Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber Kt. (born 22 March 1948) is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. He is the creator of the musical Cats.
Read Lloyd Webber's own words on Cats:
- "Up up up to the Heaviside Layer", from Cats: The Book of the Musical (1983)
- "The Making of Cats", from the Broadway revival souvenir program (2016).
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 honours, 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 have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, 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.
Andrew Lloyd Webber was knighted by Elizabeth II in 1992.
In 1997, Elizabeth II created him a life peer as Baron Lloyd-Webber, of Sydmonton in the County of Hampshire. He sits as a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
- 1996 – Best Original Song for "You Must Love Me" from Evita (award shared with Sir Tim Rice)
One nomination for Best Original Song Score and Adaptation: 1973 motion picture Jesus Christ Superstar
One nomination for Best Original Song: "Learn to Be Lonely" from the 2004 motion picture The Phantom of the Opera .
- 1997 – Best Original Song for "You Must Love Me" from Evita (award shared with Sir Tim Rice)
Plus one nomination for Best Original Song: "Learn to Be Lonely" from the 2004 motion picture The Phantom of the Opera.
- 1980 – Best Cast Show Album for Evita
- 1983 – Best Cast Show Album for Cats
- 1986 – Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for Requiem
- 1990 – Grammy Legend Award
- 1980 – Best Musical for Evita
- 1980 – Best Original Score for Evita(award shared with Sir Tim Rice)
- 1983 – Best Musical for Cats
- 1983 – Best Original Score for Cats
- 1988 – Best Musical for The Phantom of the Opera
- 1995 – Best Musical for Sunset Boulevard
- 1995 – Best Original Score for Sunset Boulevard
- 1981 - Best Musical for Cats