Musical Theater

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Kristen Anderson-Lopez co-wrote the songs and contributed to story for Disney’s Frozen for which she and her husband/collaborator Robert Lopez have received Golden Globe, Annie Award and Critics Choice nominations She made her off-Broadway debut at Primary Stages withIn Transit, a musical performed entirely without accompaniment, inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway.  The show earned her Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel nominations. She and her husband also wrote the Annie Award nominated songs for the 2011 film Winnie The Pooh, as well as Finding Nemo: The Musical, a live show currently in its eighth year at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Her work has appeared on Dawson’s Creek, Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets, and nationally in Theatreworks/USA’s stage adaptations of the children’s classics The Tell Tale Heart, Fancy Nancy, and Diary of a Worm.  She is the recipient of the BMI Harrington Award and the Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and an annual guest moderator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. Her next project for stage is an original musical called Up Here, directed by two time Tony nominee Alex Timbers, andslated for a debut production in summer 2015. Anderson-Lopez, a graduate of Williams College, lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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