On November 18th, a Gala at the New Victory Theater featured a musical performance with special appearances from members of the Disney on Broadway Family. Post performance, a dinner followed on stage at The New Amsterdam Theatre where Michael D. Eisner, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company was honored. Mr. Eisner took that position in 1984 and since then has transformed the company into a global media empire, bringing ground-breaking work to the New York stage.
In attendance were Ashley Brown, Alton Fitzgerald White, Heather Headley, Alan Menken, Julie Taymor, Josh Strickland and Fiona Rudin and husband Eric Rudin who were co-charing the evening’s festivities, along with many benefit supporters.
Mr. Eisner received this award for his commitment to entertain, enlighten and engage young people thru the performing arts. The New 42nd Street Gala provides critical support to New Victory Education programs which help to introduce over 34,000 school kids in all five boroughs to a broad spectrum of productions.
Chairing the event were Gala honorary chairs Barry Diller and Thomas Schumacher.
*Photos: JK Clarke