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Encyclopedia > Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Background information
Birth name Andrew Lloyd Webber
Born 22 March 1948 (1948-03-22) (age 59)
Flag of England Kensington, London, England.
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 1965-

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Lloyd Webber has enjoyed great popular success, with several musicals that have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992 followed by a peerage, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar, an International Emmy, six Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Several of his songs, notably "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Memory" from Cats, and "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals. His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... A song cycle is a group of songs designed to be performed in sequence as a single entity. ... In music, variation is a formal technique where material is altered during repetition; reiteration with changes. ... A film score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... The Requiem (from the Latin requiés, rest) or Requiem Mass (informally, the funeral Mass), also known formally (in Latin) as the Missa pro defunctis or Missa defunctorum, is a liturgical service of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Anglican/ Episcopalian High Church and certain Lutheran Churches in... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the rock opera. ... Dont Cry for Me Argentina is the best-known song from the 1976 musical Evita with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ... Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... Memory is the showstopper song from the musical Cats sung by the fat hoe Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now a shell of her former self. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... The Music of the Night is a song from the musical The Phantom of the Opera. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... The Really Useful Group (RUG) is a international company set up in 1977 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Producers in several parts of the UK have staged productions, including national tours, of Lloyd Webber's musicals under licence from the Really Useful Group.

Contents

Personal History

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in South Kensington in London, England, the son of Jean Hermione (Johnstone), a violinist and pianist, and William Lloyd Webber, a composer.[1] His younger brother, Julian Lloyd Webber is a cellist. As a child, he could not bear noises made by others. At the age of three, when brought to his first day of pre-school at a school where his mother worked, he covered his ears when other children produced sounds with musical instruments. Andrew began writing his own music at a young age. He wrote his first published suite of six pieces at the age of nine. He also put on "productions" with Julian and his Aunt Viola in his toy theatre (which he built at the suggestion of Viola). Later, he would be the owner of a number of West End theatres, including the Palace. His Aunt Viola, an actress, took Lloyd Webber to see many of her shows and through the stage-door into the world of the theatre. The junction with Old Brompton Road and Pelham Street, outside South Kensington tube station. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... William Southcombe Lloyd Webber (1914-1982) was an organist and composer, and was Director of the London College of Music from 1964 until his death. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ... The violoncello, usually abbreviated to cello, or cello (the c is pronounced as in the ch of check), is a bowed stringed instrument, a member of the violin family. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Notable theatres called the Palace Theatre include: Palace Theatre, London Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea, EssexA real play house with Edwardian splendour. ...


Lloyd Webber was a Queen's Scholar at Westminster School and studied history for a time at Magdalen College, Oxford, although he abandoned the course to pursue his interest in musical theatre. For other uses, see Westminster School (disambiguation). ... College name Magdalen College Latin name Collegium Beatae Mariae Magdalenae Named after Mary Magdalene Established 1458 Sister college Magdalene College, Cambridge President Professor David Clary FRS JCR President Jessica Jones Undergraduates 395 MCR President Eloise Scotford Graduates 230 Location of Magdalen College within central Oxford , Homepage Boatclub Magdalen College (pronounced...


His first wife was Sarah Hugill. They married on 24 July, 1972 and had two children, Imogen (born 31 March, 1977) and Nicholas (born 2 July, 1979). Lloyd Webber and Hugill were divorced in 1983, and he married singer/dancer Sarah Brightman on 22 March, 1984. He cast Brightman as Christine, the lead rôle in his musical, The Phantom of the Opera. They divorced in 1990 but remained friends. is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Imogen Lloyd Webber (born 31 March 1977) was educated at Girton College, Cambridge. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Gaston Leroux novel. ...


He married his third wife, Madeleine Gurdon, on 9 February, 1991, and they had three more children: David (born 3 May, 1992), William (born 24 August, 1993), and Isabella (born 30 April, 1996). Madeleine Astrid Gurdon, Lady Lloyd-Webber, is a former equestrian sportswoman and the third wife of musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Knighted in 1992, he was created a life peer in 1997 as Baron Lloyd-Webber, of Sydmonton in the County of Hampshire (his title is hyphenated but his surname is not). In 2006, Sunday Times Rich List ranked him the 87th richest Briton with an estimated £700 million. His wealth increased to £750 million in 2007, but in the Sunday Times Rich List 2007 he slipped to the 95th richest British person.[2] He also owns much of Watership Down, the down made famous by Richard Adams's novel of the same name. Politically, he has supported the UK's Conservative Party, allowing his song Take That Look Off Your Face to be used on a party promotional film seen by an estimated 1 million people in 80 cinemas before the 2005 UK General Election to accompany pictures of the country's Prime Minister Tony Blair allegedly 'smirking, the party said.[1] In the United Kingdom, Life Peers are appointed members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as hereditary peers). ... Since 1989 the British national Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times (sister paper to The Times) has published an annual supplement to the newspaper called the Sunday Times Rich List. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency...


Lord Lloyd-Webber is an art collector with a passion for Victorian art. An exhibition of works from his collection was presented at the Royal Academy in 2003 under the title Pre-Raphaelite and Other Masters—The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection. He is also a devoted supporter of Leyton Orient Football Club.


