Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber has created some of the most recognizable Broadway music of all time—from Cats to Evita to The Phantom of the Opera—along the way collecting a variety of honors, including knighthood, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and the Kennedy Center Honors Award. Songs from his musicals have gone on to wide popularity offstage as well, and his theater production company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest operating in London.
Tim Rice has worked in music, theatre and films since 1965 when he met Andrew Lloyd Webber, a fellow struggling songwriter. Rather than pursue Tim’s ambitions to write rock or pop songs they turned their attention to Andrew’s obsession – musical theatre.
Massimo Romeo Piparo
Adaptation and Direction
MASSIMO ROMEO PIPARO, besides several editions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” starring Carl Anderson, Matteo Becucci, Max Gazzè, Mario Venuti, Ivan Cattaneo, Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Pau and his Italian rockband “I Negrita”, Simona Molinari and Shel Shapiro.
After attending University (Physics, Italian Literature) and Conservatory of Music (Composition, Orchestration, Jazz Music and Conducting) he studied Afroamerican Musicology in Siena and eventually specialized in Stage Musical repertory. A former jazz arranger and piano/keyboards player, started working as Assistent MD and then Musical Director, Composer, Orchestrator and Computer Programmer for major stage productions, in Italy, UK and France.
Stage Musicals as Pianist, Composer, Orchestrtor, MD and Computer Programmer include: A Chorus Line, Some Like It Hot, Hello Dolly, Dance!, The Nights of Cabiria, Cats (UK production & Italian production), Saturday Night Fever, Lady Day, My Fair Lady, High Society, Hairspray, Cinderella, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Fame (UK production & Italian production), Hair (French production), Peter Pan, Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage aux Folles, Rinaldo in Campo, The Full Monty, The Sound of Music, Billy Elliot, Il Marchese Del Grillo, Evita, Mamma Mia. Currently MD of the European Tour company of Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Ted Neeley.
Other stage credits: Houdini, M’Accompagno da me, Nights on Broadway, Saturday Night at the Movies. TV credits as MD, Composer, Orchestrator: Sabato Italiano, Garda che Musical!, Skating with the Celebrities, Reality Circus, The Ultimate Mind Quiz, The One and Only, Le Rêve d’un Jour, The Opera Contest, Miss Italy in the World.
Emanuele has been teaching Piano, Pop and Jazz Arranging, Theory, Harmony at the University of Music and Saint Louis College of Music. He is Music Director of the Sistina Academy for young talents and Professor at the Tor Vergata University of Rome teaching Arranging, Sequencing and Virtual Instruments.