Kristen Anderson-Lopez is an American actress and songwriter. [1 ] Anderson-Lopez, along with her husband [2 ] Robert Lopez and Henry Jackman, wrote and produced music for the 2011 Disney film , Winnie the Pooh for which they were nominated for an [3 ] Annie Award for Best Music in a Feature Production. [4 ] She also provided the [5 ] voice of Kanga in the film. Additionally, she wrote songs for a [6 ] Walt Disney World production of . Finding Nemo – The Musical She and her husband also wrote the songs for Disney's [7 ] Frozen including " [8 ] Let It Go", for which they won an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014. [2 ]
Anderson-Lopez is also the co-creator of the Drama Desk Award winning, Broadway-bound musical
In Transit, developed at the O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, opened Off Broadway in 2010, and after receiving Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel recognition, is slated for a Broadway production in 2013.
Her work for young audiences includes numerous short and full-length musical adaptations for
Theatreworks USA ( Diary of a Worm, , Fancy Nancy Condensed Classics). She has written several songs for television and was a staff writer for the award-winning children’s show, , on Wonder Pets Nick Jr.
Anderson-Lopez is currently working on the new romantic stage musical
Up Here with her husband and Alex Timbers. The couple are also working on another musical, Disney's [9 ] Bob the Musical, with Allan Loeb writing the story. [10 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Anderson-Lopez was raised in three different places:
Croton-on-Hudson, New York (a suburb of New York City), to 1986; the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1986 to 1990; and Waxhaw, North Carolina (a suburb of Charlotte), from 1990 onward (which served as her home base during her college years). [11 ] Her parents, Erin and John, still live in Waxhaw. [12 ] [12 ] According to her father, Anderson-Lopez first fell in love with the theater at the age of four, when he took her to see a [13 ] U.S. Bicentennial musical tribute staged in their then-hometown of Croton-on-Hudson. After her family moved to North Carolina, she attended and graduated from [13 ] Charlotte Country Day School. She went on to [11 ] Williams College in western Massachusetts, where she double-majored in drama and psychology and graduated in 1994. [12 ] After a theater internship in Florida, [13 ] Anderson-Lopez spent several years working temporary jobs while pursuing her dream of becoming a [12 ] Broadway theatre performer in New York City. In 1999, she entered the [13 ] BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and found her true calling as a [11 ] lyricist, and also met her future husband Robert Lopez. [14 ]
In October 2003,
Anderson married Lopez, who would go on to become an [15 ] EGOT-winning [16 ] songwriter, composer and lyricist, including three [17 ] Tony Awards [18 ] for [19 ] and Avenue Q . They have two daughters; Katie and Annie, who both had voice parts in The Book of Mormon . Frozen [20 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Kristen Anderson-Lopez". IMDB . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ a b Lily Rothman (March 2, 2014). "EGOT! Frozen's Robert Lopez on Scoring His Oscar". Time . Retrieved . March 2, 2014
^ "Full cast and crew for Winnie the Pooh (2011)". IMDB . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ King, Susan (4 February 2012). ". 'Rango' wins the Annie Award for animated feature" Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ Giardina, Carolyn (February 4, 2012). ". 'Rango' Wins Annie Award for Best Animated Feature" The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ "Winnie the Pooh (2011)". IMDB . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ "Finding Nemo – The Musical: Entertainment at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park". Walt Disney World . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ Disney's 'Frozen': Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel to voice animated tale Retrieved December 1, 2013
^ Hetrick, Adam (October 27, 2011). "Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Alex Timbers Developing Romantic Musical Up Here". Playbill . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ "Allan Loeb Enlisted for Disney's Bob the Musical, Featuring a Score by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez". Playbill.com. 2014-01-09 . Retrieved . 2014-06-22
^ a b c De Brito, Deia (19 August 2011). "Successful Disney writer 'knew what she wanted. '" Charlotte Observer . Retrieved . 22 September 2014
^ a b c d Toppman, Lawrence (28 February 2014). "Former Charlottean is front-runner for Oscar for ‘Let It Go". The Charlotte Observer . Retrieved . 24 March 2014
^ a b c d Anderson, John (11 February 2014). "Oscar nominees have roots in Waxhaw". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014 . Retrieved . 18 May 2014
^ Kennedy, Mark (10 May 2014). "Musical theater workshop becomes incubator for Broadway shows". Washington Post . Retrieved . 18 May 2014
^ "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Kristen Anderson, Robert Lopez". The New York Times. October 12, 2003.
^ "The Style Blog". The Washington Post.
^ "Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song, Giving Robert Lopez the EGOT". Billboard. 2014-03-02 . Retrieved . 2014-06-22
^ "2004 Tony Award Winners". BroadwayWorld.com . Retrieved . February 13, 2012
^ "Who's Nominated? - All Categories". tonyawards.com. May 3, 2011 . Retrieved . May 3, 2011
^ Alexander, Bryan (November 25, 2013). ". USA Today 'Frozen': Family affair for married songwriters" . Retrieved . December 4, 2013
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