Professional career

Early years

Andrew Lloyd Webber's first major collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice was The Likes of Us, a musical based on the true story of Thomas John Barnardo. It was not performed, however, until as recently as 2005 when a production was staged at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival. Stylistically, The Likes of Us is fashioned after the Broadway musical of the 40's and 50's; it opens with a traditional overture comprising a medley of tunes from the show, and the score reflects some of Lloyd Webber's early influences, particularly Richard Rodgers, Frederick Loewe, and Lionel Bart. In this respect, it is markedly different from the composer's later work which tends to be either predominantly or wholly through-composed and closer in form to opera than to the Broadway musical. Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English lyricist for musical theatre, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ... The Likes of Us is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ... Thomas John Barnardo (4 July 1845 — 19 September 1905), Irish philanthropist, and founder and director of homes for destitute children, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1845. ... This article is about the American composer. ... Frederic Loewe, an Austrian-American composer (June 10, 1901 - February 14, 1988) worked with lyricist Alan J. Lerner in musical theater. ... Lionel Bart (1930-1999) was a British composer of songs musicals, best known for Oliver! Bart was born Lionel Begleiter in London to Galician Jews, and grew up in Stepney. ... Through-composed music is music which is relatively continous, non-sectional, and/or non-repetitive. ...


Around this time, Lloyd Webber and Rice also wrote a number of individual pop songs that were recorded as singles for record labels. Wes Sands, Ross Hannaman, Paul Raven and Gary Bond are among the many artists to have recorded early Lloyd Webber/Rice tunes. A selection of these early recordings were re-released on the 5-CD compilation, Andrew Lloyd Webber: Now And Forever (2003). Clive Robin Sarstedt made his recording debut as Wes Sands (recorded by Joe Meek, who also was his manager), and later continued as Clive Sands. ... Ross Hannaman was a British singer in the 1960’s. ... Paul Francis Gadd aka Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter who had a string of chart successes with a collection of 1970s glam rock hits including Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2, I Love You Love Me Love, Im the...


In 1967, Lloyd Webber and Rice wrote a song for the Eurovision Song Contest called 'Try it and see', which was unsuccessful. The tune of this song eventually became the tune for 'King Herods Song' in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. The modern logo was introduced for the 2004 Contest (in Istanbul) to create a consistent visual identity. ... This article is about the rock opera. ...


In 1968, Lloyd Webber and Rice were commissioned to write a piece for Colet Court which resulted in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a retelling of the biblical story of Joseph in which Lloyd Webber and Rice humorously pastiche a number of musical styles such as Calypso and country music. The musical follows the light-hearted, irreverent tone of The Likes of Us but is more modern in style, with a closer affinity to contemporary pop music than its predecessor and reflecting a wider range of musical styles. Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is a devoted admirer of Elvis Presley, based the character of Pharaoh on the singer, who in turn recorded It's Easy For You, one of Webber's compositions during his last session on 29 October, 1976 , and featured as the last track on the Moody Blue album.[3] Joseph began life as a short cantata that gained some recognition on its second staging with a favourable review in The Times. For its subsequent performances, the show underwent a number of revisions by Lloyd Webber and Rice with the inclusion of additional songs that expanded the musical to a more substantial length. This culminated in a two hour long production being staged in the West End on the back of the success of their third musical, Jesus Christ Superstar (1970). Colet Court is a preparatory school for boys aged 7 to 13, associated with St Pauls School in London, to which most pupils then go. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (the first is The Likes of Us, a musical written in 1965, which received its first stage performance only in 2005). ... Calypso might refer to one of several things: Calypso is the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology; Calypso music is a style of Caribbean folk music; Calypso is the name of an album sung by Harry Belafonte; Calypso is the name of a moon of Saturn; 53 Kalypso... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... Its Easy For You is a melancholy country-pop song written by the English songwriting duo Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber which was covered by Elvis Presley during an impromptu recording session in the makeshift recording studio set up in the Jungle Room in Presleys Graceland mansion... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Moody Blue is a song written by Mark James — also known for writing Suspicious Minds — and recorded by Elvis Presley. ... A cantata (Italian, sung) is a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment and generally containing more than one movement. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... This article is about the rock opera. ...


Jesus Christ Superstar had been released as a concept album starring Ian Gillan prior to being staged in the West End at the Lyceum Theatre. The musical is based on the last days in the life of Jesus Christ. While Joseph was intended as a light-hearted family show, the music in Jesus Christ Superstar is at times dark and unsettling, particularly in the scenes that deal with the crucifixion, the plotting priests and the conflict between Jesus and Judas. The rock idiom is used as a thematic device in Jesus Christ Superstar and the musical was billed as a Rock Opera in much the same way as Tommy by The Who had been before it. However, some of the music is inherently classical in style, particularly the instrumental passages such as John Nineteen: Forty-One and the more avant-garde music that accompanies the crucifixion scene. Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945 in Hounslow, London), is an English rock music vocalist best known as the lead singer for Deep Purple. ... The Lyceum Theatre is a theatre on Wellington Street near Covent Garden in the West End of London. ... Tommy (1969) is one of The Whos two full-scale rock operas, and the first musical work explicitly billed as a rock opera. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ...


The planned follow up to Jesus Christ Superstar was a musical comedy based on the Jeeves and Wooster novels by P. G. Wodehouse. Tim Rice was uncertain about this venture, partly because of his concern that he might not be able to do justice to the novels that he and Lloyd Webber so admired (Rice, 1999). After doing some initial work on the lyrics, he pulled out of the project and Lloyd Webber subsequently wrote the musical with Alan Ayckbourn who provided the book and lyrics. The musical, Jeeves, failed to make any impact at the box office and closed after a short run of only three weeks. Many years later Lloyd Webber and Ayckbourn revisited this project, producing a thoroughly reworked and more successful version of the musical entitled By Jeeves (1996). Only two of the songs from the original production remained ("Half a Moment" and "Banjo Boy"). Jeeves and Wooster is a humourous television series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouses Jeeves stories, and produced by Carnival Films for Granada Television, and screened on the United Kingdoms ITV network from 1990 to 1993. ... Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (October 15, 1881 – February 14, 1975) (IPA: ) was an English comic writer who has enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. ... Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE (born April 12, 1939) is a popular and prolific English playwright. ... By Jeeves, originally Jeeves, is a 1975/1996 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, based on the novels of P. G. Wodehouse. ...


Mid-1970s onwards

Lloyd Webber collaborated with Rice once again to write Evita (1976 in London/1979 in U.S.), a musical based on the life of Eva Peron. As with Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical was released first as a concept album and featured Julie Covington singing the part of Eva Peron. Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... Evitas image appeared on a wide variety of products, including stamps, coins, postcards and calendars. ... Julie Covington (born September 11, 1947) is an English singer and actress best known for recording the original version of Dont Cry For Me Argentina. Covingtons break came in 1967 when, whilst still a student at Homerton College, Cambridge, she was invited to sing on David Frosts...


The song "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" became a hit single and the musical was staged at the Prince Edward Theatre in a production directed by Harold Prince and starring Elaine Paige in the title role. Much of the music in Evita is classical in style, the opening featuring a choral piece ("Requiem for Evita") as well as a choral interlude in "Oh What a Circus." There are a number of instrumental passages throughout the musical such as the orchestral version of the "Lament" and the introduction to "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," all of which form an integral part of the framework of the composition. There is, however, quite an eclectic use of styles in Evita, with some gentle ballads such as "High Flying, Adored" and "Another Suitcase In Another Hall", and the rhythmic, Latinate styles prominent in pieces such as "Buenos Aires", "And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)" as well as the slower "On This Night of A Thousand Stars". There is some rock music that can be heard briefly in "Oh What A Circus", "Peron's Latest Flame" and "The Lady's Got Potential" (a rock song that was cut from the original production but reinstated for the 1996 film with revised lyrics by Tim Rice). Evita was a highly successful show that ran for ten years in the West End. It transferred to Broadway in 1979. Rice and Lloyd Webber parted ways soon after Evita. Dont Cry For Me, Argentina is the best-known song from the 1978 musical Evita with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ... The Prince Edward Theatre is a theatre situated on Old Compton Street, just north of Leicester Square in the West End of London. ... Hal Prince (born January 30, 1928), full name Harold Smith Prince, is a theatre producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical (and less notably, dramatic) productions of the past half-century. ... On the cover of Elaine Paige Tour Programme 2004 Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Bickerstaff on 5 March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is a world-renowned English singer and actor, primarily in musicals. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ...


Lloyd Webber then embarked on a solo project, the Variations (album), with his cellist brother Julian Lloyd Webber based on the 24th Caprice by Paganini. It was a massive hit in the United Kingdom reaching number two in the pop album chart (1978). The main theme is still used as the theme tune for London Weekend Television's long-running South Bank Show. Variations Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Lloyd Webber were always very close, but their two different careers (a classical cellist and a rock musical composer) meant that a collaboration seemed unlikely. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ... Niccolò Paganini Niccolò Paganini, (Genoa, October 27, 1782 - Nice, May 27, 1840) was a violinist and composer. ... The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show, presented by Melvyn Bragg and seen in over 60 countries — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. ...


1980s

Andrew Lloyd Webber embarked on his next project without a lyricist, turning instead to the poetry of T. S. Eliot. Cats (1981) is a dance musical based on Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939), which the composer recalled as having been a childhood favourite. The songs of the musical comprise Eliot's verse set to music by the composer, the principal exception being the most famous song from the musical, "Memory", for which the lyrics were written by Trevor Nunn after an Eliot poem entitled "Rhapsody on a Windy Night". Also, a brief song entitled "The Moments of Happiness" was taken from a passage in Eliot's Four Quartets. An unusual musical in terms of its construction, the overture incorporates a fugue and there are occasions when the music accompanies spoken verse. The set, consisting of an oversized junk yard, remains the same throughout the show without any scene changes. Lloyd Webber's eclecticism is very strong here; musical genres range from classical to pop, music hall, jazz and electroacoustic music as well as hymn-like songs such as "The Addressing of Cats," which Old Deuteronomy sings. Cats was originally intended to be a song cycle but when Valerie Eliot provided some fragments of unpublished poetry by her late husband that included a character named Grizabella who is shunned by the tribe as well as the concept of a rebirth for a chosen Cat at the Jellicle Ball, it was apparent that there might be a story that could provide a possible framework for a musical. It was to become the longest running musical on Broadway, spanning a reign of eighteen years which later would be broken by another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965), was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Old Possums Book of Practical Cats is a set of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology. ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Four Quartets is the name given to four related poems by T. S. Eliot, collected and republished in book form in 1943. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The terms Electroacoustic or Electroacoustic music have been used to describe several different musical genres or techiniques. ... A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a god or other religiously significant figure. ...


