Legendary Broadway director Harold Prince has passed away at the age of 91 after a brief illness, in Reykjavik, Iceland.
He is survived by Judy, his wife of 56 years; his daughter, Daisy; his son, Charles; and his grandchildren, Phoebe, Lucy, and Felix. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral, but there will be a celebration of his life this fall with the people he loved most, the members of the theatrical community that he was a part of for seven decades.
Andrew Lloyd Webber released a statement following the news, “Farewell, Hal. Not just the prince of musicals, the crowned head who directed two of the greatest productions of my career, Evita and Phantom. This wonderful man taught me so much and his mastery of musical theatre was without equal.”
Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, and more and won an impressive 21 Tony Awards.