Lloyd Webber Eyes Boyle for Stage Role

Could even be Evita lead, originally played by Susan's idol
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 8:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Susan Boyle’s dream might be coming true. The Britain’s Got Talent superstar—who elicited snickers from the audience when she said before her audition that she aspired to be like British stage icon Elaine Paige—has caught the eye of musical theater composer Andrew Lloyd Weber, who is considering giving her a part in one of his shows. Insiders tell the Sun it could be the lead in Evita.

“She is a terrific sport and she’s a great fan of my shows,” said Lloyd Weber, who did not see her original Britain’s Got Talent audition. “If she wanted to be in one, well it could happen. It would have to be the right role. Maybe I know what it could be, but I’m not telling. She’s got a great future.”