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Richard Hudson was born in Zimbabwe and educated in Zimbabwe and England. In 1988 he won a Laurence Olivier Award for designing a season of seven plays at the Old Vic Theatre, London. His set designs for The Lion King have won numerous awards, including a Tony® in 1998. He is a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). In 2003 he won the Gold Medal for Set Design at the Prague Quadriennale, and in 2005 he was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Surrey. He has designed sets and costumes for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Young Vic and the Gate, London. In opera he has worked at the Royal Opera, English National Opera, La Scala Milan, Metropolitan Opera New York, Opera National de Paris, Lyric Opera Chicago, Staatsoper Vienna, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and in Zurich, Munich, Amsterdam, Venice, Florence, Turin, Bregenz, Houston and Washington.

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[Broadway, 2022]
Scenic Design
 
[West End, 2021]
Set and Costume Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Set Designer
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 1992]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 1990]
Scenic Designer

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Tickets for THE LION KING at the the Ohio Theatre on Sale Now

Tickets for the return of Disney’s The Lion King at the Ohio Theatre are currently on sale. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase.

Ann Hould-Ward and Richard Hudson Receive TDF's Irene Sharaff Awards

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, has just announced that celebrated costume designer ANN HOULD-WARD and legendary scenic designer RICHARD HUDSON are among the 2024 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients.

Review: Disney's THE LION KING Rules Once More at OC's Segerstrom Center

Now in its 27th year, Disney's game-changing, Tony Award-winning global megahit THE LION KING has once again taken over OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for another month of performances that continues through February 25, 2024. Even today, the show still manages to elicit genuine wonder and awe for kids and adults alike.

THE LION KING Returns to Portland This Fall

Disney Theatrical Group and Broadway in Portland have announced that, in response to the recent weather-related performance cancellations of Disney’s The Lion King, the North American tour will return to Keller Auditorium in Portland for a two-week engagement in Fall 2025.

Review: THE LION KING at Keller Auditorium

The reason this musical is the third-longest running in Broadway history (and that its Portland tour stop is three weeks rather than the typical one week) is because it’s truly magical.

Casting Announced For Disney's THE LION KING At Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Casting has been announced for Disney's The Lion King at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Get the details on the upcoming production.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES to Play at New World Stages Starring Chilina Kennedy, Justin Matthew Sargent & More

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, and other classic pop hits of the 1960s, will play a commercial engagement beginning March 4, 2024

Auditions to be Held for Toronto Production Of Disney's THE LION KING

Audition information is now available online for the new Toronto production of Disney’s The Lion King.

Chilina Kennedy, Crystal Lucas-Perry & More to Star in A SIGN OF THE TIMES at New World Stages

Chilina Kennedy, Ryan Silverman, Justin Matthew Sargent and Crystal Lucas-Perry will star in A Sign of the Times featuring the songs of Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield and more. Off-Broadway.

Disney's THE LION KING is Coming to The Hobby Center in Summer 2024

The Lion King will once again leap onto the Hobby Center stage on Thursday, July 11, 2024 for a limited four-week engagement through Sunday, August 4, 2024.

THE LION KING to Open a New Toronto Sit-Down Production

Toronto will become the first city in North America to have a second sit-down production of Disney’s The Lion King. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Full Casting Announced fo ABT's THE NUTCRACKER at Segerstrom Hall

ABT Artistic Director Susan Jaffe has released principal casting which will include Devon Teuscher as Clara, the Princess, and Joo Won Ahn as The Nutcracker Prince on Opening Night, Friday, December 8.

THE LION KING Celebrates 26th Anniversary on Broadway

The Lion King celebrates its 26th anniversary on Broadway today, Monday, November 13th.  

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces 2023 Holiday Concerts Featuring Megan Hilty and More

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present an incredible lineup of festive performances to make this season merry and bright, including international music sensations, timeless dance, esteemed recording artists, lively outdoor activities, and a Christmas Broadway classic. Find out about the upcoming concerts here!

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Cast For American Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the cast for American Ballet Theatre's production of The Nutcracker. Get the latest news on ABT's The Nutcracker casting.

Tis The Season For Holiday Fun At Segerstrom Center For The Arts!

Celebrate the holiday season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts with a lineup of festive shows including The Nutcracker, Silent Night Silent Disco, and more!

Buddy Holly Hall Premiere Engagement of Disney's THE LION KING Generates Estimated $6 Million Economic Impact

Disney's THE LION KING is coming to The Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, TX, presented by The American Theatre Guild. Check out the latest news and show information.

Disney's THE LION KING On Sale October 30 At Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Disney Theatrical Productions and Segerstrom Center for the Arts announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Monday, October 30, 2023 at 10 AM. 

VIDEO: Watch THE LION KING's Broadway Makeup Team Transform Stephen Carlile into Scar

Watch a video of the Broadway makeup team transforming Stephen Carlile into the iconic villain Scar here!

THE LION KING Will Hold Open Auditions Across The UK

Disney's award-winning musical THE LION KING is holding a nationwide call out for singers and dancers who wish to join the West End company in the future. Learn more about how to attend an audition here!

Richard Hudson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Richard Hudson has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Best Scenic Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for "Leopoldstadt," Best Set Designer at the Olivier Awards for "The Lion King," Outstanding Set Design - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Lion King," Best Set Design at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Lion King," Best Scenic Design at the Tony Awards for "The Lion King," Outstanding Revival-Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Lion King," Best Costume Designer at the Olivier Awards for "Volpone," Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "La Bete," Outstanding Set Design at the Drama Desk Awards for "La Bete," Scenic and Costume Design at The Hewes Awards for "La Bete," Best Scenic Design at the Tony Awards for "La Bête," and Designer of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Performance Season.

Richard Hudson has won several awards for his work in set design. He received the Outstanding Set Design - Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on The Lion King. He also won the Best Set Design award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Best Scenic Design award at the Tony Awards for his work on The Lion King. In addition, Hudson received the Outstanding Revival-Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on The Lion King. He was also recognized for his work on La Bete, winning the Scenic and Costume Design award at The Hewes Awards. Hudson's achievements were further acknowledged when he was named Designer of the Year at the Olivier Awards for the Performance Season.

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