Len Cariou, Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O'Hara et al. to Perform at Monte Cristo Award Celebration, Honoring Harold Prince
As previously announced, Stephen Sondheim will present the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Award, for achievement in the theater, to Tony Award-winning director and producer Harold Prince.
Prince has won more Tony Awards than anyone else, 21. He directed the original productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita, Parade, and LoveMusik.
He is currently working on a new musical, Paradise Found, with Richard Nelson, Ellen Fitzhugh, Jonathan Tunick, and Susan Stroman, and music by Johann Strauss II. The production, as previously announced, will bow in May at London's Menier Chocolate Factory with a company that features Kate Baldwin, John Cullum, Shuler Hensley, Judy Kaye, and Mandy Patinkin.
Prince received a National Medal of Arts for the year 2000 from President Clinton for a career spanning more than 40 years, in which "he changed the nature of the American musical." Additionally, he was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree.