Harold Prince

Harold Prince

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 31 Jul 2019 (aged 91)
Reykjavik, Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 201691939 · View Source
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Producer. Tony award winning Broadway producer and director. He began his career as an assistant stage manager under producer and director George Abbott in the 1950 musical "Tickets, Please!" In 1955 he and Abbott co-produced the musical "The Pajama Game" which won a Tony Award for Best Musical. He co-produced six other Broadway productions which included the musical comedy "Damn Yankees" and "West Side Story." His first solo production was "A Call on Kuprin in 1961." He went on to produce over fifty Broadway productions and collaborated with award winning composers and lyricists Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Some of his most notable productions were "Fiddler on the Roof," " Westside Story," "Cabaret," Sweeney Todd," "Evita," and "Phantom of the Opera." He was the inspiration for John Lithgow's character in the Bob Fosse film "All That Jazz" and the subject of the 2017 musical "Prince of Broadway." He won twenty- one Tony Awards, more than other honoree. He wrote his autobiography "Contradictions: Notes on Twenty-six Years in the Theatre" in 1974; and was the subject of three biographies, "Harold Prince and the American Musical Theatre," "Harold Prince: From Pajama Game to Phantom of the Opera and Beyond," and "Harold Prince: A Director's Journey." The marquee lights on Broadway were dimmed on July 31, 2019 in his honor.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 201691939
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Prince (30 Jan 1928–31 Jul 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 201691939, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.