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Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(born February 23, 1975) is an American songwriter of musicals, best known for co-creating The Book
Book
of Mormon and Avenue Q, and for composing the songs featured in the Disney animated films Frozen and Coco. He is the youngest of only twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award, the quickest (10 years) to win all four, and, as of 2018, is the only person to have won all four awards more than once.[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Awards and nominations

4.1 Academy Awards 4.2 Annie Awards 4.3 Critics' Choice Awards 4.4 Daytime Emmy
Emmy
Award 4.5 Drama Desk Award 4.6 Golden Globe Award 4.7 Grammy
Grammy
Awards 4.8 Primetime Emmy
Emmy
Award 4.9 Tony Awards

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
was born in Manhattan, to Katherine (Lowe) and Frank Lopez.[2][3] He is partly of Filipino descent through his father (born on a ship docked in Elliott Bay, Seattle); his paternal grandfather was Filipino, and his paternal grandmother was half Filipino and half Scottish-American (both originally resided in Manila).[4] His father was director of publications for NYU Langone Medical Center.[2] Lopez spent much of his childhood in Greenwich Village, except for one year in Massachusetts
Massachusetts
while his father was working for Clark University.[2] Upon their return to New York City
New York City
when he was six years old, "it was a fluke" that he started piano lessons at Greenwich House Music School.[2] The apartment they were subletting at the time happened to have a piano; his mother asked if he was interested in taking lessons, and he said yes.[2] At age seven, his parents bought a piano for him,[2] he saw his first Broadway show,[5] and he wrote his first song.[6] At age 11, he wrote his first opening number.[5] At around age 12, he briefly drifted away from the piano and tried playing the saxophone, as well as taking courses in musical composition at other music schools.[2] Lopez went on to Hunter College High School
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).[2][5] While at Yale, he wrote three plays (of which two were musicals) and was a member of the Yale Spizzwinks(?) a cappella group, and was influenced by professors such as Vincent Scully, John Hollander and Harold Bloom.[7] During his time at Yale, he vaguely hoped to make a living writing musicals and "had no [other] career options"; towards that end, he avoided courses that would prepare him for a career in something more secure like law or medicine.[2][5] Career[edit] Upon graduating from Yale, Lopez moved back in with his parents and brother in Greenwich Village, where he lived for four years until he was able to earn enough money writing songs for Theatreworks USA to rent an apartment of his own.[2] During this period, he took temporary jobs at companies like Pfizer[8] and worked as a weekend receptionist for his old music school, Greenwich House.[2] In 1998, while participating in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, he met another aspiring songwriter, Jeff Marx. Their first project together, Kermit, Prince of Denmark, a Muppet
Muppet
parody of Hamlet, won the Kleban Award for lyrics, though The Jim Henson Company rejected the script, saying it did not have enough "kid appeal."[6] The story was considered for the next Muppet
Muppet
film by Chris Curtin in 2004, until Curtin left the Disney Company. Highlights from the unproduced musical were performed by Rick Lyon, Rebecca Jones, and Susan Blackwell at the BMI Workshop. 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. The show, for which Lopez also provided the animated segments, was his first professional experience.[9] After playing Off-Broadway, the show transferred in July 2003 to Broadway's John Golden Theatre, where it proved both a critical and popular success, winning the 2004 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical, and earning Lopez and Marx the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score. The Original Cast Recording was nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
in 2004. In 2005, Lopez began working on a new musical project with his musical partner Jeff Marx, and with Matt Stone
Matt Stone
and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park,[9] a series which, in 2003, Lopez had mentioned as a partial inspiration for Avenue Q.[6] The Book
Book
of Mormon premiered on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011, following previews from February 24. The show received numerous theater accolades, including the 2011 Tony for Best Musical, as well as two more Tony Awards
Tony Awards
for Lopez: Best Original Score and Best Book
Book
of a Musical. The production's original cast recording also earned Lopez the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Musical Theater Album. 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
Emmy
award with the series' other composers and Music Director, Jeffrey Lesser, in 2008. 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. On January 18, 2007, Lopez and Marx again collaborated to write four of the songs for the hit TV show Scrubs on the show's 123rd episode titled "My Musical." TV Guide named the episode one of the best 100 TV show episodes of all time in 2009. Lopez, along with Jeff Marx, was recognized with an Emmy
Emmy
nomination for the song "Everything Comes Down to Poo" from the above-mentioned episode.[10] Stephanie D'Abruzzo, who originated the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q, guest-starred in the episode. In 2011, Lopez again worked with Matt Stone
Matt Stone
and Trey Parker
Trey Parker
on the South Park
South Park
episode "Broadway Bro Down". Lopez also co-wrote two songs for the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb: "Aerial Area Rug" for the episode "Magic Carpet Ride" and "Fly On the Wall," for an episode of the same name.[11] Lopez composed a song for The Simpsons
The Simpsons
episode "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" titled "Enjoy It While You Can" which aired on April 29, 2012. Lopez and his wife Kristen also wrote seven songs for Winnie the Pooh, released in 2011 by Walt Disney Animation Studios.[12] They also wrote an original song for Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
before it was cut out.[13] 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
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).[14] On February 8, 2015, they won another Grammy
Grammy
for their work on Frozen: The Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "Let It Go".[15] 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
La Jolla Playhouse
in San Diego.[16][17] Lopez describes Up Here as "It's kind of like Annie Hall
Annie Hall
meets Cirque du Soleil. It's a romantic comedy with a huge theatrical twist." Lopez and his wife wrote the musical number "Moving Pictures" for the 87th Academy Awards.[18] It was announced in late 2015 that Lopez would be writing original songs for the revival of the cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Lopez and his wife were attached to write the music for the Disney film Gigantic. The film is an animated retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk". In October 2017, it was announced that the film had been shelved.[19] The Disney/Pixar film Coco, released in November 2017, heavily features his and his wife’s song, “Remember Me.” Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song, "Remember Me", making him the first ever double EGOT winner. Personal life[edit] During his participation in the 1998 Lehman Engel's Workshop, Robert Lopez met and began dating lyricist Kristen Anderson. As described in a 2003 The New York Times
The New York Times
profile, the pair, struggling in a cash-strapped post-college period that recalls the storyline of Avenue Q's Princeton and Kate Monster, "live[d] in Astoria, Queens, [drove] a 1989 Buick
Buick
and survive[d] on fast food".[20] The couple married in 2003 and they have two daughters; Katie and Annie, who both had voice parts in Frozen.[21] They currently reside in the Park Slope
Park Slope
neighborhood of Brooklyn.[22] Awards and nominations[edit] Academy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2014 Best Original Song "Let It Go" Won

2018 "Remember Me" Won

Annie Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2012 Music in an Animated Feature Production Winnie the Pooh Nominated

2014 Frozen Won

2018 Coco Won

Critics' Choice Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2014 Best Original Song "Let It Go" Won

2018 Best Original Song "Remember Me" Won

Daytime Emmy
Emmy
Award[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2008 Outstanding Music Direction and Composition The Wonder Pets Won

2010 Won

Drama Desk Award[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2003 Outstanding Lyrics Avenue Q Nominated

Outstanding Music Nominated

2011 Outstanding Lyrics The Book
Book
of Mormon Won

Outstanding Music Won

Outstanding Book
Book
of a Musical Nominated

Golden Globe Award[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2013 Best Original Song "Let It Go" Nominated

2017 Best Original Song "Remember Me" Nominated

Grammy
Grammy
Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2005 Best Musical Theater Album Avenue Q Nominated

2012 The Book
Book
of Mormon Won

2015 Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Frozen Won

Best Song Written for Visual Media "Let It Go" Won

Primetime Emmy
Emmy
Award[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2007 Outstanding Music and Lyrics Scrubs Nominated

2015 The Comedians Nominated

87th Academy Awards Nominated

Tony Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result

2004 Best Original Score Avenue Q Won

2011 Best Book
Book
of a Musical The Book
Book
of Mormon Won

Best Original Score Won

References[edit]

