I have been a fan of musical theater as long as I can remember. I grew up in a house that always had some cast recording playing – my mother was a big fan. And as long as I can remember I have been a fan of the great Andrew Lloyd Webber and admire him greatly. So I was thrilled to pick up his memoir, Unmasked – A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber, to read his firsthand account of his life and the amazing contributions he has made to musical theater and indeed our popular culture.

About Unmasked – A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber: “One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera—Broadway’s longest running show—and most recently, School of Rock. In Unmasked, written in his own inimitable, quirky voice, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance which brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him.”

I have said it many times before, I love a memoir from a great artist talking about the creative process. Lord Webber is about as great an artist as we have living among us. By the way, some time ask me about the time a very young Lost Cowboy sat next to Lord Webber during the first half of a show in Boston, circa 1990.

Unmasked – A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.