Set Design

The Lion King

Richard Hudson


#151515"> Richard Hudson was born in 1954 in Zimbabwe. He went to school in Zimbabwe when he was young, then later in England. He was received design training at the Wimbledon School of Art. Hudson is a Royal Designer for Industry and the British Scenography commissioner.

#151515"> Hudson has designed both sets and costumes throughout his career. He has worked with many theatre companies, including the The Young Vic the Gate, London Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre. Hudson has also worked in opera, and some of the many companies Hudson has designed for in his career are the English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York, Lyric Opera Chicago, Staatsoper Vienna, Opera National de Paris and La Scala Milan.

#151515"> In 1988 Hudson won a Laurence Olivier award for the seven plays he designed for during a season at the Old Vic Theatre, London. In 2003 Hudson was awarded a Gold Medal for Set Design (regarding Tamerlano) and 2005 he recieved and honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey. Finally, he won a Tony in 1998, a Critics Circle Design Award in 2000, and the Ovations Award and Hollywood NAACP Award for Best Set Design, all in regards to the Lion King.

Well Received Designs

  • #151515">The Rake’s Progress Lyric Opera Chicago 1992
  • #151515">Oklahoma (1994)
  • #151515">The Lion King (1997)
  • #151515">Guillame Tell (1998 Vienna State Opera)
  • #151515">Tamerlano

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