Hal Prince

Hal Prince (born January 30, 1928), full name Harold Smith Prince, is a theatre producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical (and less notably, dramatic) productions of the past half-century.

He was born in New York City, and began work in the theatre as an assistant stage manager. He co-produced The Pajama Game, which won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical, and was followed by a string of successes. His early work with Stephen Sondheim on West Side Story led to a long string of collaborations including Company, Follies, and Sweeney Todd. After the disappointing Merrily We Roll Along, they did not work together again until ''Bounce.

He directed two of Andrew Lloyd Webber's successes, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera

He married Judy Chaplin, daughter of Saul Chaplin. They are parents of actress Daisy Prince.

Table of contents
1 Stage credits
2 additional Tony Awards
3 Film credits
4 Book

Stage credits

  • Tickets, Please - 1950 - assistant stage manager
  • Call Me Madam - 1950 - assistant stage manager
  • Wonderful Town - 1953 - stage manager
  • The Pajama Game - 1954 - producer - 1955 Tony Award - Best Musical
  • Damn Yankees - 1955 - producer - 1956 Tony Award - Best Musical
  • New Girl in Town - 1957 - producer
  • West Side Story - 1957 - producer
  • Fiorello - 1959 - producer - 1960 Tony Award - Best Musical
  • West Side Story - 1960 - producer
  • Tenderloin - 1960 - producer
  • A Call on Kuprin - 1961 - producer
  • Take Her, She's Mine - 1961 - producer
  • A Family Affair - 1962 - director
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 1962 - producer - 1963 Tony Award - Best Musical , 1963 Tony Award - Best Producer of a Musical
  • She Loves Me - 1963 - producer, director
  • Fiddler on the Roof - 1964 - producer - 1965 Tony Award - Best Musical, 1965 Tony Award - Best Producer of a Musical
  • Poor Bitos - 1964 - producer
  • Baker Street - 1964 - director
  • Flora, The Red Menace - 1965 - producer
  • It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman - 1966 - producer, director
  • Cabaret - 1966 - producer, director - 1967 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical , 1967 Tony Award - Best Musical
  • Zorba - 1968 - producer, director
  • Company - 1970 - producer, director - 1971 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical, 1971 Tony Award - Best Musical
  • Follies - 1971 - producer, director - 1972 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical
  • The Great God Brown - 1972 - artistic director
  • Don Juan - 1972 - artistic director
  • A Little Night Music - 1973 - director, producer - 1973 Tony Award - Best Musical
  • Sondheim: A Musical Tribute - 1973 - performer
  • The Visit - 1973 - director
  • Chemin de Fer - 1973 - artistic director
  • Hollywood Arms - 2002 - producer
  • Holiday - 1973- artistic director
  • Candide - 1974 - producer, director - 1974 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical, 1974 Tony Award - Special Award
  • Love for Love - 1974 - director
  • The Member of the Wedding - 1975 - artistic director
  • The Rules of the Game - 1974 - artistic director
  • Pacific Overtures - 1976 - producer
  • Side by Side by Sondheim - 1977 - producer
  • Some of My Best Friends - 1977 - director
  • On the Twentieth Century - 1978 - director
  • Sweeney Todd - 1979 - director - 1979 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical
  • Evita - 1979 - director - 1980 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical
  • Merrily We Roll Along - 1981 - director
  • A Doll's Life - 1982 - producer, director
  • Play Memory - 1984 - director
  • End of the World - 1984 - director
  • Grind - 1985 - producer
  • Roza - 1987 - director
  • Cabaret - 1987 - director
  • The Phantom of the Opera - 1988 - director - 1988 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman - 1993 - director
  • Show Boat - 1994 - director
  • Candide - 1997 - director
  • Parade - 1998 - director - 1999 Tony Award - Best Direction of a Musical
  • Hollywood Arms - 2002 - producer

additional Tony Awards

  • 1972 Tony Award - Special Award

Film credits

Book

  • Contradictions - 1974 - autobiography



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