^ Schwartz, Dana (March 5, 2018). "Oscars 2018: Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
becomes the first person in history to double EGOT". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 5, 2018.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Salamon, Julie (June 22, 2005). "Student Who Made Good on 'Avenue Q' Gives Back". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 4, 2014.  ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=186429624 ^ Nepales, Ruben V. (November 7, 2013). "Fun, music-filled morning with Fil-Am Tony, Grammy
Grammy
winner and wife". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 4, 2014.  ^ a b c d Benson, Barbara (October 12, 2012). "Where is Robert Lopez now?". Crain's New York Business. Crain Communications Inc. Retrieved October 3, 2014.  ^ a b c Mandell, Jonathan (March 16, 2003). "THEATER: Puppets Not Suitable For Children". New York Times. The New York Times
The New York Times
Company. Retrieved October 3, 2014.  ^ Fuhrer, Zachary (February 25, 2011). " Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
'97: composer, lyricist, beatbox enthusiast". Yale Daily News. Retrieved October 3, 2014.  ^ Boroff, Philip (June 8, 2011). "Yale Composer Lopez Wins Broadway Gamble With ' Book
Book
of Mormon'". Bloomberg. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved October 3, 2014.  ^ a b Maupin, Elizabeth (November 26, 2006). "Swimming with big fish". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on January 8, 2008. Retrieved March 22, 2007.  ^ "Stage Stars Nab 2007 Emmy
Emmy
Nominations, Broadway.com Buzz". Broadway.com. July 19, 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2018.  ^ Lopez, Robert (January 12, 2013). " Twitter
Twitter
Status". Twitter. Retrieved March 2, 2014.  ^ De Brito, Deia (August 19, 2011). "Successful Disney writer 'knew what she wanted'". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.  ^ Lang, Derrik J. (February 22, 2013). "Best Animated Feature: 'Brave,' 'Wreck-It Ralph' Battle For Oscar". Huffington Post. ^ Lily Rothman (March 2, 2014). "EGOT! Frozen's Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
on Scoring His Oscar". Time. Retrieved March 2, 2014.  ^ Christopher Rosen (February 8, 2015). " Grammy
Grammy
Winners List For 2015 Includes Sam Smith, Pharrell, Beyoncé & More". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 9, 2015.  ^ "2015-2016 Season: Up Here". La Jolla Playhouse. Retrieved January 23, 2018.  ^ Herbert, James (July 31, 2015). "'Frozen' songwriters unveil 'Up Here,' the musical they couldn't let go". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 23, 2018.  ^ Battersby, Matilda (February 23, 2015). "Neil Patrick Harris' best and worst jokes as Oscars 2015 host". The Independent. Retrieved January 23, 2018.  ^ Busch, Jenna (October 10, 2017). "Gigantic: Jack and the Beanstalk Film Dead at Disney". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved October 10, 2017.  ^ Lee, Linda (August 3, 2003). "A Night Out With Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Jeff Marx; When Puppets Go to Town". The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2008.  ^ Alexander, Bryan (November 25, 2013). "'Frozen': Family affair for married songwriters". USA Today. Retrieved December 4, 2013.  ^ Ryzik, Melena (February 19, 2014). "The Nominees Are Blockbusters: Oscar-Nominated Songs With Familiar Composers". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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Robert Lopez
on IMDb Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database

Awards for Robert Lopez

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Academy Award
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 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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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics

Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1969) Stephen Sondheim/ Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
(1970) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) John Guare
John Guare
(1972) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Al Carmines (1974) Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975) Edward Kleban (1976) Martin Charnin (1977) Carol Hall (1978) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Stephen Sondheim/ Maury Yeston (1982) Howard Ashman (1983) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1984) Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) David Zippel (1990) William Finn
William Finn
(1991) Susan Birkenhead (1992) Denis Markell and Douglas Bernstein (1993) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Jonathan Larson (1996) Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini
(1997) Lynn Ahrens (1998) Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini
(1999) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(2000) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2002) Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2003) Stephen Schwartz (2004) Eric Idle
Eric Idle
(2005) Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Steven Sater (2007) Stew (2008) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(2009) John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(2010) Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2012) Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin
(2013) Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak (2014) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2015) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) David Yazbek (2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music

