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Robert (Bobby) Lopez is an American songwriter for musicals and films. He is best known for co-creating the Broadway musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, and for co-writing the songs featured in the Disney computer-animated films Frozen, its sequel Frozen II, and Coco, with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. He is one of only eighteen people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award, nicknamed by Philip Michael Thomas in 1984 as the "EGOT".

Lopez was born in Manhattan, New York City, and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. He began writing songs at a young age, and he performed in musicals throughout high school and college. He attended Yale University, where he studied music and English.

After graduating from Yale, Lopez moved to New York City to pursue a career in musical theater. He began writing songs with his future wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, in the early 2000s. The couple's first major success came with the musical Avenue Q, which premiered in 2003. Avenue Q was a critical and commercial success, and it won three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score.

In 2011, Lopez and Anderson-Lopez wrote the songs for the Disney film Winnie the Pooh. They also wrote an original song for Wreck-It Ralph that was cut from the finished film. In 2013, Lopez and Anderson-Lopez 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 achieve the EGOT. On February 8, 2015, they won another Grammy for their work on Frozen for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "Let It Go".

Lopez and Anderson-Lopez have since written songs for a number of other Disney and Pixar films, including Frozen II (2019), Coco (2017), and WandaVision (2021). They have also written songs for Broadway musicals, including In Transit (2017) and Frozen (2018).

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