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Sarah Brightman

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Sarah Brightman Biography

Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer.

Brightman debuted as a dancer in troupes such as Hot Gossip and later released a string of disco singles. She achieved greater fame as a musical theatre performer and partner of theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, originating several roles, including Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Her 1984 marriage to Lloyd Webber attracted active tabloid coverage. The couple divorced in 1990, effectively ending her musical theatre career. Read Full Bio >>


Sarah Brightman Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1997 RTL Golden Lion Awards Special Award Shared with: Won

Sarah Brightman Trivia

  • Is the oldest of six children.
  • Attended the same school as actor Nigel Havers.
  • Composer (and then soon to be husband), Andrew Lloyd Webber, originally wrote the famous Phantom Of The Opera song "The Music Of The Night" for Sarah. It was originally titled "Married Man" with lyrics by British director Trevor Nunn, and sung at Lloyd Webber's yearly festival in the early 80s. At the time of writing and performing it, Lloyd Webber was still married to his first wife... what a hint!
  • Is still friends with her former "The Phantom of the Opera" stage co-star, Michael Crawford.
  • Her favorite songs are "Blackbird" by The Beatles, "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell, "One" by U2, "Life On Mars" by David Bowie, "Heaven Or Las Vegas" by Cocteau Twins, "We Have All The Time In The World" by Louis Armstrong, "Reckoner" by Radiohead and "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
  • "Time to Say Goodbye" - her first album released in the U.S., debuted at the Billboard Top 200 albums at number seventy-one, ranking a low position for an artist, but a higher position for a Classical music album, however the album peaked at number-one at the Billboard Top Classical Crossovers Albums, generating a reign at the peak for thirty-five consecutive weeks, a record never made by an artist in any other chart.
     


Sarah Brightman Photos

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    Sarah Brightman's "Harem World Tour 2004" - February 19, 2004

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    Sarah Brightman's "Harem World Tour 2004" - February 19, 2004

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    Sarah Brightman's "Harem World Tour 2004" - February 19, 2004

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    Sarah Brightman's "Harem World Tour 2004" - February 19, 2004

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    2008 Musicares Person of the Year Benefit - Arivals

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    2008 Musicares Person of the Year Benefit - Arivals

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