Harold “Hal” Prince, C'48, HON'71, winner of a record-setting 21 Tony Awards and arguably the best known Broadway musical producer of the past century, has added yet another major accolade to his already impressive résumé. On April 23, at a reception that both honored Prince's achievements and heralded the premiere of the Pennsylvania Players' performance of his award-winning musical LoveMusik, Penn President Amy Gutmann presented Prince with Penn Alumni's Creative Spirit Award.
The Penn Creative Spirit Award recognizes a member of the Penn community who has illustrated a lifelong commitment to the arts through philanthropic or volunteer support and/or outstanding personal achievements. Prince has been selected to receive the award because of his extraordinary dedication to artistic endeavors, his lasting impact on his creative field, and for being regarded as an exemplary figure in the arts.
LoveMusik ran April 23-25 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and was made possible thanks to Prince’s donation of both funds and the services of Director Dan Kutner.
For behind-the-scenes video of LoveMusik rehearsals, student and director interviews, and a conversation with Prince himself, check out the video, and look for the Spring issue of our digital magazine, Philanthropy in Action.