Andrew Lloyd Webber is kind of a big deal in the world of musical theater. He’s the composer behind musicals such as School of Rock, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and more.
One of Webber’s most famous musicals is Phantom of the Opera, which opened in 1986 and is still performed in front of audiences all over the world. Today, more than 145 million people have seen the musical.
Back in 1996, Antonio Banderas developed a strong friendship with Webber while working on the film adaptation of Evita, another musical Andrew composed. Banderas, who at the time was known for his work in action movies, played one of the lead roles in Evita, and surprised fans with his musical ability.
But he delighted fans once more when he was asked to sing at “Andrew Lloyd Webber – The Royal Albert Hall Celebration” in honor of the composer’s 50th birthday. But he wasn’t alone. Banderas performed Phantom of the Opera’s title song alongside none other than Sarah Brightman – one of the musical’s original cast members.
From the second he started singing, his powerful voice filled the auditorium. Anyone sitting in the audience surely had goosebumps. His beautiful accent made the already-amazing song that much more entrancing and definitely proved that the actor was so much more than an action star.
Check out the powerful performance in the video below and be sure to share it with your friends!
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