Starlight Express, a musical also directed by Trevor Nunn, is similar in its theatrical concept to Cats in that it also features dancers in costume representing non-human characters. However, unlike Cats, the music is mostly in the realm of disco and pop with one or two pastiche songs such as the Country and Western styled "U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D". In some ways this musical could be seen as more of a return to the style of Joseph, although the latter was more varied in its use of musical styles and influences. Starlight Express was a commercial hit but received negative reviews from the critics. It enjoyed a record run in the West End, but ran for less than three years on Broadway. Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics), with later revisions by Don Black (lyrics) and David Yazbek (music and lyrics for the 2nd US tour, though much of his contribution was removed for the UK tour after Andrew Lloyd Webber saw it...


Lloyd Webber wrote a Requiem Mass which premiered in New York on 25 February 1985 at St Thomas Church. This composition had been inspired by an article he had read about the plight of Cambodian orphans. It was dedicated to his father, William Lloyd Webber, who had died in 1982. Although this might seem like a surprising shift in direction from the modern musical, church music had been a part of the composer's upbringing and Lloyd Webber had on a number of occasions written sacred music for the annual Sydmonton festival (Snelson, 2004). Lloyd Webber received a Grammy Award in 1986 for Requiem in the category of best classical composition. Perhaps surprisingly given the classical nature of the work, the Pie Jesu from Requiem achieved a high placing on the UK pop charts. A requiem is a Roman Catholic mass performed in commemoration of the dead, also known in Latin as the Missa pro Defunctis. ... William Southcombe Lloyd Webber (1914-1982) was an organist and composer, and was Director of the London College of Music from 1964 until his death. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pie Jesu is a motet that is a part of some composers musical settings of the Requiem Mass. ...


In 1986, Lloyd Webber premiered his next musical, The Phantom of the Opera, inspired by the 1911 Gaston Leroux novel. He wrote the part of Christine for his then wife, Sarah Brightman, who played the role in the original London and Broadway productions alongside Michael Crawford as the Phantom. The production was directed by Harold Prince, who had also earlier directed Evita. Charles Hart wrote the lyrics for the musical with some additional material provided by Richard Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber co-wrote the musical's book with Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber's score is sometimes operatic in style but he maintains the form and structure of a musical throughout. The fully-fledged operatic writing is reserved principally for the subsidiary characters such as the theatre managers, Andre and Fimil, and their Prima Donna, Carlotta. Fittingly, it is also used to provide the content of the fictional `operas' that are taking place within the show itself. Here, Lloyd Webber affectionately pastiches various styles from the grand operas of Meyerbeer through to Mozart and even Gilbert and Sullivan {Coveney, 1999). These pieces are often presented as musical fragments, interrupted by dialogue or action sequences in order to clearly define the musical's "show within a show" format. The musical extracts we hear from the phantom's opera, "Don Juan Triumphant", during the latter stages of the show, are much more dissonant and modern - suggesting, perhaps, that the phantom is ahead of his time artistically (Snelson, 2004). For the characters of Christine, the Phantom, and Raoul, the direct and `natural' style of modern song is used rather than the more decorative aspects of aria; their material provides the musical centre of the piece. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... This article is about the Gaston Leroux novel. ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ... Michael Crawford (right) as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do Ave Em Michael Crawford, OBE (born Michael Patrick Dumble-Smith, 19 January 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire), is an English actor and singer. ... Charles Hart (born 1962, London) is a British lyricist, songwriter and musician. ... Richard Stilgoe OBE. Richard Stilgoe OBE (b. ...


Although the musical received mixed reviews from the critics, it became a phenomenal hit and is still running in both the West End and on Broadway; in January 2006 it overtook Cats as the longest running musical on Broadway.


Aspects of Love followed in 1989, a musical based on the story by David Garnett. The lyrics were by Don Black and Charles Hart and the original production was directed by Trevor Nunn. There was a noticeable shift of emphasis towards a quieter and more intimate theatrical experience; the staging and production values were less elaborate than Phantom of the Opera and Lloyd Webber chose to write for a smaller musical ensemble making the through composed score more akin to a chamber work. The musical had a successful run of four years in London but did not fare nearly as well on Broadway, where it closed after less than a year. Aspects of Love is a chamber opera with a book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. ... See also David S. Garnett (science fiction writer) David Garnett (1892 – 1981) was a British writer and publisher, and a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group. ...


1990s to present day

Lloyd Webber was asked to write a song for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and composed "Amigos Para Siempre — Friends for Life" with Don Black providing the lyrics. This song was performed by Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras. The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Amigos Para Siempre, or Friends for Life, is a song written for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ... The Catalan tenor Josep Carreras (born December 5, 1946) is a famous opera singer much admired for his Verdi and Puccini roles. ...


