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Encyclopedia > Marti Webb
 Marti Webb in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance (1982)
Marti Webb in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance (1982)

Marti Webb (born 13 December 1944, in London) is a musical actress from England, who appeared on stage in Evita, before starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber's one woman show Tell Me On A Sunday in the mid 1980s. She had a hit in the UK Singles Chart with a song from the show, "Take That Look Off Your Face". Image File history File links Martiinsong. ... Image File history File links Martiinsong. ... Song and Dance is a musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Fantasticks was the longest-running musical in history. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... 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. ... January 18, 1988 issue of Time Magazine featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre and the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Originally produced in 1978 as a concert for theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starred Marti Webb. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ... Take That Look Off Your Face is the title of a hit song by musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. ...

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Career

Webb first came to prominence as Ann in the original London production of 'Half a Sixpence' opposite Tommy Steele. She later dubbed the singing voice of Julia Foster, her replacement for the film adaptation. Immediately prior to her appearance in Half a Sixpence, Webb had made her West End debut in Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, which starred and had lyrics by Anthony Newley, whom Webb considered to be her mentor. She also played Nancy in the first UK tour of Oliver! where she met and befriended the show's Assistant Stage Manager Cameron Mackintosh, who was to become one of the most prominent musical theatre producers in world. When the production returned to the West End, Phil Collins who later achieved fame with Genesis played The Artful Dodger. Half a Sixpence is a musical comedy, written as a vehicle for British pop star Tommy Steele. ... Image:TommySteele1. ... Julia Foster (born 2 August 1943) is a British actress. ... Stop the World - I Want to Get Off was a musical which opened at the Queens Theatre, London on 20 July 1961, and ran for 555 performances. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... George Anthony Newley (born on September 24, 1931 in the London Borough of Hackney; died on April 14, 1999) was an English actor, singer and songwriter. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946 in Enfield) is a successful British theatrical producer. ... For the 2006 Turner Prize nominee, see Phil Collins (artist). ... Genesis is an English progressive rock band formed in 1967. ...


During the 1970s she carved out a career as a respected, though not yet famous, West End actress and singer appearing in both The Card, written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, and Godspell, opposite David Essex, Julie Covington and Jeremy Irons. In 1979 she began to appear as a regular alternate to Elaine Paige in the original London production of Evita, taking over the role full time in 1980 just as the album of Tell Me on a Sunday was released. This was a #1 hit in the UK Albums Chart, and saw Webb become a household name. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Tony Hatch (born 30 June 1939 or 1940) is a British composer, songwriter, pianist, producer, and arranger. ... Jackie Trent (born Yvonne Burgess on September 6, 1940 in Newcastle-under-Lyne)is a British singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Godspell album cover (1971 Original Off-Broadway Cast) Godspell is a musical based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew, transposed into a contemporary urban setting, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak. ... David Essex (born July 23, 1947) is a British actor and singer who has enjoyed a varied career. ... 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... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Oscar, and double-Emmy award winning English actor. ... 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. ... 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. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ...


The album of Tell Me on a Sunday had music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and was based on the story of the composer's friend, who had moved from London to the U.S. to begin a new life. Webb was asked to collaborate on the piece when only two songs had been written, so the rest of the album was created specifically with her voice and character in mind. Black, who became her manager and a close friend, said of her performance, "She was the girl, and that was it." Her tendency to, "Talk for hours about the most boring everyday things, like the gas or insurance," also inspired him in creating the narrative pieces in the song cycle which were letters to the character's mum. January 18, 1988 issue of Time Magazine featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre and the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...


Webb has a distinctive, untrained coloratura voice and Lloyd Webber was said to have told her "You sing in my keys." She apparently retorted, "You write in mine." He produced her second solo album Won't Change Places (1980) which featured two songs written by Lynsey De Paul "All I am" and "What You Gonna do With Your Freedom" and she has regularly performed at the Sydmonton Festival, his private gathering where new work is tried-out prior to a professional debut. Coloratura is an ornate, flowery style in classical singing. ... Lynsey Rubin (born June 11, 1950 in London) is a songwriter and singer. ...


