Casting org lauds Disney Theatrical Group head

Disney Theatrical Group prexy Thomas Schumacher will receive the New York Apple kudo from the Casting Society of America next month at its annual Artios Awards.

The award honors individuals whose collaborations with casting directors have furthered the biz in Gotham. Schumacher, who joined the Mouse House in 1988, has produced such legit hits as “The Lion King,” “Aida” and “High School Musical.”

The event will be held simultaneously on Nov. 10 in Gotham at Carolines and Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

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