Lloyd Webber had toyed with the idea of writing a musical based on Billy Wilder's critically acclaimed movie, Sunset Boulevard, since the early 1970s when he saw the film, but the project didn't come to fruition until after the completion of Aspects of Love when the composer finally managed to secure the rights from Paramount Studios [4] The composer worked with two collaborators, as he had done on Aspects of Love; this time Chris Hamilton and Don Black shared equal credit for the book and lyrics. The show opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 12 July 1993 and ran for 1,529 performances. Patti LuPone, who had played the role of Eva Peron in the original Broadway production of Evita, was cast as Norma Desmond, a former silent film star who is shunned by Hollywood in the era of talking pictures. Lloyd Webber wrote for a larger musical ensemble than he had done on Aspects of Love; the sweeping romanticism of the overture and of Norma Desmond’s themes echo the grandiose style associated with the golden era of Hollywood, whilst the jazz elements in the score and the restless quality of Joe Gillis’s music are used, in contrast, to represent a more modern age. Although Sunset Boulevard is a book musical, the score is predominantly through-composed with much of the dialogue underscored and recitatives used at certain key moments between songs. In spite of the show's popularity and extensive run in London's West End, it lost money due to the sheer expense of the production. Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... It has been suggested that Norma Desmond be merged into this article or section. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1988 to 1989. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Adam brothers Adelphi Buildings in an 18th-century print; the terrace stood upon riverfront warehousing. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Patti LuPone in her Tony Award winning role as Eva Perón in the Broadway musical Evita. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Perón, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ... ... Sunset Boulevard (also known as Sunset Blvd. ... The book musical is a form of musical theater that became the dominant production form during the mid-20th century period that is now considered the golden age of the Broadway musical. ... Through-composed music is music which is relatively continous, non-sectional, and/or non-repetitive. ... Recitative, a form of composition often used in operas, oratorios, cantatas and similar works, is described as a melodic speech set to music, or a descriptive narrative song in which the music follows the words. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre...


Lloyd Webber's many other musical theatre works include Whistle Down the Wind, Song and Dance, The Beautiful Game and The Woman in White. While some of his works have had enormous commercial success, his career has not been without failures, especially in the United States. Song and Dance, Starlight Express, and Aspects of Love, all successes in London, did not meet the same reception in New York, and all lost money in short, critically panned runs. In 1995, Sunset Boulevard became a very successful Broadway show, opening with the largest advance in Broadway history, and winning seven Tony Awards that year. However, owing to high weekly costs, it became the biggest economic musical failure in history, losing 25 million dollars. His subsequent shows (Whistle Down the Wind and The Beautiful Game) did not make it to Broadway, and his most recent musical The Woman in White closed after a very short run in New York. This closing is largely credited to many absences in the cast for many of the shows; only 39 of the 108 performances had the full cast. Maria Friedman and Michael Ball both missed shows frequently; the former was battling breast cancer and the latter suffered a throat infection. Whistle Down the Wind is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... The Beautiful Game is also a term used to describe the game of football. ... Original logo for the musical The Woman in White. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... There are several people named Michael Ball: Michael Ball (singer), a singer and actor Michael Ball (footballer), an English football (soccer) player Michael Ball (clergyman), a member of the Community of the Glorious Ascension and one-time Bishop of Truro Michael Ball (student), a student at Kaukauna High School, and... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


Somewhat unusually, Lloyd Webber (along with Nigel Wright) was responsible for a 1992 Eurodance single featuring music from the computer game Tetris.[5][6]Released under the name Doctor Spin, Tetris reached reached #6 on the UK charts,[7] although Lloyd Webber's involvement was not publicised. He was also involved with Bombalurina's 1990 cover of Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (UK #1).[8][9] The band, whose lead singer was children's TV presenter Timmy Mallett[10] was named after a character in the musical Cats.[11] From Nigel Wrights website Nigel Wright (born 13 June 1955, in Bristol) is a record producer from England. ... This article is about a music style. ... Doctor Spin was a pseudonym used by Andrew Lloyd Webber and music producer Nigel Wright for their 1992 hit novelty single Tetris. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Timmy Mallett is a former childrens TV presenter and broadcaster who achieved cult status in the UK during the 1980s. ... Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini is a novelty song telling the story of a shy high-school student in a very revealing bathing suit (which she apparently did not try on beforehand) who stays immersed in the ocean water to hide from view, while other high-schoolers... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Lloyd Webber is currently producing a staging of The Sound Of Music, which debuted November 2006. He made the controversial decision to choose an unknown to play leading lady Maria, who was found through the reality television show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, in which he was a judge. The winner of the show was Connie Fisher. For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? was a British talent show, shown on Saturday evenings on BBC One, first broadcast on 29 July 2006 until the series finale on 16 September 2006. ... Connie Fisher (born June 17, 1983) is an actress and singer, who won the BBC One talent contest, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Fisher was delighted to be named Maria: [1] On 15 November 2006, she opened to good reviews in the part of Maria von Trapp...


There have been a number of film adaptations of Lloyd Webber's musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) was directed by Norman Jewison, Evita (1996) was directed by Alan Parker, and most recently The Phantom of the Opera was directed by Joel Schumacher (and coproduced by Lloyd Webber). Lloyd Webber produced Bombay Dreams with Indian composer A. R. Rahman in 2002. This article is about the rock opera. ... Norman Frederick Jewison, CC, BA, LL.D (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian film director, producer, and actor. ... Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical Evita was released as a Hollywood film in 1996. ... Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... The Phantom of the Opera is the 2004 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Harts international stage success. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Bombay Dreams on Broadway, New York City Bombay Dreams is a Bollywood-themed musical. ... Allah Rakha Rahman (Tamil: ஏ.ஆர்.ரஹ்மான்) (born on January 6, 1966 as A. S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is an award-winning film composer, record producer and musician. ...


It was announced on 25 August 2006 on his personal website that his next project would be the Master and Margarita (however, Lloyd Webber has stated that the project will most likely be an opera rather than a musical). The Master and Margarita book cover. ...


