Director and producer Harold Prince has won 21 Tony® awards and received the National Medal of Arts in 2000 from President Clinton for a career spanning more than 40 years, in which "he changed the nature of the American musical." He first emerged as a producer in New York in 1954 at the age of 26 with a Broadway production of The Pajama Game. Mr. Prince also produced West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello! and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, among other major works. As a director, Mr. Prince shaped musical theatre history with She Loves Me, Cabaret, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Parade and Bounce. He is also highly regarded as a director of plays and major international opera productions. Mr. Prince was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree. He directed Regina Resnik in her 1987 Tony®-nominated performance in Cabaret.
Jo Sullivan Loesser
Jo Sullivan Loesser became a musical theatre star appearing in Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, and opposite Lotte Lenya in the classic New York production of The Threepenny Opera. At the pinnacle of her career, she married composer/lyricist Frank Loesser and left the stage, devoting herself to raising their daughters, Hannah and Emily. Following Loesser's untimely death in 1969 she returned to performing, honoring her husband with an acclaimed salute at The Ballroom in New York City, touring the country in Guys & Dolls, re-creating her role in The Most Happy Fella, and supervising and appearing in the Broadway revue Perfectly Frank.
Ms. Sullivan Loesser has delighted regional audiences in A Little Night Music and The King and I, among others, and has appeared as guest vocalist with The New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and with symphony orchestras across the country. She has supervised Broadway revivals of The Most Happy Fella and its presentation at the New York City Opera, where it is now part of the permanent repertoire.
Ms. Sullivan Loesser has supervised Broadway revivals of Guys & Dolls and How To Succeed…, and has been the catalyst for many major events celebrating the Frank Loesser centennial in 2010 and beyond.