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Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Born New York City, New York
Alma mater Williams College
Occupation Actress, songwriter
Spouse(s) Robert Lopez
Children 2

Kristen Anderson-Lopez is an American actress and songwriter.[1][2] Anderson-Lopez, along with her husband Robert Lopez and Henry Jackman, wrote and produced music for the 2011 Disney film Winnie the Pooh,[3] for which they were nominated for an Annie Award for Best Music in a Feature Production.[4][5] She also provided the voice of Kanga in the film.[6] Additionally, she wrote songs for a Walt Disney World production of Finding Nemo – The Musical.[7] She and her husband also wrote the songs for Disney's Frozen[8] including "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, Wonder Pets, on Nick Jr.

Anderson-Lopez is currently working on the new romantic stage musical Up Here with her husband and Alex Timbers.[9] The couple are also working on another musical, Disney's Bob the Musical, with Allan Loeb writing the story.[10]

Personal life

Anderson-Lopez 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][12] Her parents, Erin and John, still live in Waxhaw.[12][13] 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 U.S. Bicentennial musical tribute staged in their then-hometown of Croton-on-Hudson.[13] After her family moved to North Carolina, she attended and graduated from Charlotte Country Day School.[11] She went on to Williams College in western Massachusetts, where she double-majored in drama and psychology and graduated in 1994.[12][13] After a theater internship in Florida,[12] Anderson-Lopez spent several years working temporary jobs while pursuing her dream of becoming a Broadway theatre performer in New York City.[13] In 1999, she entered the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop[11] and found her true calling as a lyricist, and also met her future husband Robert Lopez.[14]

In October 2003,[15] Anderson married Lopez, who would go on to become an EGOT-winning[16][17] songwriter, composer and lyricist, including three Tony Awards[18][19] for Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. They have two daughters; Katie and Annie, who both had voice parts in Frozen.[20]

References

  1. ^ "Kristen Anderson-Lopez".  
  2. ^ a b Lily Rothman (March 2, 2014). "EGOT! Frozen's Robert Lopez on Scoring His Oscar".  
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for Winnie the Pooh (2011)".  
  4. ^ King, Susan ('Rango' wins the Annie Award for animated feature). Rango' wins the Annie Award for animated feature"'".  
  5. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (February 4, 2012). Rango' Wins Annie Award for Best Animated Feature"'".  
  6. ^ "Winnie the Pooh (2011)".  
  7. ^ "Finding Nemo – The Musical: Entertainment at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park".  
  8. ^ Disney's 'Frozen': Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel to voice animated tale Retrieved December 1, 2013
  9. ^ Hetrick, Adam (October 27, 2011). "Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Alex Timbers Developing Romantic Musical Up Here".  
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ a b c De Brito, Deia (19 August 2011). "'"Successful Disney writer 'knew what she wanted. Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ a b c d Anderson, John (11 February 2014). "Oscar nominees have roots in Waxhaw". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Kennedy, Mark (10 May 2014). "Musical theater workshop becomes incubator for Broadway shows". Washington Post. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Kristen Anderson, Robert Lopez". The New York Times. October 12, 2003. 
  16. ^ "The Style Blog". The Washington Post. 
  17. ^ "Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song, Giving Robert Lopez the EGOT". Billboard. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  18. ^ "2004 Tony Award Winners". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Who's Nominated? - All Categories". tonyawards.com. May 3, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  20. ^ Alexander, Bryan (November 25, 2013). Frozen': Family affair for married songwriters"'". USA Today. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 

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