Broadway Songwriter Robert Lopez Joins Ranks of EGOT Recipients with "Frozen" Oscar Win
03 Mar 2014
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Robert Lopez, the 39-year-old songwriter who made his Tony Award-winning Broadway debut in 2003 with Avenue Q, has become the 12th individual to join the prestigious ranks of EGOT, having completed his mantle of honors with the Oscar for Best Original Song for the breakaway hit "Let It Go" from the Disney animated film musical "Frozen."
Lopez, who co-wrote the score to "Frozen" with his wife, fellow Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has previously won the Daytime Emmy for "The Wonder Pets" (Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction and Composition), a Grammy for the cast album for The Book of Mormon (Best Musical Theatre Album) and Tony Awards for Avenue Q (Best Original Score) and The Book of Mormon (Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical).
"Frozen" also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.