Robert Lopez ’93 Receives Award and Works on a New Musical

Robert Lopez has received another award for his songwriting, this time for the compositions that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, created for Frozen 2. Now in its sixth year, the Variety Artisans award recognizes distinctive contributions to the filmmaking process by artists who have “exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields.” The awards were presented in January 2020 in Santa Barbara, California.

Lopez and his wife are also composing songs for a new movie musical. An adaptation of the graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker is being developed; the plot centers on the life of a young prince who, in the evenings, goes out in fabulously costumed drag thanks to the talents of his friend, a young dressmaker. His nighttime adventures are a secret to all but her. Things get complicated when she expresses the desire to gain recognition for her work. A release date for the movie musical is yet to be announced.