Artist Bio

Harold Prince

Harold Prince

(Bio as of June 2003)

Mr. Prince directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Parade. Among the plays he has directed are The Great God Brown, The Visit, End Of The World, Play Memory and his own play, Grandchild Of Kings. Mr. Prince was represented on Broadway this season with Hollywood Arms. Currently, his production of Don Giovanni is in the repertory at New York City Opera. His opera productions have been seen at the Chicago Lyric, The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Vienna Staatsoper and the Theater Colon in Buenos Aires. Before becoming a director, Mr. Prince's productions included The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler On The Roof and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. He served as a trustee for the New York Public Library and on the National Council of the Arts of the NEA. He was a 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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