Andrew Lloyd Webber

Composer, Producer, Executive
Music that transcended the ages was Andrew Lloyd Webber's gift to the world. A musical genius, Webber composed some of the most visually stunning and lushly orchestrated stage productions that enjoyed universal ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1948 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (25)

Rio 2 2014 (Movie)

("Memory") (Song)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 2011 (Movie)

("Memory") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Memory") (Song)

Post Grad 2009 (Movie)

("Memory") (Song)

Match Point 2005 (Movie)

("I Believe My Heart from The Woman in White") (Music)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

("What's The Buzz") (Song)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("Superstar (from 'Jesus Christ Superstar')") (Song)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

Original Stage Orchestrations (Original Music)

School of Rock 2003 (Movie)

("Memory") (Song)

Jesus Christ Superstar 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Charlotte Church: Voice of an Angel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Sarah Brightman: One Night in Eden 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Michael Crawford in Concert 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

("With One Look") (Song)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Odessa File 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Gumshoe 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Jesus (TV Show)

Song

Tell Me on a Sunday (TV Show)

Music
Actor (22)

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Any Dream Will Do 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 Brit Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'd Do Anything 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert for Diana 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Andrew Lloyd Webber 50th Birthday Celebration 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Story 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Andrew Lloyd Webber Talking With David Frost 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Living Legends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Music By Richard Rodgers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Tribute to Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

By Jeeves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Producer

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

Requiem 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cats 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (2)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

(from stage musical:"The Phantom of the Opera") (Source Material)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Music that transcended the ages was Andrew Lloyd Webber's gift to the world. A musical genius, Webber composed some of the most visually stunning and lushly orchestrated stage productions that enjoyed universal acceptance and commercial success. An unstoppable force throughout his decades-long career, Webber was rewarded with an incalculable number of awards including Tonys, Grammys, and International Emmys, among others, for his extensive body of work - not just on stage but also in film and on television. He first shot to fame with the high-energy musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (1968); the musical prelude to the numerous successful collaborations he enjoyed with lyricist Tim Rice. Webber kept up the tempo with the groundbreaking rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1971) before mesmerizing audiences worldwide with the sweeping ballads and eclectic melodies found in the biopic "Evita" (1978). In 1981, Webber cranked up the volume and wrote the music for the eye-popping production "Cats," one of the longest-running international musicals. It was all a build-up to his most extravagant stage musical, "The Phantom of the Opera" (1986), a haunting love story that captured the hearts of millions worldwide, due to its breathtaking stage design, lavish costumes and piercingly beautiful music that could only have come from Webber's magical imagination. Webber's influence was very much felt in the industry. In 2010, he unveiled the West End production of "Love Never Dies," the much-anticipated sequel to "Phantom," which proved a strong testament to his enduring music legacy.

Relationships

Jean Hermione Lloyd Webber

Mother

Isabella Aurora Lloyd Webber

Daughter
Born April 30, 1996 mother, Madeleine Gurdon

Alastair Adam Lloyd Webber

Son
Born May 3, 1992 mother, Madeleine Gurdon

William Richard Lloyd Webber

Son
Born August 24, 1993 mother, Madeleine Gurdon

Sarah Brightman Actor

Wife
Met while Brightman was performing in "Cats" Married March 22, 1984 He cast her in the lead role in "The Phantom of the Opera" (1986) Divorced Jan. 3, 1990

Viola Crosby

Aunt

Madeleine Gurdon

Wife
Married Feb. 9, 1991

Sarah Hugill

Wife
Met when Hugill was 16 years old Married July 24, 1972 Divorced Nov. 14, 1983; later married magazine executive Jeremy Norris July 1985

William Webber

Father
Former director of the London College of Music died 1982

Imogen Webber

Daughter
Born July 24, 1972 mother, Sarah Hugill

Nicholas Webber

Son
Born July 2, 1979 mother, Sarah Hugill

Julian Webber

Brother
Born in 1951

EDUCATION

Westminster School

London , England

Royal College of Music

1966

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 1966

University of Oxford

Oxford , England 1965
Studied at Magdalen College at Oxford; took sabbatical after one semester; never returned

Milestones

2006

Produced the London revival of the stage musical, "The Sound of Music"

2004

Produced the film adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera"; film earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Webber received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Original Song "Learn to be Lonely"

2002

Produced the stage musical "Bombay Dreams" with Indian composer A. R. Rahman; opened on Broadway in 2004

2000

Revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar" opened on Broadway

2000

Collaborated with Ben Elton on the stage musical, "The Beautiful Game," which opened in London's West End

1996

Re-teamed with Tim Rice for the song "You Must Love Me" for the feature film, "Evita"; directed by Alan Parker and starred Madonna

1993

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1993

Wrote a musical based on Billy Wilder's critically acclaimed movie, "Sunset Boulevard"; had an extensive run in London's West End and opened on Broadway in 1995

1992

With Don Black, wrote the song "Amigos Para Siempre — Friends for Life" for the Barcelona Olympics; performed by ex-wife Sarah Brightman

1989

Wrote the musical, "Aspects of Love," with lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart; original production was directed by Trevor Nunn (had a limited run on Broadway)

1986

Premiered the musical, "The Phantom of the Opera" in London; wrote the part of Christine for his then wife, Sarah Brightman; Lyrics by Charles Hart

1984

Began an 18-year run of "Starlight Express" in London's West End (opened on Broadway in 1987, but had a limited run)

1984

Wrote the poorly received "Requiem," which was first performed at St. Thomas Church in New York

1981

Collaborated with poet T. S. Eliot for "Cats," which opened in London's West End (opened on Broadway in 1982)

1978

Collaborated with his cellist brother Julian on the album, Variations, based on the 24th Caprice by Paganini; main theme is still used as the theme tune for ITV1's long-running "South Bank Show"

1976

Collaborated with Rice once again for "Evita" (transferred to Broadway in 1979)

1975

Had rare failure with musical "Jeeves"; written in collaboration with Alan Ayckbourn; show later re-tooled and produced under the title "By Jeeves"

1973

Norman Jewison directed a film adaptation of Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar"

1972

First West End production, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

1970

First Broadway production, "Jesus Christ Superstar"; lyrics by Tim Rice

1970

First film as composer, "Gumshoe"; directed by Stephen Frears

1968

Commissioned by RCA to write opera based on single, "Jesus Christ Superstar"; enjoyed great success as double album in 1970

1968

Wrote first full-scale musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"; lyrics by Tim Rice

1965

First major collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice, "The Likes of Us," a musical based on the true story of Thomas John Barnardo; was not performed until as recently as 2005

1959

Published first composition, "The Toy Theatre Suite"

Bonus Trivia

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Lloyd Webber was knighted by Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1992.

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In September 2006, Lloyd Webber was named to be a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for his outstanding contribution to American performing arts.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber was diagnosed with prostate cancer, his spokeswoman said on Oct. 25, 2009. The 61-year-old Lloyd Webber's condition is in its early stages, a statement from his publicists said.

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