President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions
Thomas Schumacher currently serves as President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, overseeing the development, creation and execution of Disney’s legitimate stage entertainment worldwide. The division’s Broadway, West End, touring and international production credits include Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Der Glockner von Notre Dame, 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, Shakespeare in Love, and the 2018 Tony-nominated Best Musical 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,” and is a member of numerous boards including serving as Chairman of the Broadway League. He is a former mentor for the TDF Open Doors program and serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University.