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Awards Broadway League Honors Thomas Schumacher With Lifetime Service Award

The annual League Awards were presented May 22 as part of the 2024 Spring Road Conference.

Thomas Schumacher Walt Disney Studios

The Broadway League presented its annual League Awards May 22 at the 2024 Spring Road Conference in New York City. The honors recognize industry members who have shown exemplary service to the touring industry and are regarded as innovators in their sphere.

Receiving the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award was Disney Theatricals' Thomas Schumacher. Other honors were bestowed upon Anne McNiff-Gaeta (Outstanding Achievement in Road Group Sales), DJ Martin (Outstanding Achievement in Road Marketing & Press), Lisa Mitchell (Outstanding Achievement in Education and Engagement), Anne Francis (Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management), and Clark Transfer Inc. (George MacPherson Road Award). Hunt Midwest President and CEO Ora Reynolds and Memphis, Tennessee's Peabody Hotel were named Star of Touring Broadway honorees.

The Impact Award, an honor new as of this year, was given to the Black Theatre Coalition.

"Touring Broadway productions allow audiences to experience Broadway in their own cities and their incredible local theatres across the country—whether as an introduction for new theatregoers or a tradition for those who have been before. In the 2023-2024 season, Touring Broadway recorded approximately 15.5 million attendances, and we are enormously grateful to our members and partners whose efforts are pivotal to the success of Broadway across North America, none more so than today’s amazing award recipients," says League Interim President Jason Laks in a statement.

This year's Spring Road Conference, themed "You're Invited: To the Theatre, To the Table, and To the Conversation," saw more than 830 attendees from approximately 120 markets across the U.S. and internationally.

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