Robert Lopez and his songwriting partner-wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez have written some of the most successful recent musicals and popular songs from movies. An English major at Yale, Filipino American Robert Lopez co-wrote the lyrics for the Broadway show “Avenue Q” then wrote the musical “The Book of Mormons” with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the duo who also created the “South Park” animated series. Robert Lopez is the youngest of a select group of people who have won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.
Robert and Kristen wrote songs together for the Disney animated musicals “Winnie the Pooh” and “Frozen.” From their last Disney movie, the song “Let It Go” sang by Idina Menzel became an international hit and won the Oscar for “Best Original Song.”
[ScreenSlam / YouTube] Frozen: Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Official Movie Interview
- [NPR / Fresh Air] Songwriters Behind ‘Frozen’ Let Go Of The Princess Mythology: “When this song came to us, we were on a little stroll through Prospect Park in Brooklyn near our house, and we both started to improv what Elsa might be feeling. So we stood up on picnic tables.” Read more
- [New York Times] Fresh Off ‘Frozen,’ Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Prepare a New Musical: “I thought it would be really cool to show the world the inner life of someone like me, who doesn’t have a huge personality, who deals with some personal demons and is a little bit shy and a little awkward when you first get to know me.” Read more
- The Book of Mormon Show Website
- Avenue Q Show Website