Essay on The Success of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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The Success of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Musical theater is a very difficult profession in which to make a living. Most composers of musicals only create one good musical and are unable to create any more. Not Andrew Lloyd Webber! He is not like any of those composers. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a successful composer due to his variety of appeal to diverse audiences. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer who used rock-based compositions to revitalize British and American musical theater in the late 20th century. Lloyd Webber has had many great hits during his career. He has won numerous awards for his works. Due to his talent, Andrew Lloyd Webber has been asked by many professional soloists and groups to compose music for them. These
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"It was great to get that," says Lloyd Webber, "there were about 30 shows that opened around the same time that The Beautiful Game opened". In 1997, Lloyd Webber won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for "Best Original Song", "You Must Love Me", from Evita. He has also won a total of six Grammy's, five Laurence Oliver awards, four Tony's, four Drama Desk Awards, and since he is only the second composer ever to have three different shows running in two countries, he received the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers' Triple Play Award for Creative Achievement by Bnoi B'rith in New York. These numerous awards are one reason why Andrew Lloyd Webber is a great composer.
Lloyd Webber has been asked by countless famous professional artists and groups as well as organizations to compose songs for them. Menet's Jellicle Haven states that over 150 artists have performed Lloyd Webber's song, "Memory", from Cats. Menet goes on to say that a few of those entertainers that performed "Memory" include Barbara Streisand, Johnny Mathis, and Judy Collins, to The Boston Pops and Liberace. Barry Manilow actually placed the song in the top 40 in the United States. A techno/dance version topped the European charts when Natalie Grant, a European singer, sang it last year. Evita was another big success of Lloyd Webber in which had many big names stared in. Madonna portrayed Evita Peron, and

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