Harold Prince Biography (1928-)



Full name, Harold Smith Prince; born January 30, 1928, in New York, NY; son of Milton A. (a stockbroker) and Blanche (Stern) Prince; married Judith Chaplin, October 26, 1962; children: Charles, Daisy. Career: Producer and director; sometimes credited as Hal Prince or Harold S. Prince. New Phoenix Repertory Company, co-artistic director, 1972--; narrator of a revue for the Festival of American Arts and Humanities. Performing Arts Library, New York City, chairperson; National Endowment for the Arts, member of council; National Council for the Arts, member. Military service: U.S. Army, Artillery, 1950-52; served in Germany. Member: League of New York Theatres (president, 1963-65), National Institute for Music Theatre (chairperson), Society ofStage Directors and Choreographers, Coffee House Club. Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Awards, best musical, 1955, for The Pajama Game, and 1956, for Damn Yankees; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best musical, 1958, for West Side Story; Pulitzer Prize for drama, Antoinette Perry Award, best musical, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, best musical production, all 1960, for Fiorello!; Antoinette Perry Awards, bestmusical and best producer of a musical, both 1963, for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Antoinette Perry Award nominations, best musical and best director of a musical, both 1964, for She Loves Me; Antoinette Perry Award, best musical, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award,best musical production, both 1965, for Fiddler on the Roof; Antoinette Perry Awards, best musical and best director of a musical, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, best musical production, all 1967, for Cabaret; Shubert Foundation Award, 1969; Antoinette Perry Award nominations, bestmusical and best director of a musical, both 1969, for Zorba; Variety-New York Drama Critics' Poll Award, best director, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, best musical production, and Drama Desk Award, best director, all 1970, and Antoinette Perry Awards, best musical and best director ofa musical, 1971, all for Company; New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, best musical production, 1971, for Follies; honorary D.F.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971; honorary Litt.D., Emerson College, 1971; Antoinette Perry Award, best director of a musical, Antoinette Perry Award nomination,best musical, and Drama Desk Award, best director, all 1972, for Follies; Drama Desk Award, best director, 1972-73, for The Great God Brownand A Little Night Music. Antoinette Perry Award, best musical, Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best director of a musical, and New York DramaCritics' Circle Award, best musical production, all 1973, for A Little Night Music; Drama Desk Award, best director, 1973-74, for Candide and The Visit; Antoinette Perry Award, best director of a musical, special Antoinette Perry Award citation, best musical, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, best musical, and Obie Award, distinguished direction, VillageVoice, all 1974, for Candide; Antoinette Perry Award nominations,best musical and best director of a musical, both 1976, for Pacific Overtures; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best musical, 1977, for Side by Side by Sondheim; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best director of amusical, 1978, for On the Twentieth Century; Antoinette Perry Award and Drama Desk Award, both best director of a musical, 1979, for Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Antoinette Perry Award and Drama Desk Award, both best director of a musical, 1980, for Evita; Commonwealth Award for Public Service, dramatic arts category, Bank of Delaware, 1982;Antoinette Perry Award nominations, best musical and best director of a musical, both 1985, for Grind; Antoinette Perry Award and Drama Desk Award,both best director of a musical, 1988, for The Phantom of the Opera;Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best director of a musical, 1993, for Kiss of the Spider Woman; Evening Standard Award, 1994; Kennedy Center Honoree, 1994; Drama Desk Award, best director of a musical, 1995, for Show Boat. Addresses: Office: 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY10020.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director
Birth Details
January 30, 1928
New York, New York, United States

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