Monday, March 5, 2018

Third Street Music School Settlement alum 1st person ever to achieve a double EGOT

Last night, Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song for "Remember Me" from "Coco."

As you may (or may not!) know, Lopez is a former student at the Third Street Music School Settlement on 11th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

The school gave him a shout-out on Instagram...


Lopez is also the first person who has ever achieved a double EGOT. According to published reports, there are currently 12 individuals who have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg, among others). Lopez, a composer who co-created "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," has won at least two of each. Lopez won an Oscar a few years back for original song with "Let It Go" from "Frozen."

4 comments:

JQ LLC said...

Whoopi should get an asterisk for her achievement. Her Emmy was for daytime.

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LONG-TIME RESIDENT said...

Congrats to him. I went to that school as a child (and failed miserably!)

Brian said...

Awesome! My kid goes there now, so I guess he'll have to triple EGOT in order to impress anyone.

Anonymous said...

How nice to see that someone who is from the local music school turned out to be such a huge success. Perhaps he will return once or twice a year to talk to young musicians and inspire them. Maybe a $$$ donation????
Regardless of what he may or may not do to give back, we wish him hearty congratulations and loud cheers on his achievement.