Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948, in London. His father was the director of the London College of Music, his mother was a piano teacher and his younger brother, Julian, is a renowned cellist, so one might say that he was born with musical blood running through his veins. A true prodigy, early in life Lloyd Webber played the piano, the violin (at age 3) and the French horn, and began writing his own music (at age 6).
Lloyd Webber has created some of the most recognizable Broadway music of all time, from productions of Cats to Evita to The Phantom of the Opera. Along the way he has collected a variety of honors, including knighthood, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar and Kennedy Center recognition. He also formed the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and his theater production company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest operating in London.