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Thomas Schumacher

 
Bio:
Thomas Schumacher serves as President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, overseeing the development, creation and execution of Disney's legitimate Stage Entertainment worldwide. The division's credits include Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Thomas Schumacher serves as President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, overseeing the development, creation and execution of Disney's legitimate Stage Entertainment worldwide. The division's credits include Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Producing Director
 
[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2014] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer
 
[Regional (US), 2011]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[US Tour, 2009]
President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[US Tour, 2007]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Broadway, 2006]
President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[West End, 2004]
President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Producing Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

Writing

Conceiver

Photos

Frank DiLella and Thomas Schumacher Photo

Frank DiLella and Thomas Schumacher

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Date:
01/18/2022
Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Froze Photo

Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Frozen, the North American Tour, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and book by Jennifer Lee directed by Michael Grandage with: Caroline Bowman (Elsa), Caroline Innerbichler (Anna), Mason Reeves (Kristoff), F. Michael Haynie (Olaf), Austin Colby (Hans), Jeremy Morse (Weselton)

From: 
Date:
08/16/2021
Cynthia Vance, Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher Photo

Cynthia Vance, Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher

From: 
Date:
03/03/2020
Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher Photo

Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher

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Date:
03/03/2020
Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher Photo

Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher

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Date:
03/03/2020

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Producing Director

[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2014] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]

Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[US Tour, 2013]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[Broadway, 2012]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[Broadway, 2012]
Producer

[Regional (US), 2011]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[US Tour, 2009]
President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[US Tour, 2007]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[Broadway, 2006]
President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group

[Broadway, 2006]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[West End, 2004]
President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group

[Broadway, 2000]
Producing Director

[Broadway, 1997]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

[Broadway, 1994]
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group

Writing
Conceiver

Thomas Schumacher Biography

Thomas Schumacher serves as President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, overseeing the development, creation and execution of Disney's legitimate Stage Entertainment worldwide. The division's credits include Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, On the Record, High School Musical, TARZAN, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Shakespeare in Love, Freaky Friday and Frozen. Recently he served as Executive Producer for the live-action film Beauty and the Beast. As President of Walt Disney Feature Animation, he oversaw some 21 animated features, including The Lion King, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tarzan, Hercules and Lilo & Stitch, and worked closely with Pixar on their first five films. Mr. Schumacher is the author of "How Does the Show Go On? An Introduction to the Theater." He is on the executive committee of Broadway Cares, a longtime Board Member of The Actors Fund a former mentor for the TDF Open Doors program, and is a member of numerous boards. He is a former mentor for the TDF Open Doors program and serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University.


Thomas Schumacher Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Musical
Thomas Schumacher, Aladdin
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Musical
Thomas Schumacher, Newsies the Musical

Thomas Schumacher News

Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt as Bert in MARY POPPINS Photo Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt as Bert in MARY POPPINS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Beginning tonight (22 June 2022) Louis Gaunt joins the cast of Mary Poppins to play the iconic role of Bert, replacing Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer.  

Single Tickets for Disney's ALADDIN at Proctors On Sale This Thursday Photo Single Tickets for Disney's ALADDIN at Proctors On Sale This Thursday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Single tickets for Disney’s Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 23 at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Schenectady at Proctors on Tuesday, October 11 for a limited engagement of two weeks through Sunday, October 23.

Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November Photo Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Marking its 25-year anniversary, the world-famous, award-winning musical is set for a historical 4-week run in the UAE capital from November 16 to December 10 at Yas Island's Etihad Arena.

HAMILTON and MARY POPPINS Extend Booking to December 2022 Photo HAMILTON and MARY POPPINS Extend Booking to December 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Today (15 June 2022) Cameron Mackintosh Limited announce their West End productions of Hamilton and Mary Poppins are extending their booking periods to December 2022. 

Cast Members From ALADDIN to Perform at 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Photo Cast Members From ALADDIN to Perform at 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Cast members from Disney’s hit Broadway musical ALADDIN will perform on Saturday, June 11 at Belmont Park as part of the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.

THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre Photo THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Manchester Theatres have announced on sale dates for a seven week extension of the musical THE LION KING, opening at the Palace Theatre later this year.

Photos: First Look at MARY POPPINS at the Sydney Lyric Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at MARY POPPINS at the Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

Following a run of preview performances, the Australian company of MARY POPPINS will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on Thursday 26 May. View photos from the production here.

Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight Photo Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Lion King has announced that Pearl Khwezi will assume the role of Nala in the Broadway production beginning tonight, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Adrienne Walker played her final performance last month.

DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS Puts Students In The Spotlight On The PPAC Stage Photo DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS Puts Students In The Spotlight On The PPAC Stage
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

On June 6, 2022, more than 180 elementary students from Providence and Pawtucket, RI will have the extraordinary opportunity to sing, dance, and act on the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) stage as the result of a grant awarded to PPAC by Disney.

Photos: Playhouse Square Honors Legendary Lyricist Sir Tim Rice Photo Photos: Playhouse Square Honors Legendary Lyricist Sir Tim Rice
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

Playhouse Square Board of Trustees Chair Amy Brady honored noted lyricist Sir Tim Rice with the organization’s highest award, the Playhouse Square Star Award for Achievement in the Performing Arts, at its annual Chairman’s Dinner on May 4.

Thomas Schumacher Videos

VIDEO: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK & Ireland Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK & Ireland Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Disney’s beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast - re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production staged by members of the original award-winning creative team - will come to London in Summer 2022, as part of its UK & Ireland Tour.

WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway VideoWATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Michael James Scott¬†(Genie) surprised a lucky guest ‚Äď the 888th¬†ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon ‚Äď with a cruise¬†aboard Disney Cruise Line‚Äôs newest ship, the¬†Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

VIDEO: Thomas Schumacher Talks Bringing Back Broadway on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR VideoVIDEO: Thomas Schumacher Talks Bringing Back Broadway on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

For the first episode of Season 2, the show welcomes Disney Theatrical Group's President, Thomas Schumacher. Thomas has been the central figure behind Disney on Broadway's smash hit musicals such as The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and more.

VIDEO: THE LION KING Returns to Broadway- Watch Highlights! VideoVIDEO: THE LION KING Returns to Broadway- Watch Highlights!
by Team BWW - Sep 15, 2021

Broadway is officially back with four more musicals triumphantly making their return to the stage last night, September 14. The circle of life continues at the Minskoff Theatre, where the cast of The Lion King took their first bows since March 2020. Below, watch as creator Julie Taylor addresses the audience with a heartfelt speech before the show, catch clips from the beloved opening number, and enjoy as the cast takes their bows! 

VIDEO: FROZEN National Tour Cast Sings 'For the First Time in Forever' in Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: FROZEN National Tour Cast Sings 'For the First Time in Forever' in Rehearsals
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2021

For the first time in forever, the cast of Frozen reunited in the rehearsal room! Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, has just released a new celebratory video of the Frozen North American tour company in rehearsal, for the first time since the shutdown. 

VIDEO: West End THE LION KING Returns to Rehearsal With 'Circle of Life' VideoVIDEO: West End THE LION KING Returns to Rehearsal With 'Circle of Life'
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2021

Learn more about the production, watch the video, and find out how to purchase tickets when the show returns to the West End this week!

VIDEO: Cast Members From THE LION KING, FROZEN, & ALADDIN on Broadway Celebrate Black VideoVIDEO: Cast Members From THE LION KING, FROZEN, & ALADDIN on Broadway Celebrate Black History Month on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

The featured performers are Brandon A. McCall, TyNia Brandon, L. Steven Taylor, Mason Reeves, Nteliseng Nkhela, and Olivia Donalson. 'They Live in You' comes from the stage adaptation of 'The Lion King.' 

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the West End Production of FROZEN VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the West End Production of FROZEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2021

The West End production of Frozen has released a new video, going behind the scenes of putting together the musical. The video features the musical's stars,  Samantha Barks (Elsa) and Stephanie McKeon (Anna), among others.

Photos and Video: FROZEN Opens in Australia at Sydney's Capitol Theatre VideoPhotos and Video: FROZEN Opens in Australia at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2020

Disney’s Frozen opened at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre Thursday, December 10, 2020.  There will soon be five productions of Frozen running worldwide; next year, London, Tokyo and Hamburg will open and the North American tour will resume performances. 

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For the West End Production of FROZEN VideoVIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For the West End Production of FROZEN
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2020

An all new trailer has just been released for the West End production of Frozen, starring Samantha Barks (Elsa) and Stephanie McKeon (Anna).


Thomas Schumacher Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Thomas Schumacher written?
Thomas Schumacher has written 1 shows including On the Record (Conceiver).

What awards has Thomas Schumacher been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Aladdin and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Newsies the Musical .