In the mid-1980s, she again succeeded Elaine Paige, this time in the musical Cats both in the West End production at the New London Theatre and subsequently on tour. When Tell Me on a Sunday was combined with Lloyd Webber's other successful album Variations, which had featured his brother, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, to create the show Song and Dance, Webb reprised her role as the unnamed girl in the first act. In the second act Wayne Sleep and a dance troupe performed choreographed routines to Variations. The pair toured with the show extensively in the latter half of the decade. Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... The New London Theatre is a theatre located on the corners of Drury Lane and Parker Street in the Covent Garden area of London. ... In music, variation is a formal technique where material is altered during repetition; reiteration with changes. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ... Song and Dance is a musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. ...


She sang a cover version of Michael Jackson's Ben in memory of Ben Hardwick, a young boy who died of cancer after appearing on the BBC television programme That's Life!. The single reached #5 in the UK charts. She also later released Always There, a version of the theme to BBC drama Howard's Way, which was written by Simon May and Leslie Osbourne with lyrics by Don Black. The success of this inspired an album of the same name in which she covered other television themes. For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Ben was a number-one hit recording by teenaged Michael Jackson for the Motown label in 1972. ... Thats Life! was a television magazine-style series on BBC between 1973 and 1994, presented by Esther Rantzen throughout the entire run, with various changes of co-presenters. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Howards Way was a BBC drama series that ran from 1985 to 1990 that attempted to provide a British alternative to glossy American sagas such as Dallas and Dynasty, usually transmitted on Sunday evenings. ... Simon May is a British musician and composer, best known for composing some of British televisions best known theme tunes, including EastEnders and Howards Way. ...


In 1990, on the last studio collaboration between Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, the album "Freudiana", Webb performed two songs, Don't Let the Moment Pass and one in which she joined forces with Woolfson, Gary Howard and Kiki Dee. Alan Parsons (born December 20, 1948 in London, England) is a British audio engineer, musician, and record producer. ... Eric Woolfson was a lead singer, songwriter and lyricist, executive producer, pianist, and co-founder of The Alan Parsons Project. ... Born Pauline Matthews on March 6th 1947, in Keighley near Bradford, Yorkshire, England, Kiki Dee is a highly successful singer/songwriter, with a career that has lasted over 30 years. ...


Webb co-devised and starred in 'The Magic of the Musicals', a UK concert tour featuring songs from musical theatre in 1992 opposite Opportunity Knocks winner Mark Rattray. The gold-selling album of the show was co-produced by Webb's former husband, sound engineer Tom Button. BBC Television also filmed and broadcast the show. This was followed in 1993 by a North American and Canadian tour and numerous UK versions in the following years, in which Rattray was succeeded by Dave Willetts and Robert Meadmore. Opportunity Knocks was a UK television talent show originally hosted by Hughie Greene. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Dave Willetts (born June 24th 1952 is a British singer and actor known for having leading roles in West End musicals. ... Robert Meadmore is a British singer and actor who has made West End appearances in My Fair Lady and Brigadoon. ...


In 1995 Webb reprised her leading role in a UK tour of Evita, opposite Chris Corcoran as Che and Duncan Smith as Peron. The popularity of the tour led to it being repeated in 1996.


She more recently appeared in the new London stage production of Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003) uniquely alternating the role of Mrs Meers with Maureen Lipman, to allow Lipman to nurse her terminally ill husband. At the beginning of the following year, she again reprised her role in Tell Me On A Sunday both in the West End and on tour. The show had been substantially rewritten for a production starring Denise Van Outen, but a combination of the new and original scores was created specifically for Webb. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the 1967 film. ... Maureen Lipman CBE (born Hull, 10 May 1946), is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist, and comedienne. ... Denise performed a star turn at the Peter Pan Gala on 19 December at the Albery Theatre Denise van Outen (born Denise Outen May 27, 1974) is a British television host and stage actress. ...


Early 2006 saw Webb return to the The Magic of the Musicals alongside Wayne Sleep and Robert Meadmore, whilst Christmas this year will be spent in pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. She will play the Fairy Godmother in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Wayne Sleep (born 1948) is an English dancer. ... Robert Meadmore is a British singer and actor who has made West End appearances in My Fair Lady and Brigadoon. ... The Theatre Royal, Windsor is located in the town of Windsor, Berkshire, England, close to Windsor Castle. ... In fairy tales, a fairy godmother is a fairy or person with magical powers who acts as a mentor or parent to someone. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ...


