The arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar stars Ben Forster as Jesus, comedian Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, former Spice Girl, Melaine C as Mary Magdalene, and BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles as King Herod. The new performance adds up-to-date technology such as iPhones and Twitter to the 1970’s musical.
Lloyd Webber fronts primetime TV show, Superstar, which gives the UK public the chance to decide who will play the starring role of Jesus in an upcoming arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Lloyd Webber causes controversy with a series of comments about Eurovision in a Radio Times interview:
I don’t think there’s any point in beating around the bush. I saw no black faces on the program. I was questioned by the press over Jade Even’s race, and I think, we would have placed second, but there’s a problem when you go further east. If you’re talking about Western Europe, it’s fine, but Ukraine, not so good.
Phantom of the Opera overtakes Cats for the record of longest running production, playing it’s 10,000th show on Broadway.
Love Never Dies is Lloyd Webber’s attempt at a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, set in 1907, approximately 10 years after the original Phantom. In the sequel, Christine is invited to perform in a new attraction in Coney Island. She travels to Brooklyn unaware that it is the Phantom that arranged her appearance.
Lloyd Webber announces that, as a result of having is prostate surgically removed, he is cancer-free. However, as a result, he says he can never have sex again:
I’m a ladies’ man who can never make love. I’m resigned to that.
Lloyd Webber is named to be a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, being recognized for his outstanding contribution to American performing arts.
Lloyd Webber is ranked by the Sunday Times Rich List as the 87th richest man in Britain with an estimated £100 million fortune.
The Likes of Us is performed for the first time at Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival.
One of Lloyd Webber’s shortest lived shows, The Woman in White, premieres in London. It runs for 19 months in London’s West End and only three months on Broadway.
Starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and Minnie Driver, Phantom of the Opera is released as a feature film. The film is produced and co-written by Lloyd Webber:
The film looks and sounds fabulous and I think it’s an extraordinarily fine document of the stage show. While it doesn’t deviate much from the stage material, the film has given it an even deeper emotional center. It’s not based on the theater visually or direction-wise, but it’s still got exactly the same essence. And that’s all I could have hoped for.
Starring Elaine Paige and John Mills, Cats is released as a straight-to-video feature film.
Based on the 1961 film, Lloyd Webber teams up with rocker Tim Steinman, Meat Loaf, and Bonnie Tyler for Whistle Down the Wind. Originally premiering in Washington, the production is most noticable for the number one hit, No Matter What.
Evita wins a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for You Must Love Me at the 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Madonna breaks the Guinness World Record for Most Costume Changes in a Film. In Evita, Madonna changes costumes 85 times – which includes 39 hats, 45 pairs of shoes, and 56 pairs of earrings. The record was previously held by Elizabeth Taylor for the 1963 film, Cleopatra, which had 65 costume changes.
Starring Madonna, Antonio Benderas, and Jonathan Price, Evita is released as a feature film.
Isabella Aurora Lloyd Webber is born to Lloyd Webber and third-wife Madeleine Gurdon.
Evita wins an Oscar for Best Original Song, You Must Love Me at the 68th Annual Academy Awards.
Sunset Boulevard wins two Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score at the 49th Annual Tony Awards.
Sunset Boulevard wins 7 awards at the 49th Annual Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Queen Elizabeth makes Lloyd Webber a life-peer as Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton in the County of Hampshire. His proper title is Lord Lloyd-Webber, the title is hyphenated though the name is not. He sits as a conservative member of the House of Lords.
William Richard Lloyd Webber is born to Andrew Lloyd Webber and third-wife Madeleine Gurdon.
Based on the critically acclaimed movie, Lloyd Webber creates Sunset Boulevard. In spite of the shows popularity and extensive run in London’s West End, it lost money due to the sheer expense of production.
Lloyd Webber is asked to write a song for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and composes Amigos Para Siempre – Friends for Life. Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras perform the song live.
Lloyd Webber marries Madeleine Gurdon in Westminster.
Lloyd Webber is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England to become Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Lloyd Webber wins the Grammy Legend Award at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards for his career-long influence on performing arts.
Lloyd Webber and Brightman announce their divorce publicly.
Featuring several songs from the Queen’s birthday musical, Cricket, Lloyd Webber releases Aspects of Love. The aspects refer to the several types of love present in the play: the love between siblings, couples, parents and children, and hints of same-sex attraction. The musical ran in London for four years and only seven months on Broadway.
Phantom of the Opera wins a Tony for Best Musical at the 42nd Annual Tony Awards.
Inspired by the 1911 Gaston Leroux novel, Lloyd Webber premiers Phantom of the Opera, in which a gorgeous woman becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. Lloyd Webber writes the lead role of Christine for this then-wife, Sarah Brightman.
Lloyd Webber reunites with Rice one last time to compose a musical for Queen Elizabeth’s 60th birthday, Cricket (Hearts and Wickets). It premieres in the palace for the Queen’s birthday and is not recorded or performed elsewhere.
Webber wins the Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition for Lloyd Webber: Requiem.
Requiem wins a Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition at the 28th Annual Grammy Awards.
Webber wins the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album for Cats (Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording).
Lloyd Webber and Hugill publicly announce their finalized divorce.
Cats wins two awards at the 37th Annual Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Cats wins a Grammy for Best Cast Show Album at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards.
With no lyrical help, Lloyd Webber turns to the poetry of T.S. Elliot to compose the score of the longest running London musical, Cats. The p[roduction ran for 21 years in London and 18 in Broadway before closing.
Webber wins the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album for Evita – Premier American Recording.
Evita wins two awards at the 34th Annual Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Evita wins a Grammy for Best Cast Show Album at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Nicholas Lloyd Webber is born to Andrew Lloyd Webber and first wife, Sarah Hugill.
Lloyd Webber and Rice collaborate once again to write Evita, a musical based on the life of Eva Peron. The song Don’t Cry for Me Argentina became a hit single and the musical was staged at the Prince Edward Theatre, directed by Harold Prince starring Elaine Paige.
Imogen Lloyd Webber is born to Lloyd Webber and first wife, Sarah Hugill.
Andrew and brother Julian Lloyd Webber collaborate on a classical and rock fusion album, Variations. Andrew chose the theme of Paganini’s 24th caprice and added 23 variations for cello and a rock band.
Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson are nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for their portrayals of Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot in the 1973 film adaptation of “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
Jesus Christ Superstar is adapted for film and directed by Norman Jewison, starring Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman and Barry Dennen.
Lloyd Webber marries Sarah Hugill in Westminster.
Jesus Christ Superstar opens in London as a rock-opera loosely based on the Gospel’s accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with the preparation of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion.