Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 21 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were successful outside of their parent musicals, such as "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and "Memory" from Cats. In 2001 The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". The Daily Telegraph ranked him the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" in 2008, with lyricist Don Black writing "Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical."

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Performances & Interviews

Andrew Lloyd Webber Tracks

Sort by

Past BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
Perth, Scone Palace
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Perth, Scone Palace

Latest Andrew Lloyd Webber News

    7 unexpected facts about pop music in Russia
    A lot of Russian pop is fantastic, and the scene there throws up constant surprises...
    10 concept albums that actually make sense
    Song suites, operatic themes and bombastic ideas combine to tell some deeply compelling stories
Back to artist