Richard Hudson

Set designer of The Lion King


Richard Hudson was born in Zimbabwe in 1954. Hudson trained at the Wimbledon School of Art and has designed for Theatre and Opera worldwide. In 1988 he won the Laurence Olivier Award for the season at the Old Vic Theatre in London. In 1998 Hudson also won a Tony Award for his stage design for The Lion King and in 2000 he received the Critics Design Award. His other awards include the Ovation Award he won in 2001 and the Hollywood NAACP Award for Best Set Design for the Lion King. Richard Hudson is most famous for his bold use of colour and originality which is evident in the work he has done on sets for various Operas.His work was exposed to a wider audience in his design for Disney’s The Lion King.

Hudson winning the Tony Award in 1998 for his work on "The Lion King" set

"The Lion King" set


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