Lloyd Webber, who is currently represented on Broadway with The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and School of Rock The Musical, said his schedule is not compatible with the demands of the House of Lords, which is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Tony-winning composer was given the honor in 1997.
Lloyd Weber sent a letter to the Conservative chief whip, which stated, “I have been privileged to be a member of the house for 20 years and resign with a heavy heart, but in the knowledge that what is expected from a member today is very different from what it was when I joined the house in 1997.
“I have a work schedule stretching ahead of me that is the busiest of my career to date. This means it would be impossible for me to regularly vote or properly consider the vitally important issues that the House of Lords will face as a consequence of Brexit.”
About his replacement, Lloyd Webber said, “I feel my place should be taken by someone who can devote the time to the House of Lords that the current situation dictates.”
Lloyd Webber's autobiography, which is titled Unmasked, is scheduled to be released in March 2018.