The Phantom of the Opera
Set designer: Maria Bjornson
Maria Björnson (16 February 1949 – 13 December 2002) was a theatre designer She was born in Paris to a Norwegian father and Romanian mother.
She studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design. She was known for her designs for her sets and costumes for theatre, ballet and opera. She worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and designed Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. This won her many awards such as the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design and more.