Andrew Lloyd Webber
When Sunset Boulevard joined School Of Rock, Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway in 2017, 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 was 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, and The London Palladium‘s record-breaking productions of The Sound Of Music and The Wizard of Oz. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest production was Cinderella, a romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book by 2021 OSCAR winner Emerald Fennell that premiered at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in 2021.
He owns six West End Theatres including the Cambridge Theatre, Adelphi Theatre (co-owned with the Nederlander Group), the Gillian Lynne Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The London Palladium.
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, the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, 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 bestselling autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation’s principle objective is to promote art, culture and heritage for the public benefit. In 2010, the Foundation embarked on an active grant-giving programme focusing on the enhancement of arts education and participation, improved access and increasing diversity across the arts, culture and heritage sector. It has now awarded grants of £19M to support high-quality training and personal development as well as other projects that make a real difference to enrich the quality of life both for individuals and within local communities.
Really Useful Group
The Really Useful Group is wholly owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and exists to produce, license and promote his shows and music around the globe, whether it is a professional production of The Phantom of the Opera or a school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or School of Rock. The Really Useful Group represent Andrew’s works in theatre, film, television, music publishing and all other forms of licensing.