VIDEO: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Talks Songwriting at TEDxBroadway
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 (gsummit.com), Founder/Editor of Gamification.Co (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 (distinctioni.com), 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.
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