Harold Prince is one of the most prominent directors ever on Broadway or the West End. His many honors include twenty Tony Awards and the 1994 Kennedy Center Honors. The Broadway productions that he's directed or produced have included Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello (Pulitzer Prize, 1960), West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Pajama Game, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, and Show Boat. His work has also encompassed opera and film, and the off-Broadway production of his own script, Grandchild of Kings.

An excerpt from Steve Capra's interview with Mr. Prince
in Theater Voices

SC: You mention in Contradictions that the presence of conventional elements make a show comfortable for its audience. Is it fair to say that you balance your aesthetic impulses with an eye for convention?

HP: No, I think that I'm just more mainstream. I don't want to be considered less of an artist for it. I just happen to have that kind of taste. I'm not Antonin Artaud. If I were, my audience would be limited - much more limited.