Schumacher to receive Apple Award

Casting Society will present the honor Nov. 10

The Casting Society of America will honor Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Group, with its New York Apple Award, recognizing an individual who has made a special commitment to the New York entertainment industry. The kudo will be presented to Schumacher Nov. 10 at Carolines in New York as part of the 24th annual Artios Awards, which will be held simultaneously in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

The evening's honorees in L.A. include producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and casting director Mali Finn.

Schumacher's Broadway producing credits include "The Lion King," "Aida," "Tarzan," "Mary Poppins" and "The Little Mermaid." His other producing credits include "On the Record," a musical celebrating Disney's catalog of songs, and the touring stage production of "High School Musical."
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