The veteran and venerable musical theatre producer-director Harold Prince, who spoke before an audience at Lincoln Center Theater on Dec. 9, travels north this week to appear at Harvard University as part of the school's Learning From Performers program.
A 20-time Tony Award winner, Prince directed "Parade," last season's Tony Award winner for Best Book and Best Score, which is scheduled to tour the U.S. in 2000.
His production credits include The Pajama Game; as well as co production credit on Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiorello and Fiddler on the Roof; and director credits for Cabaret, Candide, Evita, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Phantom of the Opera.
In conjunction with composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim he has produced and directed the concept musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along. Prince's opera productions have been seen in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Vienna and Buenos Aires.
Outside the theatre, Prince served on the National Council of the Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts for six years. He was a 1994 Kennedy Center honoree. Harold Prince will be at Harvard on Dec. 15 at 3 PM, at the Cabot House Living Room at 60 Linnaean Street. Admission is free and open to the public. For information call program coordinator Thomas Lee at (617) 495 8676.
-- By Murdoch McBride