Windy City Times: SHOWBIZ Creative Emmys, Terrence McNally, singer Teraj, Lady Gaga honor

By Andrew Davis

At the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 9, Queer Eye won for Outstanding Structured Reality Program ( and other awards as well ), noted. Also, Strong Island—a true-crime documentary film directed by trans individual Yance Ford that's about the April 1992 murder of Ford's brother William—won for Outstanding Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking. In addition, producer Craig Zadan was honored, as Jesus Christ Superstar garnered multiple awards—including honors for Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and John Legend, who all became EGOTs ( people with Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys ) after this award event. Lastly, RuPaul picked up his third consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Host, for RuPaul's Drag Race.

Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane and Christine Baranski are among the Tony-winning artists who will honor playwright Terrence McNally Oct. 21 at the 92Y, noted. McNally, who celebrates his 80th birthday Nov. 1, is the subject of the new documentary film Every Act of Life, which will be available on streaming platforms Nov. 6. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Dramatists Guild are co-presenters of the Oct. 21 event.

Teraj—an openly bisexual, Miami-born artist/former model/TV personality who now lives in New York City—has released his pop/R&B/EDM debut EP, DEFY Pt. 1, a press release noted. With multiple tracks engineered by the team behind Calvin Harris' song "Blame," and jointly produced by Danny Bobby, Vezzo and Teraj himself, the EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and all digital platforms. See .

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation will honor Lady Gaga and Harrison Ford with this year's Artists Inspiration Awards, noted. The duo will be receive the tribute at the Foundation's 3rd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards to be held on Nov. 8, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Previous SAG-AFTRA Foundation Artists Inspiration Award honorees include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lionel Ritchie and Kate Winslet…