Robert Lopez

Born Feb 23, 1975

Robert Lopez is an American composer and lyricist of musicals best known for co-creating the Broadway musical Avenue Q and for co-creating the musical The Book of Mormon, receiving Tony Awards for both works.

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1975 Birth Born on February 23, 1975.


1997 22 Years Old Lopez went on to Hunter College High School and then to Yale University, where he graduated in 1997 with a B.A. in English (the type of academic degree expressly discussed in the second song of Avenue Q). … Read More
1998 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, while participating in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, he met another aspiring songwriter, Jeff Marx. … Read More
1999 24 Years Old In 1999, Lopez and Marx, who collaborated on both music and lyrics, began work on Avenue Q, a stage musical which, using puppet characters, similar to those on Sesame Street, dealt with adult themes and ideas. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old The couple married in 2003 and they have two daughters; Katie and Annie, who both had voice parts in Frozen. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old The Original Cast Recording was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004.


2005 30 Years Old In 2005, Lopez began working on a new musical project with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, a series which, in 2003, Lopez had mentioned as a partial inspiration for Avenue Q. The Book of Mormon premiered on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011, following previews from February 24. … Read More
2006 31 Years Old In early 2006, Lopez collaborated with his brother, Billy, on several episodes of the Nickelodeon series Wonder Pets, for which they shared a Daytime Emmy award with the series' other composers and Music Director, Jeffrey Lesser, in 2008.
2007 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2007, a musical adaptation of the Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo, which Lopez co-wrote with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.
2011 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Lopez again worked with Matt Stone and Trey Parker on the South Park episode "Broadway Bro Down". … Read More
2013 38 Years Old In 2013, Lopez and his wife Kristen wrote songs for Disney Animation's feature film Frozen. The song "Let It Go" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, making Lopez the 12th person to win all four major annual American entertainment awards (the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony). On February 8, 2015, they won another Grammy for their work on Frozen: a Best Song Written for Visual Media Grammy for "Let It Go".


2015 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In development for several years by Lopez and his wife, their romantic-comedy musical Up Here officially debuted August 9, 2015, at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. … Read More
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