Imogen Lloyd Webber

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Imogen Lloyd Webber
Born
Imogen Anne Lloyd Webber

(1977-03-31) 31 March 1977 (age 42)
ResidenceNew York City
NationalityBritish
Alma materQueen's College, London
Girton College, Cambridge
OccupationAuthor, broadcaster
Known forWriting, broadcasting
Parent(s)Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sarah Hugill
RelativesWilliam Lloyd Webber
(paternal grandfather)
Julian Lloyd Webber
(paternal uncle)
Nick Lloyd Webber
(brother)

Imogen Anne Lloyd Webber (born 31 March 1977) is a British broadcaster and author. She is the daughter of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his first wife, Sarah Hugill. Her mother remarried in 1985 in Kensington and Chelsea, London.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lloyd Webber was educated at Queen's College, London and Girton College, Cambridge, where she studied Modern Political History, specialising in the role of worldwide intelligence agencies and their impact on our times.[2][3]

Her non-fiction book, The Single Girl's Guide, was published by Summersdale in the United Kingdom in April 2007, and as The Single Girl's Survival Guide by Skyhorse Publishing in the US in October 2007 and again in February 2011. She later adapted it into a screenplay for film producer Lloyd Levin.[2]

The Twitter Diaries: 2 Cities, 1 Friendship, 140 Characters, a fiction e-book that Lloyd Webber co-wrote with Georgie Thompson, debuted on 21 May 2012. It is written as a conversation on Twitter, using the 140-character limitation. The book was inspired by Thompson and Lloyd Webber meeting at a party hosted by Piers Morgan and developing a friendship over Twitter.[4][5] It was later released in paperback form in the UK and North America.[6]

In June 2016 St. Martin's Press published Lloyd Webber's The Intelligent Conversationalist: 31 Cheat Sheets That Will Show You How to Talk to Anyone About Anything, Anytime.[7][8][9]

Lloyd Webber now lives in New York City where she is a contributor for Broadway.com, People Now's Royal Correspondent and Vice President of The Musical Company. She was brought in by ABC News as a contributor to cover the 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on multiple platforms and shows including for the full six-hour live broadcast on Good Morning America.[10][11] She hosted Tony Awards specials for Broadway.com/CBS in 2016, 2017 (winning a New York Emmy) and 2018.[12][13][14][15]

Formerly a contributor for MSNBC, she was regularly seen on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network as a political commentator with a global perspective – and "Liberal" slant on topics as wide-ranging from Afghanistan to entertainment.[2][3] She was a frequent guest on the Fox News late-night panel show Red Eye and a panellist, along with Imus' longtime producer Bernard McGuirk, on the Imus in the Morning radio show, which aired on 77WABC in New York City, and was syndicated around the nation.

She produced Touched… For The Very First Time, written by Zoe Lewis, directed by Douglas Rintoul and starring Sadie Frost at the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End in 2009.[6][16]

In January 2018, Lloyd Webber, along with Sierra Boggess, participated in a gala performance for the 30th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and publicly interviewed her father for the first time.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 31 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Imogen Lloyd Webber. "Biography". Imogen Lloyd Webber. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b Cohen, Stefanie (18 July 2011). "Andrew Lloyd Webber's daughter Imogen Lloyd Webber building her own career in NYC". New York Post. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Bloomsbury acquires Twitter e-book". The Bookseller. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ Susannah Butter (21 May 2012). "The Twitter Diaries: Think Bridget Jones tries social networking | Lifestyle". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b Webber, Imogen Lloyd. "Imogen Lloyd Webber » Biography". imogenlloydwebber.com.
  7. ^ Rockett, Darcel. "A guide to sounding smart in any situation". Chicago Tribune.
  8. ^ MacDonald, Elizabeth (10 June 2016). "A New Book That Will Make You Sound Smart". foxbusiness.com.
  9. ^ Long, Stephanie Topacio. "9 Quick Tips For Talking To Anyone About Anything". bustle.com.
  10. ^ Desk, TV News. "ABC News Announces Special Coverage of the Royal Wedding With a Five-Hour Special Edition of GOOD MORNING AMERICA".
  11. ^ "Imogen Lloyd Webber – The Rights Factory". therightsfactory.com.
  12. ^ "We've Teamed Up With CBS to Bring You Broadway.com Presents At the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber". broadway.com.
  13. ^ "Broadway.com & CBS Join Forces for Tony Awards Wrap-Up Special". broadway.com.
  14. ^ "Broadway.com Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber Wins New York Emmy Award".
  15. ^ "Broadway.com Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber to Air Coast to Coast Tony Weekend".
  16. ^ Espiner, Mark (16 February 2009). "What to say about ... Touched for the Very First Time". the Guardian.
  17. ^ Gans, Andrew (24 January 2018). "Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Celebrates 30th Anniversary January 24". Playbill. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

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