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Andrew Lloyd Webber

(b. 1948) English composer


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(b London, 1948).

Eng. composer. With Tim Rice (b 1944) as librettist, comp. highly successful musicals, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968), Jesus Christ Superstar (1970), and Evita (1976). Wrote Jeeves (1975) on text by Alan Ayckbourn, Variations (1978) for vc. and jazz ens. (for brother Julian Lloyd Webber), musical Cats based on poems by T. S. Eliot (1981), Song and Dance (1983), Starlight Express (1984), Phantom of the Opera (1986), Aspects of Love (1989), Sunset Boulevard (1993), Whistle Down the Wind (1996, rev. 1998), The Beautiful Game (2000), The Woman in White (2004), and Requiem, sop., ten., treble, ch., orch. (1984). Also film music, incl. The Odessa File (1974). Knighted 1992. Life peer 1997.

Subjects: Music.


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