Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.
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Lloyd Webber has enjoyed great popular success, with several musicals that 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. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992 followed by a peerage, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar, an International Emmy, six Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Several of his songs, notably "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Memory" from Cats, and "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals. His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, now Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton, apparently paid £150,000 in 1978 for the mansion and the 4,000-acre estate. The house is the home of the composer's Picasso and pre-Raphaelite art collection.