Prince was a former chairman of the board of the Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry. He died in Reykjavik, Iceland, after a brief illness.
“To be a both a genius and a gentleman is rare and extraordinary,” said Thomas Schumacher, the current chairman of The Broadway League, in a release announcing the honor, a Main Stem tradition. “Hal Prince’s genius was matched by his generosity of spirit, particularly with those building a career. Sitting on the T Edward Hambleton Fellowship panel of Mentors alongside Hal was both a lesson in producing and a lesson in humanity. He was a giant.”