The Late Movies: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Hits

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Love him or hate him, Andrew Lloyd Webber is our modern-day musical impresario. Though he's famous for musicals like Cats and Phantom of the Opera, Lloyd Webber is the brains behind 19 musicals all together. With seven Tony Awards, four Grammys, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe, he's one of the award-winningest talents of Broadway. In honor of his 65th birthday, here are six of his most spectacular songs.

"Love is Here" from The Likes of Us

Based on the true story of Thomas John Barnardo, this musical was Andrew Lloyd Webber's first collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice.

"Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Yes, that is Donny Osmond. He starred in the 1999 film version of this Broadway show, which was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly.

"Superstar" from Jesus Christ Superstar

This rock opera follows the last week of Jesus Christ's life.

"Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" from Evita

Madonna starred in the film version of the show which chronicled the life of Eva Perón. It won both the Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award for Best Musical.

"Memory" from Cats

Arguably one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history, Cats was performed 7485 times before closing.

Theme Song from The Phantom of the Opera

In 1986, Lloyd Webber collaborated on the music and book for this award-winning musical which follows the story of a beautiful singer who becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius.

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