Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948 and grew up in a musical home in South Kensington, England. His father, William Southcombe Lloyd Webber, was professor of theory and composition at the Royal College of Music in England, where his mother, Jean, was a singer and violinist. His brother Julian is a world-class concert cellist.
In 1965, he met Tim Rice, who would be his collaborator on his first successes, and began writing for the theatre. In 1972, Andrew married Sara Hugill, with whom he had two children. They were later divorced, and Andrew married Sarah Brightman in 1984. This marriage also ended, and in 1991 Andrew married his third wife, Madeleine. They are currently married with three children.
Besides his many stage compositions, Lloyd Webber has also written film scores, pop songs, a requiem, and is the owner of the Really Useful Company, which, along with producing shows, also owns many of the West End's theatres. Among his many achievements are seven Tony Awards, three Grammys, five Oliviers, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. He was the first person to have three different shows playing in New York and London. He was knighted in 1992, and in 1997 was named Lord Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton.
Some of my favourite Andrew Lloyd Webber sites: