Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a British composer and impresario of musical theatre. His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London.
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During his career, he has produced 15 musicals (several have run at the West End and on Broadway for ten or more years). His lyricists have included: Tim Rice, Don Black, Christopher Hampton, Richard Stilgoe, and Ben Elton. He wrote the music for two movies: Gumshoe and The Odessa File. He wrote a Latin requiem mass. He has won many awards for his work, most notably seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar, an International Emmy, six Olivier Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. Lloyd Webber was knighted in 1992, and entered the House of Lords in 1997.
Lloyd Webber's second marriage was to the actress and singer Sarah Brightman. They divorced in 1990. Lloyd Webber's third and current wife is Madeleine Gurdon, a former three-day event horsewoman. His younger brother is cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. On 25 October 2009, it was reported that Webber had been diagnosed with the early stages of prostate cancer. He had an operation and has recovered.
He has many musical plays, including:
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1967)
- Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)
- Evita (1976)
- Cats (1981)
- Song and Dance (1982)
- Starlight Express (1984)
- Phantom of the Opera (1984): as an idea, (1985): Started development and 1st debut, (1986): as 2 pop singles early that year and in October 9th 1st public debut
- Aspects of Love (1989)
- Sunset Blvd. (1993)
- By Jeeves (1996), a rewritten 1974 show
- Whistle Down the Wind (1998)
- The Beautiful Game (2000)
- The Woman in White (2004)
- Love Never Dies (2010)