In September 2006, Lloyd Webber was named to be a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors along with Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Steven Spielberg, and Smokey Robinson. He was recognized for his outstanding contribution to American performing arts.[12] He attended the ceremony on December 3, 2006 and aired on December 26, 2006. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Zubin Mehta (b. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 11, 2007 Lloyd Webber was featured as a guest judge on the reality television show Grease: You're the One that I Want![2]. The contestants all sang "The Phantom of the Opera". On his website, Lloyd Webber announced that he was planning to write a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, based on the novel, The Phantom of Manhattan, by Frederick Forsyth, who will collaborate.[13][14] The sequel is to be set in New York, although no further details have been given. In June 2007, parts of the new opera were inadvertently destroyed when Lloyd Webber's cat, Otto, climbed up on his Clavinova digital piano, jumped onto the computer that held the score, and caused the score to be erased.[15] is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... The Phantom of Manhattan is a book by Frederick Forsyth, intended as a sequel to The Phantom of The Opera (the Lloyd Webber musical, not the original book). ... Frederick Forsyth. ... Clavinova CLP-240 keyboard The Clavinova is a long-running line of digital pianos created by the Yamaha Corporation. ...


Between April and June 2007, appeared in BBC One's Any Dream Will Do!, which followed the same format as How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?. Its aim was to find a new Joseph for his revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lee Mead won the contest after quitting his part in the ensemble - and as understudy in The Phantom of the Opera to compete for he role. Viewers' telephone voting during the series raised more than £500,000 for the BBC's annual Children in Need charity appeal, according to host Graham Noton on air during the final. BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... Any Dream Will Do, often known as Joseph, was a 2007 talent show-themed television series produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom. ... How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? was a British talent show, shown on Saturday evenings on BBC One, first broadcast on 29 July 2006 until the series finale on 16 September 2006. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (the first is The Likes of Us, a musical written in 1965, which received its first stage performance only in 2005). ... Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Pudsey is the teddy bear logo of Children in Need, created by designer Joanna Ball and named after Balls home town, Pudsey, in West Yorkshire, England. ...


Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group on 27 June 2007[3] announced that it would donate all receipts from two special benefit performances of the revived West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring Lee Mead) to Children in Need. The charity would benefit from ticket sales income from 16 July’s booked-out preview and the sold-out performance on 16 November, the night of the annual Children in Need telethon. Cast members, the group said, would not get the usual first night gifts on 17 July – the money would, instead go to the Children in Need. Before the viewers' votes were known, Lloyd Webber told Lee Mead: "You're a fantastic performer...You're phenomenal. You're a great showman. You've got everything there."[4] The Really Useful Group (RUG) is a international company set up in 1977 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he... Pudsey is the teddy bear logo of Children in Need, created by designer Joanna Ball and named after Balls home town, Pudsey, in West Yorkshire, England. ... Pudsey is the teddy bear logo of Children in Need, created by designer Joanna Ball and named after Balls home town, Pudsey, in West Yorkshire, England. ... Pudsey is the teddy bear logo of Children in Need, created by designer Joanna Ball and named after Balls home town, Pudsey, in West Yorkshire, England. ... Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he...


On 1 July 2007 Lloyd Webber presented excerpts from his musicals as part of the Concert for Diana organized to celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. The finale was Any Dream Will Do sung by the movie Joseph, Donny Osmond, 1991's stage Joseph, Jason Donovan, and 2007 Joseph, talent search winner Mead. The concert was seen in full or in highlights shows in 140 countries by between 500 million and 1 billion, according to BBC One anchors Jamie Theakston and Claudia Winkleman on air. Concert for Diana was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday; 2007 is also the 10th anniversary of her death. ... “Diana Spencer” redirects here. ... Any Dream Will Do is a popular song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the 1968 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American Welsh entertainer. ... Jason Sean Donovan (born June 1, 1968, Malvern, Melbourne) is an Australian actor and singer. ... Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he... BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... James Jamie Theakston (born 21 December 1970 in Ditchling, East Sussex) is a popular British television and radio presenter and producer. ... Claudia Anne I. Winkleman [1] (born 15 January 1972) is an English TV presenter and journalist. ...


The BBC's Radio 2 would broadcast a concert of music from Lloyd Webber's shows on August 24 2007, the corporation has announced.[16] Denise Van Outen would introduce songs from Whistle Down The Wind, The Beautiful Game, Tell Me On A Sunday, The Woman in White, Evita and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – as well as Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound Of Music, which Lloyd Webber revived in 2006 at the London Palladium and 2002's Lloyd Webber-produced Bollywood-style musical Bombay Dreams by A. R. Rahman and Don Black. Denise van Outen (born May 27, 1974) is an English television host and stage actress. ... Whistle Down the Wind is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind. ... The Beautiful Game is also a term used to describe the game of football. ... Originally produced in 1978 as a concert for theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starred Marti Webb. ... Original logo for the musical The Woman in White. ... Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (the first is The Likes of Us, a musical written in 1965, which received its first stage performance only in 2005). ... For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... Bombay Dreams on Broadway, New York City Bombay Dreams is a Bollywood-themed musical. ... Allah Rakha Rahman (Tamil: ஏ.ஆர்.ரஹ்மான்) (born on January 6, 1966 as A. S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is an award-winning film composer, record producer and musician. ... Don Black OBE (born June 21, 1938) is an English lyricist. ...


