seal the deal. Throughout his go to to Late Night time With Seth Meyers yesterday (January 17), Widespread talked about his EGOT journey and his function within the Broadway manufacturing Between Riverside And Loopy.
The Chicago native remained humble, saying, “I’m very grateful for simply being on Broadway, man. And to be part of the theater neighborhood itself, that was a dream of mine sooner or later. The truth that I’m really doing theater now — I’m simply within the spirit of that. I’m attempting to offer my finest each evening.”
When requested if he deserves to turn out to be a EGOT member, he jokingly gave the host a glance of certainty earlier than saying, “For me, additionally it’s like, each [award] you simply named, which I’m tremendous grateful to have these awards you simply talked about, however all the things, whether or not I used to be doing music or whether or not I used to be performing in a movie or making a track for a movie, I simply went in it with my coronary heart and soul, put my spirit into it, and gave my finest. No matter outcomes occur, that’s icing on the cake.”
He then closed with, “To be acknowledged by individuals in theater can be a tremendous feat, however I’m simply glad proper now that I’m on that stage with Stephen McKinley Henderson and this unimaginable solid doing Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play. That is stuff I dreamed of and I didn’t know I’d be capable to do it with this group of individuals and at this degree.”
Final 12 months, singer Jennifer Hudson joined after taking dwelling a Tony Award and previous to that musician John Legend turn out to be the youngest individual and first Black man to earn that highly-respected title.
Watch Widespread’s interview above and under.