Harold Prince

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Birth Name: Harold Prince
Born: 01/30/1928
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Wishing to work in legitimate theater, the New York native set his feet instead on an alternative path when he began his long association with his mentor, author-director George Abbott. "[Abbott] did musicals and you don't look a gift horse in the mouth. So I ended up doing musicals." He began his Broadway producing career with a bang when "Pajama Game" (1954) won the Best Musical Tony Award, an honor six of his subsequent collaborations with 'Mr. Abbott' (including "Damn Yankees" 1955, the Pulitzer-winning "Fiorello!" 1959 and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" 1962) would also receive. Prince also fostered relationships with playwrights and songwriters. For example, Jerry Boc... Continue Bio >>

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