TV & Film
In addition to his many world-famous shows, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s film credits include producing the big-screen version of The Phantom of the Opera in 2004.
He also composed scores for the films Gumshoe and The Odessa File.
A movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar was made in 1973 and Evita was adapted for the big screen in 1996, it was directed by Alan Parker and starred Madonna and Antonia Banderas. A video edition of Cats, released autumn 1998, has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor© Dreamcoat have also been filmed for video.
‘Learn to Be Lonely’, a new song written for the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera, was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2005 Oscars, and ‘You Must Love Me’. a new song written for the Evita movie, took home the Oscar in 1996.
In recent years, Andrew has also become a familiar face to TV viewers across the globe as they follow his search to find the stars of West End productions of The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor© Dreamcoat, Oliver! and The Wizard of Oz.
The TV shows have been a phenomenal success and have had a positive effect on ticket sales across the West End and attracted nationwide attention to the quality work being staged in London theatres. The format has been exported across the world, and shows have already aired in Holland, Germany, and Canada.
Andrew has also appeared as a mentor on Fox’s hit TV show American Idol and in January 2009 he headed up a new BBC TV series Your Country Needs You to create and mentor the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.