Harold Prince Biography

Date of Birth: January 30, 1928 (88)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male

HAROLD PRINCE directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita and Parade.



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. Recent projects include a new version of Phanto,currently running in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel, the Broadway musical LoveMusik and the new musical Paradise Found, which had its world premiere at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.



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.”



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 Honoree.

Harold Prince Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Harold Prince, LoveMusik
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Harold Prince
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, Parade
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Harold PrinceShowboat
Harold PrinceShowboat
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Director - Musical
Harold Prince, Show Boat
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, Show Boat
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Director of a Musical
Harold Prince, Kiss Of The Spider Woman
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Harold PrinceThe Phantom of the Opera
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Director
Harold Prince - Grandchild of Kings
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Harold Prince, Phantom of the Opera
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Harold PrinceCabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince , The Phantom of the Opera
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Harold Prince, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince , Grind
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Musical
Harold Prince, Grind
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Harold Prince, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Costume Design
Harold Prince, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, Evita
Harold Prince, Sweeney Todd
 
Olivier Awards - 1978 - Director of the Year
Harold Prince, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, On the Twentieth Century
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Musical
Harold Prince, Side by Side by Sondheim
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Harold Prince, Pacific Overtures
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Musical
Harold Prince, Pacific Overtures
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Director
Harold Prince, Candide
Harold Prince, The Visit
 
Obie Awards - 1974 - Distinguished Direction
Harold PrinceCandide
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, Candide
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Director
Harold Prince, The Great God Brown
Harold Prince, A Little Night Music
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, A Little Night Music
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Musical
Harold Prince, A Little Night Music
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince , Follies
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Director
Harold Prince, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, Company
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Musical
Harold Prince, Company
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Director
Harold Prince, Company
 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, Zorba
Harold Prince, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Producer (Musical)
Harold Prince, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Direction of a Musical
Harold Prince, She Loves Me
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Producer (Musical)
Harold Prince, She Loves Me
Harold Prince, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum