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Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Living Person
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1948
Religion: Agnostic
Occupation: Composer, Author of Non-Fiction, television host, businessman, nobility
Parents: William Lloyd Webber,
Jean Johnstone
Spouse: Sarah Hugill,
Sarah Brightman (both divorced),
Madeleine Gurdon
Children: Five
Political Party: Conservative Party
Political Office: Member of Parliament for House of Lords
Turtledove Appearances:
"The Great White Way"
by Laura Frankos

Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a British composer and impresario of 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. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and "Memory" from Cats.

He has received a number of awards, including a knighthood and peerage from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the Arts, six Tonys, three Grammys (as well as the Grammy Legend Award), an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe, a Brit Award, the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors, the 2008 Classic Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and an Emmy Award.

Lloyd Webber plays in Frankos' work[]

The following plays of Andrew Lloyd Webber are referenced in Laura Frankos' work. Most are crucial to "The Great White Way," and may also be referenced in other stories. Frankos' husband Harry Turtledove may reference these plays on occasion as well.

Andrew Lloyd Webber in "The Great White Way"[]

Andrew Lloyd Webber was Brent Birley's favorite theatrical composer. Trina Hutchinson, Birley's coworker at You Are There, insisted that Webber's plays were simplistic and designed for the masses, while Stephen Sondheim was a master of superior subtlety which most people were not sophisticated enough to understand. The two programmers came up with a challenge to determine which composer would win in a fight. In their off hours, they invented a virtual reality wargame pitting armies of the two composers' characters against each other.

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