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

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


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


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


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.


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.



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



Financial Times, December 2, 2004.

The Independent (London), December 9, 2004.

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