Acclaimed Broadway director, producer Hal Prince dies at 91

Image result for hal princeHal Prince, the Broadway director and producer who won a record number of Tony Awards during his legendary career, has died at the age of 91.

Prince’s publicist on Wednesday confirmed his death in Reykjavik, Iceland after he suffered from a short illness.

Known for producing or directing Broadway classics like West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, and Sweeney Todd, Prince holds the record for most Tonys won by one individual, with 21.

The Washington Post called Prince a “visionary who saw theatrical potential in the most unlikely subject matter and who helped shepherd to the forefront many unknown talents.” Prince is survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

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