Michael D. Eisner
Michael D. Eisner

Entertainment leader Michael D. Eisner will be honored for his work bringing the arts to kids at The New 42nd Street's annual gala on November 18 at The New Victory Theater. Barry Diller and Thomas Schumacher will serve as Gala honorary chairs.

The evening includes a musical performance with special appearances from members of the Disney on Broadway family. Special remarks will be given by Bill Haber, Robert A.M. Stern, and Julie Taymor.

Eisner is an author, businessman, and philanthropist. Before becoming chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 1984, he headed ABC and Paramount Pictures.