Andrew Webber is a legend when it comes to being one of the most creative musical composer for Broadway shows. His talents in music composition is so unique that very few were able to reach the heights he attained in music.
Andrew gives back to the society via supporting many foundations for health related issues such as AIDs, prostrate cancer and many more.
Andrew Webber Profile
- Full Name: Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Age: 72 years
- Nationality: British
- State of Origin: London
- State of Residence: Hampshire
- Marital Status: married
- Occupation: Composer, songwriter, theatre director, television personality and a businessman.
Andrew Webber Age
Andrew was born into a musical family on the 22nd of March, 1948 at Kensington, London, England. Andrew’s brother, Julian Lloyd Webber is also into music and is well known as an expert in playing solo cellos.
Andrew’s father William Lloyd Webber (a composer and organist) and his mother, Jean Johnstone (a violinist and pianist) were his inspiration to music.
Andrew Webber Education
Andrew Webber studied at Westminster School and advanced it by studying history at Magdalen College, Oxford.
After a term at Magdalen College, Andrew dropped out to follow his passion for music and enrolled in Royal College of Music to study musical theatre.
Andrew Webber Career
Andrew had the advantage of being exposed to classical music by his family members and he loved every moment of it. Andrew’s early exposure to music guided him into composing his own song at the age of six.
At the age of 17, Andrew came in contact with Tim Rice a songwriter and they collaborated together. Most of Andrew outstanding music includes, “The Likes of Us” (1965), “Joseph” and “The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (1968).
Others are “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1970), “Jeeves” (1975), “Evita” (1976) and “Tell Me on a Sunday” (1979).
In 1981 to 1998 Andrew composed another sets of amazing music such as “Cats”, “Song and Dance” and “Starlight Express”. During the same interval he also composed “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Aspects of Love”, “Sunset Boulevard” and “Whistle Down the Wind”.
In the early 2000’s Andrew composed “The Beautiful Game” and “The Woman in White”. In 2010 he composed ” Love Never Dies”.
In 2011, Andrew directed “The Wizard of Oz” at Palladium Theatre on the 1st of March and others such as Stephen Ward in 2013 and School of Rock in 2015.
Andrew is also into theatre operations and owns one in London, called the “Really Useful Group”. Andrew being an influential figure is into charitable deeds by supporting many health foundations for cancer and AIDs.
Andrew started off his own foundation in 1992 and called it “Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation”. This foundation contributes to the British culture.
Andrew Webber Relationship
Andrew was married to Sarah Hugill on 24th of July, 1971.They had two children, Imogen Lloyd Webber (daughter) and Nicholas Lloyd Webber (son).
His marriage with Sarah Hugill ended on the 14th of November, 1983 via divorced. He was remarried to a singer, Sarah Brightman on 22nd of March, 1984 in Hampshire and divorced on 3rd of January, 1990.
Andrew tied the knot with Madeleine Gurdon in Westminster on 9th of February, 1991. Their union is blessed with three children, two sons and one daughter, Alastair Adam Lloyd Webber (son), William Richard Lloyd Webber (son), Isabella Aurora Lloyd Webber (daughter).
Andrew’s third wife, Madeleine pioneer the Watership Down Stud in 1992 which led to 1996 expansion of their equestrian holdings by purchasing Kiltinan Castle Stud near Fethard in County Tipperary, Ireland.
Andrew Webber Achievement
Andrew Webber has contributed a lot to the British culture via arts and has received a lot of awards for his contributions.
Andrew Webber was Knighted as the Knight of Bachelor in the 1992 Birthday Honours for services to the arts.
Andrew has received the Emmy Award, Grammy Awards four times, Oscar awards, Tony Awards six times, Golden Globe awards, Best Original Song in 1996.
He has also received Olivier Awards, Society of London Theatre Special Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, Ivor Novello Awards fourteen times, Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993.
He was awarded the Praemium Imperiale in 1995, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 1995, American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2009.
Andrew Webber was appointed as the Member of the House of Lords In office from 25 February 1997 – 17 October 2017.
Andrew Webber Net Worth
Andrew Webber has an estimated net worth of £820 million.