Q & Andy: Andrew Lloyd Webber


The undisputed king of Broadway—whose 50-year contribution to the world of musical theater has netted him seven Tony Awards, three Grammys, and an Oscar—recounts all the good, the bad, and the jazzy in his new memoir, Unmasked. Before the book’s release, the London-based feline enthusiast submitted to some questions from the writings of Warhol.

ANDY WARHOL: When do you get nervous?

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: Whenever I watch any of my shows.

WARHOL: What are you most proud of?

WEBBER: My Turkish Van cat, Mika.

WARHOL: What did you have for breakfast?

WEBBER: My pet bantam Loulou’s eggs.

WARHOL: Where do you eat in New York?

WEBBER: La Grenouille.

WARHOL: Do you go out at night?

WEBBER: Do you think I’m a vampire?

WARHOL: What was your first job?

WEBBER: Still unemployed.

WARHOL: Is there anything you regret not doing?

WEBBER: I regret not buying an Andy Warhol “Marilyn” for $15,000.

WARHOL: What do you think about love?

WEBBER: Love Never Dies.

WARHOL: What do you think about American kids?

WEBBER: Like all kids, no child is ever born to hate.

WARHOL: Have you been to the White House?

WEBBER: A few times, but I’ve not been asked recently.

WARHOL: What are your beauty secrets?

WEBBER: I want my money back.

WARHOL: Why can’t it just be magic all the time?

WEBBER: Because you have to learn the tricks.

WARHOL: What’s your favorite movie?

WEBBER: South Pacific.

WARHOL: How many hotels have you been kicked out of?

WEBBER: Sadly, I’m not a rock star.

WARHOL: Do you dance at home?

WEBBER: I’m still trying to master “The Loco-motion.”