The Lion King
Richard Hudson Set Designer
By Emily Elliott
Richard Hudson was born in Zimbabwe and educated in Zimbabwe and England. He trained at the Wimbledon school of art and has designed for theatre and opera worldwide.
In 1998 Richard won a tony for his stage design for The Lion King and in 2000 he recieved the Critics Design award. Other awards include the 2003 the Prague Quadrennial, Hudson won the gold medal for his design of Tamerlano.
Hudson is most famous for his bold use of colour and iconography, originally seen in his Opera (The Rake's Progress Lyric Opera Chicago 1992) and later made famous for his designs for Disney's The Lion King.
Lion King Production