Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fun Fact of the Day: Winner of the Most Tony awards

Every casual Broadway fan has probably heard of director Hal Prince, but only the most die hard theatre buffs will know that Prince has won not 1, not 2, but 21 Tony Awards, the most by any individual! He has been awarded Tonys for directing & producing musicals, as well as 3 special awards. A notable period in Prince's career was his partnership with Stephen Sondheim in the direction/production of 7 of his musicals in the 1970s.

His impressive record at the Tonys is as follows:

  • 1955 Best Musical (producer)-The Pajama Game
  • 1956 Best Musical (producer)-Damn Yankees
  • 1960 Best Musical (producer)-Fiorello!
  • 1963 Best Musical (producer)-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • 1963 Best Producer of a Musical-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   
  • 1965 Best Musical (producer)-Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1965 Best Producer of a Musical-Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1967 Best Direction of a Musical-Cabaret
  • 1967 Best Musical (producer)-Cabaret
  • 1971 Best Direction of a Musical-Company     
  • 1971 Best Musical (producer)-Company 
  • 1972 Best Direction of a Musical-Follies
  • 1972 Special Tony Award-Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1973 Best Musical (producer)-A Little Night Music
  • 1974 Best Direction of a Musical-Candide
  • 1974 Special Tony Award-Candide
  • 1979 Best Direction of a Musical-Sweeney Todd
  • 1980 Best Direction of a Musical-Evita
  • 1988 Best Direction of a Musical-Phantom of the Opera
  • 1995 Best Direction of a Musical-Showboat
  • 2006 Tony Lifetime Achievement Award

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