Broadway director and producer Hal Prince has died at the age of 91, his publicist has confirmed.
Prince made a significant contribution to Broadway musicals in the US and won 21 Tony Awards in his lifetime.
His family said there would be no funeral, but rather a ceremony celebrating his life this autumn.
Prince, who died in Reykjavik, Iceland, directed productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera.
He started his career as a co-producer on several musicals, including West Side Story in 1957, before he began to produce on his own.
His solo credits as a producer include Fiddler on the Roof, which had a record-breaking run of more than 3,000 performances between 1964 and 1972.
His collection of Tony Award were won in a variety of categories – including best producer, best direction, best musical and lifetime achievement.
Prince is also known for developing the “concept musical”, which took its storyline from an idea or theme rather than a traditional story.
He collaborated with Stephen Sondheim for Company, the first project of this kind, which was a box office success and recently revived in London’s West End.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy, his two children Daisy and Charles, and his three grandchildren.