Jonathan Groff sang about reindeers in Frozen, but now he and Robert Lopez are taking us south to the dunes of Arabia. Lopez's show (without Groff, but with genies, jesters and 50 thieves) received its national debut on March 25 at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. Groff didn't get a full-length song in the movie he was in, but here he is instead doing a song from a show that he's not in, because he's not a puppet. Take a listen:
When the song "Let It Go" won the award for Best Original Song, Robert Lopez officially joined the ranks of Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Rodgers and more as the 12th member of the EGOT Club—the exclusive group of stars who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award for their work.
Lopez is the winner of three Tony Awards (for Avenue Q in 2004 and The Book of Mormon in 2011), a Grammy (for The Book of Mormon cast album) and two daytime Emmy Awards (for Wonder Pets in 2008 and 2010). Lopez scored the showbiz grand slam in a record-breaking 10 years, faster than any of the other winners in history!
Snagging a shiny Oscar is nice, but Lopez was even more proud to show off his new macaroni EGOT necklace made by his two daughters on Facebook.
Check out his fancy new necklace, then revisit the husband-and-wife duo’s awesome rhyming Oscars speech.