She is a patron of The Players Music Hall Theatre in London, which specialises in Victorian variety theatre.


Webb has married and divorced three times but has never had children. She was married to Alexander Balfour in 1963, the actor Tim Flavin briefly in 1985 and sound engineer Tom Button, 25 years her junior, in the early 1990s. She lives in Westminster, London and Somerset. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Audio engineering is the branch of engineering dealing with the production of sound through mechanical means. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ...


Stage appearances

Stop the World - I want to get off Stop the World - I want to get off was a musical which opened at the Queens Theatre, London on 20th July 1961, and ran for 555 performances. ... Half a Sixpence is a musical comedy, written as a vehicle for British pop star Tommy Steele. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... Godspell album cover (1971 Original Off-Broadway Cast) Godspell is a musical based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew, transposed into a contemporary urban setting, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak. ... 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. ... Song and Dance is a musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Dick Whittington is a character in British pantomime, very loosely based on the real-life Richard Whittington. ... 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. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward, of which there were hundreds of versions before modern times. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 film about an actor who sublets an apartment from another actor, who neglects to tell his former girlfriend, the current occupant. ... Annie is a musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. ... Dick Whittington is a character in British pantomime, very loosely based on the real-life Richard Whittington. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward, of which there were hundreds of versions before modern times. ... The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, with a script based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. ... This article is about the 1967 film. ... Originally produced in 1978 as a concert for theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starred Marti Webb. ...

Television appearances

  • Carroll Levi's Junior Discoveries TV Show (1958)
  • Royal Variety Performance 1963 at the Prince of Wales Theatre
  • The Good Old Days
  • Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium
  • The David Essex Christmas Show
  • The Songwriters
  • The British in Love
  • Tell Me on a Sunday (1980)
  • The Merv Griffin Show
  • The Bill Boggs Show
  • Won't Change Places (BBC Television Special)
  • The Des O'Connor Show
  • The Val Doonican Show
  • Together Again (BBC Television Special)
  • That's Life!
  • The Royal Variety Performance at the Drury Lane Theatre
  • The Magic of the Musicals (1992)
  • The Music Game
  • Songs of Praise (1994)
  • The Laurence Olivier Awards (1996) presenting the Best Lighting Designer Award
  • This is Your Life Don Black (1996)
  • Call My Bluff (1997)

Albums

  • Tell Me on a Sunday (1980)
  • Won't Change Places (1981)
  • I'm Not That Kind Of Girl (1982)
  • Song and Dance (1982)
  • Encore (1985)
  • Always There (1986)
  • Gershwin (1987)
  • Performance (1989)
  • Evita (1995)
  • Marti Webb Sings Gershwin: The Love Songs (1998)
  • Limelight (2003)

An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ...

Compilation albums

  • The Album (1992)
  • If You Leave Me Now (1995)
  • Love Of My Life (199?)

(All of these compilations feature the same tracks from Webb's 1985 album Encore, but in a different order on each CD). A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
PGATOUR.com - Webb makes history with British Open victory (608 words)
It was the sixth major championship in four years for Webb, who won the British Open in her rookie season of 1995 and again in 1997.
Webb said she was inspired by playing Turnberry, a course that's on the rotation for the men's British Open.
Webb had to get past a large group of young rivals to win her sixth career major.
ALPG - Latest News (721 words)
It was an Aussie Quinella as Karrie Webb captured her sixth major Championship at Turnberry today, firing a final round six under par 66 to finish two shots ahead of fellow Australian Michelle Ellis, and Spanish star Paula Marti.
Webb demonstrated a ruthless display of iron play and putting during the final round of the £1,000,000 (AUD $3,000,000) Weetabix Women’s British Open as she came from three shots back to cruise to her sixth major championship victory and third British Open title on the venerable links at Turnberry.
Marti promised to “go deep” during the final round and the affable Spaniard showed infinite patience during the tough early conditions, rattling off seven straight pars before finishing her front nine with a birdie, birdie flourish.
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