Broadway legend Harold Prince dies aged 91

“King of the Broadway musical” Harold Prince, who worked on shows including Phantom Of The Opera and Sweeney Todd, has died aged 91.

The legendary director and producer won 21 Tony awards during his career, which spanned seven decades.

He died after a brief illness while in Reykjavik, Iceland, his publicist Rick Miramontez said.

Prince received Tony awards for both producing and directing, and in 2006 was given the special award for lifetime achievement in the theatre.

As well as Phantom and Sweeney Todd, he directed shows including Cabaret, Evita and Show Boat.

In the 1950s and ’60s, he produced shows including The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiorello!, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Fiddler On The Roof.

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Source: SKY NEWS

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