Schumacher, Thomas 1958(?)- (Tom Schumacher)

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Schumacher, Thomas 1958(?)- (Tom Schumacher)

PERSONAL

Born c. 1958. Education: Graduated from the University of California Los Angeles.

Addresses:

Office—Disney Theatrical Productions, 1450 Broadway, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018.

Career:

Producer and executive. Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, producer, c. 1982-87; 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, line producer; Los Angeles Ballet, assistant general manager; Los Angeles Festival of the Arts, cofounder and associate director, 1987; Walt Disney Company, feature animation producer, 1988, then senior vice president animation, then executive vice president feature animation and theatrical productions, 1996-98, then president of feature animation entertainment and theatrical productions, 1999-2002, then president of theatrical group (also known as Hyperion Theatricals), 1999—; Disney Live Entertainment, supervisor. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, member of board of trustees; Tony Administration Committee, member; American Theatre Wing, member of advisory committee; Rachel Rosenthal Company, member of board of directors; Education Council of the Los Angeles Music Center, member.

Awards, Honors:

Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding musical, 2007, for Mary Poppins.

CREDITS

Stage Work:

Executive producer, Beauty and the Beast, Broadway production, 1997-2007.

Producer, The Lion King, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 1998-2006, then Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 2006—.

(With Peter Schneider) Producer, Aida, Palace Theatre, New York City, 2000-2004.

Producer, Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre, London, 2004-2008, then New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2006—.

Tarzan, Broadway production, 2006-2007.

Film Work:

Producer, The Rescuers Down Under (animated), Buena Vista, 1990.

Executive producer, The Lion King (animated; also known as El rey leon), Buena Vista, 1994.

Film Appearances:

Himself, The "Fantasia" Legacy: "Fantasia" Continued (documentary), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, The Making of "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," 2002.

(As Tom Schumacher) Himself, Disney's Animation Magic: "Beauty and the Beast" (documentary), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Tale as Old as Time: The Making of "Beauty and the Beast" (documentary), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, The Making of "The Rescuers Down Under" (documentary short), 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

In the Life, PBS, 2001.

The View, ABC, 2007.

WRITINGS

Nonfiction:

(With Jeff Kurtti) Does the Show Go On? An Introduction to the Theatre, Disney Editions, 2007.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Financial Times, December 2, 2004.

The Independent (London), December 9, 2004.

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