Maker of successful stage musicals, including Les Miserables and Phantom from the Opera, both which became successful films. He was a stagehand in the Theater Royal, Drury Street, rising to greatly help manage the stage in a number of touring productions. His profession took off using the 1981 creation of Pet cats despite critical question that such a topic would be attractive to viewers. His younger sibling Robert was also a maker. He and Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up for three from the longest-running productions in theatre background: The Phantom from the Opera, Les Miserables, and Pet cats. Both men had been also controversial among theater fans.