Richard Hudson (stage designer)

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Richard Hudson (born 9 June 1954) is a Zimbabwean stage designer best known for his work for The Lion King, which won him the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design.[1][2] He studied at Wimbledon School of Art.[3]

Hudson is also a Royal Designer for Industry. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Design for his work at The Old Vic, the Gold Medal for Set Design at the 2003 Prague Quadriennale, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in 2005.

Hudson has designed sets and costumes for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, the Young Vic and The Gate, London. In opera he has worked at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, Opéra National de Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Vienna State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and in Zürich, Munich, Amsterdam, Venice, Florence, Turin, Bregenz, Houston and Washington, D.C.


  1. ^ Nicky Adam (ed.) (1993). Who's Who in British Opera. Aldershot: Scolar Press. ISBN 0-85967-894-6
  2. ^ Theatre Designers - Richard Hudson at the Wayback Machine (archived 1 July 2010). Scenography. Archived 1 July 2010.
  3. ^ Wimbledon College of Art: About Wimbledon: Alumni: Alumni List. University of the Arts London. Accessed August 2013.

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