Sarah Brightman – British singer, songwriter, and actress
Sarah Brightman was born on 14 August 1960 in a small town of Berkhamsted, not far from London. She attended art and ballet schools since childhood. When Sarah was just three years old, she started performing at local music festivals. When she turned 12, Brightman landed two roles in the play I And Albert at the Piccadilly theater.
Sarah started singing when she was 14 years old. At 18, she joined a music group Hot Gossip. Her performance with the band gave a jump-start to the musician’s career. The song “I Lost my Heart to a Starship Trooper” climbed to the 6th spot of the UK Singles Chart. The band’s following songs weren’t as successful. So Brightman left the group and tried classical music. In 1981, she appeared in Cats. The musical’s composer was Andrew Lloyd Webber. In 1984, Sarah and Andrew got married.
In 1985, Brightman starred in Requiem alongside Placido Domingo. The role brought the young singer a Grammy Award for Best New Classical Artist.
In 1986, Lloyd Webber worked on The Phantom Of The Opera. He created a special role for his wife. The part brought Sarah another prestigious nomination for the Drama Desk Award.
In 1988, the singer released her debut LP, Early One Morning. It was a collection of folklore songs. The album didn’t make it into the charts.