Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre born on 22 March 1947, In London.
He is the son of William Lloyd Webber and Jean Hermione. His parents had been deeply invested in music and had accomplished players themselves. He had one younger brother Julian Lloyd Webber.
In 1971 to 1983, He married to Sarah Hugill until their divorced. They had two children. In 1984, He married Sarah Brightman, A singer. They divorced in 1990. In 1991, He married Madeleine Gurdon. They have three children.
In 1965, He attended Westminster School as a Queen’s Scholar and later enrolled at Magdalen College in Oxford to study history but dropped out in 1965 to study musical theatre at the Royal College of Music.
In 1965, He collaborated with Tim Rice to produce The Likes of Us, a musical on Thomas John Barnado. Despite the good score, The project failed to take off and had not been publicly performed until 2005. In 1967, the duo had commissioned by Alan Doggett to write a piece for the school choir. The result was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, inspired by various genres. In 1972, Their debut musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat had expanded into a full-length stage performance and was performed in the West End. In 1981, He worked on Cats, A musical based on T. S. Eliot’s poems. That went on to become the largest working musical in London and ran for 21 years. That also created a record run on Broadway with 18 years. In 1984, He wrote Starlight Express. In 1985, He wrote Requiem Mass, for that he won a Grammy Award in 1986. Later he wrote Aspects of Love, Which was based on David Garnett’s story. In 2004, His production The Woman in White opened at the Palace Theatre and later at Broadway. In 2008, He became a Judge in the talent show I’d Do Anything. He also featured in American Idol as a mentor to the finalists. In March 2018, He published his memoir titled Unmasked.
- His birth name is Baron Lloyd-Webber.
- In 1991, Webber became the first and only composer to have 6 productions running in London’s West End at the same time.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1997, He received the Academy Awards for Best Music.
- In 1997, He received a Golden Globe award.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Andrew Lloyd Webber, We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.