Who am I?

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    • I was born on 22 March 1948 in South Kensington, London, UK.
    • The foundationStiftungfoundation bearing my name is one of the most important charitykaritative Organisationcharities supporting the arts in the UK.
    • By the age of three, I could play both the piano and the violin.
    • I composed my first musical at age 13.
    • I have five children: two from my first marriage and three from my third.
    • I have openly criticized the way in which the UK government is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and the impactAuswirkung(en)impact it has had on the theatre industryhier: Brancheindustry. I find the current model “completely untenableunhaltbaruntenable”.
    • I have received numerous awards, including a Globen Globe, an Oscar and three Grammys.
    • My net worth(Rein-)Vermögennet worth is £740 million (€865 million).
    • In my opinion, “Some Enchanted Evening”, in Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein’s South Pacific, “is the greatest song ever written for a musical”.
    • I am known for my sb. has a short fuse | fusebei jmdm. brennt leicht die Sicherung durch | Sicherungshort fuse in the theatre world. Poor acoustics in theatres are often the cause of my angry outburstWutanfallangry outbursts.
    • My theatre company — Really Useful Group — owns seven London theatres.
    • In 1965, I met buddingangehendbudding songwriter Tim Rice. We co-wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1968.
    • My musical The Phantom of the Opera has been translated into 13 languages.
    • My first internationally successful musical was the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, which to premiereuraufgeführt werden, Premiere habenpremiered on Broadway in 1971.
    • My last major collaborationZusammenarbeitcollaboration with Rice was in 1978, on the musical Evita.
    • In 1981, my musical Cats opened at the New London Theatre. It had a runSpieldauerrun of 21 years in London’s West End.
    • In 1992, I to release sth.etw. herausbringenreleased the single “Tetris” under the pseudonym of Doctor Spin. It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
    • I was to be knightedzum Ritter geschlagen werdenknighted in 1992. I now have the right to sit in the House of Lords.
    • I am a big fan of Ed Sheeran’s music.
    • In 2015, my production of School of Rock premiered on Broadway

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