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2014: Academy Award for Best Original Song 2015: Grammy
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Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media 2015: Grammy
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Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2018: Academy Award for Best Original Song

Kristen Anderson-Lopez (born March 21, 1972) is an American songwriter.[1][2] She is best known for co-writing the songs for the 2013 animated film Frozen with her husband Robert Lopez.[3] Lopez won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Let It Go" from Frozen and "Remember Me" from Coco (2017) at the 86th Academy Awards
86th Academy Awards
and 90th Academy Awards. She also won two Grammy
Grammy
Awards at the 57th Annual Grammy
Grammy
Awards.[2][4]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Stage productions 3 Film and television productions 4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] Anderson-Lopez was raised in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
(a suburb of New York City), until 1986; the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1986 to 1990; and Waxhaw, North Carolina
Waxhaw, North Carolina
(a suburb of Charlotte), from 1990 onward (which was her home during her college years).[5][6] Her parents, Erin and John, still live in Waxhaw.[6][7] 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.[7] After her family moved to North Carolina, she attended and graduated from Charlotte Country Day School.[5] She went on to Williams College
Williams College
in western Massachusetts, where she double-majored in drama and psychology and graduated in 1994.[6][7] After a theater internship in Florida,[6] Anderson-Lopez spent several years working temporary jobs while pursuing her dream of becoming a Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
performer in New York City.[7] In 1999, she entered the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop[5] and found her true calling as a lyricist, and also met her future husband Robert Lopez.[8] In October 2003,[9] Anderson married Lopez, who would go on to become an EGOT-winning[10][11] songwriter, composer and lyricist, including three Tony Awards[12][13] for Avenue Q
Avenue Q
and The Book of Mormon. They have two daughters;[14] Katie and Annie, who both had voice parts in Frozen.[citation needed] Anderson-Lopez's sister, Kate Anderson, co-wrote the songs for Olaf's Frozen Adventure. Stage productions[edit] In 2006, Anderson-Lopez and her husband wrote the songs for a Walt Disney
Disney
World production of Finding Nemo – The Musical.[15] Anderson-Lopez is the co-creator of the musical In Transit, developed at the O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference. The musical ran Off-Broadway at the 59E59 Theatre, from September 21, 2010, to October 30, 2010.[16] The production received the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble, as well as a nomination for the 2011 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical (among others) and the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. It opened on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre in November 2016, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.[17][18][19] She co-created the romantic stage musical Up Here, which debuted in 2015, with her husband and Alex Timbers.[20] Her work for young audiences includes numerous short and full-length musical adaptations for Theatreworks USA (Diary of a Worm, Fancy Nancy, Condensed Classics). Anderson-Lopez worked with her husband on the Disney
Disney
Theatrical Productions stage musical adaptation of Frozen, with Jennifer Lee writing the book.[21] Film and television productions[edit] Anderson-Lopez's first collaborations with her husband were to writing several songs together for children's televisions shows, such as Wonder Pets on Nick Jr
Nick Jr
and Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House
on the Disney Channel.[22] Anderson-Lopez, along with her husband Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Henry Jackman, wrote and produced music for the 2011 Disney
Disney
film Winnie the Pooh,[23] for which they were nominated for an Annie Award for Best Music in a Feature Production.[24][25] She also provided the voice of Kanga in the film.[26] Her work with her husband writing songs for the 2013 Disney
Disney
film Frozen,[27] including "Let It Go", won her an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards
86th Academy Awards
and two Grammy
Grammy
Awards at the 57th Annual Grammy
Grammy
Awards.[2][28] Anderson-Lopez and her husband will be writing the music for the sequel, Frozen 2.[29] Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
again collaborated in writing songs and lyrics for the 2017 Pixar
Pixar
film Coco,[30] for which she won for an Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production.[31] She also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Remember Me" at the 90th Academy Awards. References[edit]

