Harry S. Gold, Disney Theatricals Executive, Dies at 50

Obituaries   Harry S. Gold, Disney Theatricals Executive, Dies at 50 Harry S. Gold, executive director of business and legal affairs for Disney Theatrical Productions, died Oct. 10 in New York after a long battle with cancer. He was 50.

Mr. Gold, who studied theatre management at Yale University, School of Drama, joined Disney in 1997, just as the company was solidifying its place on Broadway with the enthusiastically received The Lion King. Over his career there his handled the business and legal affairs of that show, as well as The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins.

Before joining Disney, Mr. Gold was a management associate at Niko Associates/Marvin A. Krauss Associates, a general management firm which worked on many Broadway shows, according to Variety. He was an associate producer of the Bam Salutes Sondheim benefit, and associate general manager of the national tour of Deathtrap.

Harry Gold was born in New Haven, CT, and graduated from Wesleyan University and earned his J.D. from the Washington and Lee University of Law. He is survived by his parents.

Disney will hold a memorial for Mr. Gold on Monday, Nov. 17 at a time and place to be announced.

Donations may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, Bideawee Home Assn. or Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.