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. He composed the official themes of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. His setting of the Latin Requiem Mass Requiem contains his famous version of Pie Jesu and won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and in 2006 a unique version of The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas. He pioneered television casting for musical theatre with the Emmy award-winning BBC series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? in 2006. 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. In 2010 he will work with the BBC on a new show to find Dorothy and Toto in the new production of The Wizard of Oz”.
His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys, 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 was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997. Permalink Share