Harold Prince Biography
At Writers Theatre: Parade
Mr. Prince directed the Goodman Theatre's world premiere of Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms, which transferred to Broadway. Mr. Prince also directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, The Phantom Of The Opera and Parade. Among the plays he has directed are The Great God Brown, The Visit, End of the World, Play Memory and his own play, Grandchild of Kings. 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. Before becoming a director, Mr. Prince s productions included The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He served as a trustee for the New York Public Library and on the National Council of the Arts of the NEA. 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. The recipient of twenty Tony Awards, he was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree.