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Thomas Schumacher Elected Chairman of the Board of Broadway League

Schumacher runs Disney Theatrical Productions.

Thomas Schumacher has been elected chairman of the board of the Broadway League.
(© David Gordon)

The Broadway League has announced that Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, has been elected as chairman of the board of the Broadway League.

Schumacher oversees 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, Aida, On the Record, High School Musical, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Shakespeare in Love, Freaky Friday, and Frozen.

Schumacher takes over the role of chairman from Robert E. Wankel, president of the Shubert Organization, following the completion of Wankel's full three-year term.