Andrew Lloyd Webber
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 and The Woman in White. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File, and a setting of the Latin Requiem Mass Requiem.
He has also produced in the West End and on Broadway not only his own work but the Olivier award-winning plays La Bete and Daisy Pulls It Off. In summer 2002 in London he presented the groundbreaking A R Rahman musical Bombay Dreams.
In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher. In 2006 he oversaw a new production of Evita in London and a unique version of The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas.
He first teamed up with Graham Norton for the hit BBC series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, through which he triumphantly discovered Connie Fisher to star as Maria in The Sound of Music. The series won an International Emmy as well as Broadcast and RTS awards. He repeated its success with Any Dream Will Do with Lee Mead in the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, six Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, an International Emmy, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and the Kennedy Center Honor.
He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.