Hal Prince is an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the past half-century. He has earned more Tony Awards (21) than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing, two as producer of the year’s Best Musical, and three special awards.
Prince began work in the theater as an assistant stage manager to theatrical producer and director George Abbott. Along with Abbott, he co-produced “The Pajama Game,” which won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical. Prince also co-directed “West Side Story” (1957) and then went on to direct his own productions in 1962 beginning with “A Family Affair.” He hit a series of unsuccessful productions before finding success with “Cabaret” in 1966. Prince is also behind “Company” (1970), “Follies” (1971), “A Little Night Music” (1973), “Pacific Overtures” (1976), and “Sweeney Todd” (1979). Prince also has directed operas, including “Willie Stark,” “Madame Butterfly,” and a revival of “Candide.” He directed two of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s successes, “Evita” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”
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