A native of the picturesque Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village, renowned for generations as the residence of avant-garde artists, Robert Lopez became interested in songwriting from an early age (he wrote his first song at 7.) He attended Hunter College High School and received a B.A. in English from Yale University, where he was a member of the Yale Spizzwinks. In 1998, while participating in the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, he met another aspiring songwriter, Jeff Marx. Read more about Robert Lopez on Last.fm.