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VIDEO: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Talks Songwriting at TEDxBroadway

March 1
5:43 PM 2014

TEDxBroadway returned last month at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and was filled with provocative presentations, discussions and new connections. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a clip from Robert Lopez's talk on songwriting!

Lopez was nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Song for "Let It Go" in Disney's FROZEN. He is also a Tony Award-winning composer for The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q.

Guest speakers for TEDxBroadway also included Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler, Founders of Mark Fisher Fitness; Jonathan Mann, "the song a day guy"; Gabe Zichermann, Chair of GSummit (, Founder/Editor of Gamification.Co ( and EQ magazine; Diane Paulus, Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical; Lea DeLaria, Jazz musician, writer, stand-up comic, actor appearing on Netflix original Orange Is the New Black; David Drake, Founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a private equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, author of Crowd Fund Economics; Dan Gurney, CEO and founder of Concert Window and a six-time United States Champion on the button accordion; Yao Huang, Managing Partner at Pereg Ventures, founder of The Hatchery; Craig Dykers, Founding Partner of Snøhetta; Freestyle Love Supreme, from two of the creators of the Tony Award-winning In the Heights, five performers take the crowd on a non-stop hip hop improv ride; Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D., Co-author of Newton's Football (Random House) and author of Save Our Science (TED Books); Todd Robbins, Award-winning performer and creative artist; Dexter Upshaw, Founder and CEO of Distinction Interactive (, head of digital for the Apollo Theater in Harlem; Natasha Tsakos, Conceptual director, creator and performer; and David Torpey, Co-founder and Creative Director of Image Now Consultants and Image Now Films.

VIDEO: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Talks Songwriting at TEDxBroadway
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