Andrew
Lloyd Webber

When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway last year, Andrew Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently. Other musicals he has composed include Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Love Never Dies.

His production of
School of Rock is the first British musical to have world premiered on Broadway. He has co-produced his own shows including Cats and The Phantom of the Opera and as a solo producer he presented the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams which introduced the double Oscar winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage. Other productions include the Olivier Award-winning Daisy Pulls It Off and La Bete, the record breaking Palladium production of The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz

He owns seven West End Theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Palladium and The Other Palace which provides a unique London home for new musicals in development.

He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.
His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu. He was knighted in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997. 

To mark his 70th birthday his autobiography
Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.

It seems there is nothing Andrew Lloyd Webber can’t do. Besides his feats as a composer and creator of musicals, this memoir proves that he can write stylish and witty prose too.

Lynn Barber
Sunday Times on Unmasked

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What marks this [autobiography] out is his tireless devotion to asides, gossip, music and theatrical detail. His is an authentic voice, the real deal.

Ann Treneman
The Times on Unmasked