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Andrew Lloyd Webber Biography

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Born: 1948/03/22
Birth Place: Kensington, London, England
Genres: Cast Recordings/Cabaret, Classical/Opera, Soundtracks

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is an English composer of musical theatre. Lloyd Webber has achieved great popular success in musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway.

He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honors, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from the British Government for services to Music, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006.

Several of his songs, notably “The Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “I Don't Know How to Love Him” from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Don't Cry for Me, Argentina” and “You Must Love Me” from “Evita,” “Any Dream Will Do” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Memory” from “Cats” have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals.

His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. Producers in several parts of the U.K. have staged productions, including national tours, of the Lloyd Webber musicals under license from the Really Useful Group