Robert Lopez Becomes 12th Member of Exclusive 'EGOT' Club
With tonight's 'Best Original Song' Oscar win for 'Let It Go' from Disney's FROZEN, Robert Lopez, who wrote the music and lyrics for the song with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has become the twelfth member of the exclusive EGOT club. FROZEN also took home the award for 'Best Animated Feature Film' earlier this evening.
Lopez's first two Broadway musicals, Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, are both critical and commercial smash hits and Best Musical Tony Award winners. He shares Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book for The Book of Mormon, as well as a Grammy for the show. He also shares a Tony for Best Original Score and a Grammy nomination for Avenue Q, which he co-wrote and conceived. His Emmy wins came in 2008 and 2010 for his work on The Wonder Pets.
With a stage adaptation in the wings, FROZEN's soundtrack recently became the longest-running No. 1 film soundtrack since 2003. The movie has passed THE LION KING as Disney's highest-grossing animated film to date, with $865 million worldwide. FROZEN just won four 2014 Annie Awards, as well as the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, and the ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Animated Feature.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," presents "Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride