Photo Coverage: Thomas Schumacher Receives Sardi's Caricature

Thomas Schumacher, producer of the Tony Award winning musical The Lion King was honored with his caricature unveiling at the world famous Broadway eatery, Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street) on Thursday, March 6. Schumacher joins the ranks of Broadway royalty whom have been honored with a caricature on the famous walls of Sardi's Restaurant.

In addition to the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Lion King, Thomas Schumacher supervised the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast (which ran on Broadway for 13 years) and is the producer of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, Mary Poppins (with producer Cameron Mackintosh), Tarzan and The Little Mermaid.  Schumacher's producing credits also include Disney's High School Musical: On Tour (which will reach more than 60 cities on tour through 2008) and On the Record, a musical celebrating Disney's catalogue of beloved songs.  He recently released his book "How Does The Show Go On? An Introduction to the Theater" (Disney Additions) with Disney historian Jeff Kurtti.


Photos by Peter James Zielinski

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com