Among the artists appearing would be Lee Mead, voted by viewers to take the lead in Joseph in BBC One's 2007 television search for a star Any Dream Will Do; Connie Fisher, who won the lead inThe Sound Of Musicin BBC One's first search for a new West End star, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?; former Boyzone singer Stephen Gateley, who played Joseph in the 2003 tour of that show; Preeya Kalidas, cast opposite Mead in the 2007 revival of Joseph and the female lead in Bombay Dreams ; Elena Roger, the lead in the 2006 revival of Evita; Dean Collinson, appearing as Pharaoh in 2007's revived Joseph; Aoife Mullholland, the substitute for Connie Fisher as Maria in The Sound of Music; Duncan James, who had just come out of a West End revival of Musical and The Capital Voices. Mike Dixon would conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra.[17] Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he... BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... Any Dream Will Do, often known as Joseph, was a 2007 talent show-themed television series produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom. ... Connie Fisher (born June 17, 1983) is an actress and singer, who won the BBC One talent contest, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Fisher was delighted to be named Maria: [1] On 15 November 2006, she opened to good reviews in the part of Maria von Trapp... BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? was a British talent show, shown on Saturday evenings on BBC One, first broadcast on 29 July 2006 until the series finale on 16 September 2006. ... Boyzone were an Irish boy band (pop group) of the 1990s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Raised in Twickenham, Middlesex, Preeya Kalidas is a British actress. ... Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British musical theatre actor, best known for winning the lead role in the 2007 London revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by competing in the BBC reality talent show Any Dream Will Do!. Aged eight, he... Bombay Dreams on Broadway, New York City Bombay Dreams is a Bollywood-themed musical. ... Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... Duncan James (born Duncan Matthew James Inglis, April 7, 1978 , in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England) was a singer in the boy band Blue and is now a solo artist, sometime actor, television presenter and contestant of ITV show Dancing On Ice. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Chicago is a Kander and Ebb musical set in prohibition era Chicago. ... The BBC Concert Orchestra is based in London and is one of the British Broadcasting Corporations five orchestras. ...


Titles

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber, Esq. (1948-1992)
  • Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (1992-1997)
  • The Lord Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton (1997-)

Awards

Awards
Preceded by
Stephen Sondheim
for Sweeney Todd
Tony Award for Best Original Score
1980
for Evita
shared with Tim Rice
Succeeded by
John Kander, Fred Ebb
for Woman of the Year
Preceded by
Maury Yeston
for Nine
Tony Award for Best Original Score
1983
for Cats
shared with T. S. Eliot
Succeeded by
Jerry Herman
for La Cage aux Folles
Preceded by
Stephen Sondheim
for Passion
Tony Award for Best Original Score
1995
for Sunset Boulevard
shared with Don Black, Christopher Hampton
Succeeded by
Jonathan Larson
for Rent
Preceded by
Alan Menken
for Colors of the Wind
Academy Award for Best Original Song
1996
for You Must Love Me
Succeeded by
James Horner
for My Heart Will Go On
Preceded by
Alan Menken
for Colors of the Wind
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
1997
for You Must Love Me
Succeeded by
James Horner
for My Heart Will Go On

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The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (b. ... Sweeney Todd is a fictional villain/antihero. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English lyricist for musical theatre, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ... John Harold Kander (born March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri) is the American composer of a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. ... Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004) was a musical theatre lyricist. ... Woman of the Year is a 1942 romantic comedy film in which a feminist, chosen Woman of the Year, tries to keep the spark in her personal relationship. ... Maury Yeston is a American composer and lyricist educated at Yale and Clare College, Cambridge. ... Nine is a musical with music and lyrics by American composer Maury Yeston. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965), was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. ... Jerry Herman Jerry Herman (born Gerald Herman on July 10, 1933 in New York City) is an American composer/lyricist of the Broadway musical theater. ... La Cage aux Folles is a Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (b. ... Pasión es una obra musical que se estreno en Broadway en 1994, adaptada de la película de Ettore Scola Passione dAmore que, a su vez , se basa en la novela de Igino Tarchetti Fosca. Con libreto de James Lapine y música y letras de Stephen Sondheim. ... Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Christopher Hampton (born January 26, 1946) is a British playwright, screen writer and film director. ... Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American Tony Award-winning composer and playwright who lived in New York City and authored musicals, including Rent and Tick, Tick. ... Rent is a rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson[1] based on Giacomo Puccinis opera La bohème. ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Alternate meaning: Sing-Along Songs: Colors of the Wind Colors of the Wind by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz was the 1995 Oscar-winner for Best Original Song from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas. ... // The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Audio sample: You Must Love Me ( file info) — The song was specially written for the film version of Evita and won an Oscar for Best Original Song in a Film in 1997. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... My Heart Will Go On is the theme song of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Alternate meaning: Sing-Along Songs: Colors of the Wind Colors of the Wind by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz was the 1995 Oscar-winner for Best Original Song from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... Audio sample: You Must Love Me ( file info) — The song was specially written for the film version of Evita and won an Oscar for Best Original Song in a Film in 1997. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... My Heart Will Go On is the theme song of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. ...

