Harold Prince


harold prince

Harold Prince directed the premiere productions of CabaretT, the original Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of The Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Pacific Overtures, Evita, Parade and Bounce. Before becoming a director, Mr Prince’s productions included The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Sory, Fiddler On The Roof, Fiorello! And A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

Among the plays he has directed are Hollywood Arms, The Visit, The Great God Brown, End Of The World, Play Memory and his own play, Grandchild Of Kings. Recently he has prepared a new version of The Phantom Of The Opera, which is runningi n Las Vegas. His opera productions have been seen at Lyric opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Vienna Staatsoper and the Theatre Colon in Buenos Aires.

He served as a trustee for the New York Public Library and on the National Council of the Arts of the NEA. He is the recipient of a National Media of Arts for the year 2000 from President Clintom for a career spanning more than 40 years, in which “he changed the nature of the American musical.” In 2010, he received the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Monte Cristo Award. The recipient of 21 Tony Awards, he was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honouree. His newest project, Prince of Broadway, will premiere in the summer of 2013.