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Prince, Harold

Harold Prince directed the premiere productions of SHE LOVES ME, CABARET, COMPANY, FOLLIES, CANDIDE, PACIFIC OVERTURES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SWEENEY TODD, EVITA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PARADE and BOUNCE. He also helmed the much-acclaimed 1993 revival of SHOW BOAT. Before becoming a director, Mr. Prince’s productions included THE PAJAMA GAME, DAMN YANKEES, WEST SIDE STORY, 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. He recently was represented by a national tour of EVITA, put on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Las Vegas in 2006 at the Venetian Hotel. 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 Theater 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 Medal of Arts for the year 2000 from President Clinton for a career spanning more than 40 years, in which “he changed the nature of the American musical.” The recipient of 20 Tony Awards, he was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree.

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      The birthday of Broadway director and producer Harold Prince. Prince directed the 1994 revival of SHOW BOAT, and the premieres of EVITA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LOVEMUSIK, and CABARET. His hit collaborations with Stephen Sondheim include FOLLIES, COMPANY, and SWEENEY TODD.