Andrew Lloyd Webber

(1948 - )

British

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of  The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, The Woman in White and Love Never Dies.  He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File, and a setting of the Latin Requiem Mass Requiem
   
In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and, in 2006,  a unique spectacular version of the show  in Las Vegas.   His new musical  Love Never Dies,  which continues the story of The Phantom and Christine,  opened at  London’s Adelphi Theatre in March this year.
 
He pioneered television casting for musical theatre with the Emmy award-winning BBC series  How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?.   He repeated his success with Any Dream Will Do which cast the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and in 2008 he cast the musical Oliver!  for the BBC.   This year in the BBC series Over The Rainbow he has cast Danielle Hope in the role of Dorothy for his new theatrical production of The Wizard of Oz which will open at the London Palladium in 2011.
 
His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys, the Praemium Imperiale,  the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and The Kennedy Center Honor.
 
He currently owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the London Palladium.
 
He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.   
 
 
June 2010

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