Al Carmines/ Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969) Stephen Sondheim/ Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1970) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Galt MacDermot (1972) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Al Carmines (1974) Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1976) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1977) Cy Coleman/ Carol Hall (1978) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1980) Maury Yeston (1982) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1983) Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Larry Grossman (1985) Rupert Holmes (1986) Noel Gay/ Claude-Michel Schönberg (1987) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1988) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1990) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1991) Erik Frandsen, Michael Garin, Paul Lockheart and Robert Hipkins (1992) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1993) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Jonathan Larson (1996) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1997) Stephen Flaherty (1998) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Andrew Lippa
Andrew Lippa
(2000) David Yazbek (2001) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2002) Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2003) Jeanine Tesori (2004) Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
(2007) Stew and Heidi Rodewald (2008) Elton John
Elton John
(2009) David Bryan
David Bryan
(2010) Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(2012) David Byrne
David Byrne
and Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim
(2013) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2015) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell
(2016) David Yazbek (2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Book
Book
of a Musical

1950–1975

South Pacific by Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan (1950) Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart (1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Joseph Stein (1965) Company by George Furth (1971) Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare
John Guare
and Mel Shapiro (1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Hugh Wheeler (1973) Candide by Hugh Wheeler (1974) Shenandoah by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose (1975)

1976–2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante (1976) Annie by Thomas Meehan (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Betty Comden
Betty Comden
and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Hugh Wheeler (1979) Evita by Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by Peter Stone (1981) Dreamgirls by Tom Eyen (1982) Cats by T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1984) Big River by William Hauptman (1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1988) No Award (1989) City of Angels by Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1990) The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman
Marsha Norman
(1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
and James Lapine
James Lapine
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1993) Passion by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Peter Stone (1997) Ragtime by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1998) Parade by Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1999) James Joyce's The Dead
James Joyce's The Dead
by Richard Nelson (2000)

2001–present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Thomas Meehan (2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell
Mark O'Donnell
(2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Jeff Whitty (2004) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by Rachel Sheinkin (2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(2006) Spring Awakening by Steven Sater (2007) Passing Strange by Stew (2008) Billy Elliot the Musical
Billy Elliot the Musical
by Lee Hall (2009) Memphis by Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book
Book
of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Once by Enda Walsh
Enda Walsh
(2012) Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
by Dennis Kelly (2013) A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
by Robert L. Freedman (2014) Fun Home by Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Steven Levenson (2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score

1947-1975

Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1947) Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
by Cole Porter
Cole Porter
(1949) South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1950) Call Me Madam
Call Me Madam
by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1951) No Strings
No Strings
by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1962) Oliver!
Oliver!
by Lionel Bart
Lionel Bart
(1963) Hello, Dolly! by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Jerry Bock
Jerry Bock
and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(1965) Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
by Mitch Leigh
Mitch Leigh
and Joe Darion (1966) Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1967) Hallelujah, Baby!
Hallelujah, Baby!
by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1968) Company by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Follies
Follies
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Gigi by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1974) The Wiz
The Wiz
by Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975)

1976-2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
and Edward Kleban (1976) Annie by Charles Strouse
Charles Strouse
and Martin Charnin (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1981) Nine by Maury Yeston (1982) Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Big River by Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) City of Angels by Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
and David Zippel (1990) The Will Rogers Follies
Follies
by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
/ The Who's Tommy by Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
(1993) Passion by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton (1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Maury Yeston (1997) Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (1998) Parade by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Aida by Elton John
Elton John
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(2000)

2001-present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman (2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Jeff Marx
Jeff Marx
(2004) The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
and Steven Sater (2007) In the Heights
In the Heights
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2008) Next to Normal
Next to Normal
by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (2009) Memphis by David Bryan
David Bryan
and Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book
Book
of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Newsies by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Jack Feldman (2012) Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(2013) The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

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People who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

listed by duration and year of completion

Competitive EGOTs

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1945–1962) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1932–1976) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961–1977) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1961–1991) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953–1994) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973–1995) Jonathan Tunick (1977–1997) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1967–2001) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1964–2001) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985–2002) Scott Rudin (1984–2012) Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2004–2014)

Honorary recipients

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1963–1970) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965–1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969–2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989–2012) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1953–2014) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1964–2016)

Book:EGOT winners

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