Shows

Note: Music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber unless otherwise noted.
  • Lyrics by Tim Rice
  • Not shown until 2005
  • Lyrics by Tim Rice
  • Lyrics by Tim Rice
  • Lyrics by Tim Rice
  • Lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart
  • Based on the David Garnett novel
  • Music by A.R. Rahman
  • Lyrics by Don Black
  • Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Likes of Us is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English lyricist for musical theatre, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (the first is The Likes of Us, a musical written in 1965, which received its first stage performance only in 2005). ... This article is about the rock opera. ... By Jeeves, originally Jeeves, is a 1975/1996 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, based on the novels of P. G. Wodehouse. ... Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE (born April 12, 1939) is a popular and prolific English playwright. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Perón, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ... Originally produced in 1978 as a concert for theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starred Marti Webb. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 - January 4, 1965), was a major Modernist Anglo-American poet, dramatist, and literary critic. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... Richard Maltby, Jr. ... Variations Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Lloyd Webber were always very close, but their two different careers (a classical cellist and a rock musical composer) meant that a collaboration seemed unlikely. ... Originally produced in 1978 as a concert for theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starred Marti Webb. ... Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics), with later revisions by Don Black (lyrics) and David Yazbek (music and lyrics for the 2nd US tour, though much of his contribution was removed for the UK tour after Andrew Lloyd Webber saw it... Richard Stilgoe OBE. Richard Stilgoe OBE (b. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical based on the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. ... Charles Hart is a British lyricist, songwriter and musician. ... Gaston Leroux. ... Aspects of Love is a chamber opera with a book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart. ... See also David S. Garnett (science fiction writer) David Garnett (1892 – 1981) was a British writer and publisher, and a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group. ... Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... Christopher Hampton (born January 26, 1946) is a British playwright, screen writer and film director. ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... It has been suggested that Norma Desmond be merged into this article or section. ... Whistle Down the Wind is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York) is notable for being a record producer, composer, and lyricist. ... The Beautiful Game is also a term used to describe the game of football. ... Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, writer and director. ... Bombay Dreams on Broadway, New York City Bombay Dreams is a Bollywood-themed musical. ... A. R. Rahman Allah Rakha Rahman, born January 6, 1967 as A.S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, India, is a popular Indian film music composer. ... Original logo for the musical The Woman in White. ... Wilkie Collins William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. ... For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American composer. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... The Phantom of Manhattan is a book by Frederick Forsyth, intended as a sequel to The Phantom of The Opera (the Lloyd Webber musical, not the original book). ... David Zippel is an American Tony Award-winning Musical theatre lyricist. ...

Other works

  • Variations (1978) - A set of musical variations on Niccolò Paganini's Caprice in A minor that Lloyd Webber composed for his brother, cellist Julian. This album featured fifteen rock musicians including guitarist Gary Moore and pianist Rod Argent and reached number 2 in the UK album chart upon its release. It was later combined with another work to form one show, Song and Dance. Lloyd Webber also used variation five as the basis for Unexpected Song in Song and Dance. The main theme is used as the theme music to The South Bank Show.

Variations Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Lloyd Webber were always very close, but their two different careers (a classical cellist and a rock musical composer) meant that a collaboration seemed unlikely. ... Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Image:Rod Argent. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show, presented by Melvyn Bragg and seen in over 60 countries — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. ... Andrew Lloyd Webbers Requiem is a requiem mass written in memory of the composers father, William Lloyd Webber, who died in 1982. ... William Southcombe Lloyd Webber (1914-1982) was an organist and composer, and was Director of the London College of Music from 1964 until his death. ...

Discography

This page lists notable U.S. and U.K. albums and compilations which feature music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, alongside their release dates. ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/portal/2007/07/07/nosplit/famdet107.xml
  2. ^ Sunday Times Rich List 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
  3. ^ http://www.show-and-stay.co.uk/biography/creative/andrew-lloyd-webber.html
  4. ^ Lloyd Webber, Andrew: Inspired By Sunset Boulevard Really Useful Group (official website) URL: http://reallyuseful.com/rug/shows/sunset/show.htm
  5. ^ "Doctor Spin - Tetris" record details, Discogs.com. Article retrieved 2006-11-07.
  6. ^ "Andrew Lloyd Webber", Discogs.com. Article retrieved 2006-11-07.
  7. ^ *Roberts, David (Managing Editor) (2005), British Hit Singles & Albums (Edition 18), Guinness World Records Limited, ISBN 1-904994-00-8
  8. ^ Songfacts: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, songfacts.com. Article retrieved 2006-11-07.
  9. ^ Timmy Mallett recordings, Brilliant TV corporate website. Article retrieved 2006-11-07.
  10. ^ "Timmy Mallett" article, Wikipedia. Article retrieved 2006-11-07.
  11. ^ "Bombalurina in Cats", PeoplePlayUK. Article retrieved 2006-11-07.
  12. ^ http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/honors/home.html
  13. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/106421.html
  14. ^ http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=545008
  15. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/108816.html
  16. ^ Friday Night Is Music Night – Andrew Lloyd Webber Gala – BBC Press Office.Retrieved on 2007-08-08.
  17. ^ Radio 2 gala cast.Retrieved on 2007-08-08).

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See also

  • Pre-Raphaelite and Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection – Royal Academy of Arts, London 2003 ISBN 1-903973-39-2
  • View of Geelong, 1856 painting once owned by Lloyd Webber
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's Official website
  • Cats On A Chandelier – Coveney, M (1999), Hutchinson, London
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's biography at the Really Useful Group
  • Oh What A Circus – Rice, Tim (1999), Hodder & Stoughton, London
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber – Snelson, John (2004), Yale University Press, New Haven CT. ISBN 0-300-10459-6
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: His Life and Works – Walsh, Michael (1989, revised and expanded, 1997), Abrams: New York
Persondata
NAME Webber, Andrew Lloyd
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Webber, Andrew Lloyd, Baron Lloyd-Webber
SHORT DESCRIPTION Composer
DATE OF BIRTH March 22, 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH Kensington, London, England.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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