Known to his theater friends and fans as Hal, the prominent director and producer died in Reykjavík, Iceland, yesterday at 91. Prince leaves behind a legacy as one of theater’s most celebrated figures, having collected 21 Tony Awards over a career that spanned six decades. The force behind Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret and The Phantom of the Opera, among many others, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award in 2006.
How will colleagues remember him? Fellow Broadway icon Andrew Lloyd Webber said Prince’s “mastery of musical theater was without equal.”
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