Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Performing Arts

Broadway artists get a win for Best Original Song

See also

The power of Broadway music and singing was evident at last night’s 86th Academy Awards Ceremony. The song “Let It Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen” won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Both a songwriter and the presenting singer of “Let It Go” have Broadway credits in their resumes in addition to their work in film.

Idina Menzel sang a show stopping version of “Let It Go” during the live broadcast. Menzel, who will also be starring in the Broadway musical If/Then which opens later this month, was the voice of Elsa in the movie, “Frozen.” Menzel is well known for originating the role of Elphaba in the Broadway hit “Wicked” for which she won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

“Let It Go” brought a first Academy Award for songwriters Robert and Kristen-Anderson Lopez. By winning last night, Robert Lopez became the youngest person to hold the distinction of being an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner). He also holds the record for taking only ten years to complete the achievement. Lopez was the Tony winner for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score in 2011 for “The Book of Mormon.” He also won a Tony in 2004 for Best Original Score for “Avenue Q.”

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    Camera
    5 Photos