^ "Kristen Anderson-Lopez". IMDB. Retrieved February 13, 2012.  ^ a b c Lily Rothman (March 2, 2014). "EGOT! Frozen's Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
on Scoring His Oscar". Time. Retrieved March 2, 2014.  ^ Disney's 'Frozen': Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel to voice animated tale Retrieved December 1, 2013 ^ ""Let It Go" From Frozen Wins Best Song Written For Visual Media". The GRAMMYs. Retrieved February 9, 2016.  ^ a b c De Brito, Deia (19 August 2011). "Successful Disney
Disney
writer 'knew what she wanted'". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. 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 May 19, 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
Tony Award
Winners". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved February 13, 2012.  ^ "Who's Nominated? - All Categories". tonyawards.com. May 3, 2011. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved May 3, 2011.  ^ Alexander, Bryan (November 25, 2013). "'Frozen': Family affair for married songwriters". USA Today. Retrieved December 4, 2013.  ^ "Finding Nemo – The Musical: Entertainment at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park". Walt Disney
Disney
World. Retrieved February 13, 2012.  ^ In Transit lortel.org, accessed June 27, 2016 ^ Gans, Andrew. "A Cappella Musical 'In Transit' Will Play Broadway’s Circle in the Square" Playbill, June 27, 2016 ^ Viagas, Robert. "Telly Leung, Justin Guarini Among Cast of A Cappella Broadway Musical 'In Transit'" Playbill, August 30, 2016 ^ Gans, Andrew. " 'In Transit', New A Cappella Musical, Begins Broadway Previews" Playbill, November 10, 2016 ^ Hetrick, Adam (October 27, 2011). "Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Alex Timbers Developing Romantic Musical Up Here". Playbill. Retrieved December 9, 2016.  ^ Gordon Cox. "'Frozen' Musical Sets Broadway Dates for 2018 After 2017 Tryout - Variety". Variety. Retrieved February 9, 2016.  ^ "Sodajerker presents… Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez". Songwriting Magazine. Songwriting Ltd. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2017.  ^ "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.  ^ Disney's 'Frozen': Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel to voice animated tale Retrieved December 1, 2013 ^ ""Let It Go" From Frozen Wins Best Song Written For Visual Media". The GRAMMYs. Retrieved February 9, 2016.  ^ Carbone, Gina (October 24, 2017). "Kristen Bell: 'Frozen 2' Is 'VERY Good' With New Characters You'll Love". Moviefone. Retrieved 11 December 2017.  ^ "Disney's COCO Soundtrack to Feature Original Song by Bobby & Kristen-Anderson Lopez". BroadwayWorld. Wisdom Digital Media. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.  ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 4, 2017). "Annie Awards: Disney/Pixar's 'Coco' Tops Nominations". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Kristen Anderson-Lopez on IMDb Audio interview with Kristen Anderson-Lopez on the Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast

Awards for Kristen Anderson-Lopez

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Academy Award for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You ( Disney
Disney
song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song

1998–2000

"When You Believe" Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998) "Music of My Heart" Music & Lyrics: Diane Warren
Diane Warren
(1999) "My Funny Friend and Me" Music & Lyrics: David Hartley, Sting (2000)

2001–2010

"May It Be" Music & Lyrics: Enya, Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan (2001) "Lose Yourself" Music & Lyrics: Jeff Bass, Eminem, Luis Resto, (2002) "A Mighty Wind" Music & Lyrics: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music & Lyrics: Mick Jagger, David Stewart (2004) "Hustle & Flow" Music & Lyrics: Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
(2005) "Listen" Music & Lyrics: Scott Cutler, Henry Krieger, Anne Preven (2006) "Falling Slowly" Music & Lyrics: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music & Lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music & Lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009) "If I Rise" Music & Lyrics: Rollo Armstrong, Dido, A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2010)

2011–2020

"Life's a Happy Song" Music & Lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011) "Skyfall" Music & Lyrics: Adele, Paul Epworth (2012) "Let It Go" Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013) "Glory" Music & Lyrics: Common, John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "See You Again" Music & Lyrics: Andrew Cedar, DJ Frank E, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth (2015) "City of Stars" Music: Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "Remember Me" Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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