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Richard Hudson

 
Bio:
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¬ģ in 1998. He is a Royal Designer for ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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¬ģ in 1998. He is a Royal Designer for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[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

Richard Hudson Biography

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¬ģ 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.

Richard Hudson Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Set Designer
Richard Hudson, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Set Design - Musical Gold Star
Richard Hudson, The Lion King
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Set Design Gold Star
Richard Hudson - , The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Scenic Design Gold Star
Richard Hudson, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Revival-Play Gold Star
Richard Hudson, The Lion King
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Costume Designer
Richard HudsonVolpone
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Choreography
Richard Hudson, La Bete
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Set Design
Richard Hudson, La Bete
 
The Hewes Awards - 1991 - Scenic and Costume Design Gold Star
Richard Hudson, La Bete
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Scenic Design
Richard Hudson, La Bête
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Designer of the Year Gold Star
Richard HudsonPerformance Season

Richard Hudson News

DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater Photo DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m.

Kyle Richardson and More Join the Cast of THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour Photo Kyle Richardson and More Join the Cast of THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

The UK and Ireland Tour of Disney's The Lion King will welcome 12 new members to its cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers this winter. The award winning landmark musical is currently playing a season at Manchester Palace until 11 March, where over 300,000 people will experience the show during the only North West dates.

Video: Watch an All New Trailer for LEOPOLDSTADT on Broadway Photo Video: Watch an All New Trailer for LEOPOLDSTADT on Broadway
by Show Highlights - Nov 22, 2022

An all new trailer has been released for Leopoldstadt on Broadway, featuring footage from the production. Check out the video here!

Aaron Lazar, American Ballet Theater, and More to Play Segerstrom Center This Holiday Photo Aaron Lazar, American Ballet Theater, and More to Play Segerstrom Center This Holiday Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 20, 2022

A magical roster of international music, dance, legendary recording artists and family holiday cheer makes for a most remarkable holiday season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact Photo Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Watch Sir Elton John reflect on the enduring magic of THE LION KING in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

VIDEO: Heather Headley Sings 'Shadowland' in Honor of THE LION KING's 25th Anniversar Photo VIDEO: Heather Headley Sings 'Shadowland' in Honor of THE LION KING's 25th Anniversary
by Team BWW - Nov 14, 2022

Heather Headley took to Instagram to share a video of her singing 'Shadowland' in honor of the 25th anniversary of The Lion King. Heather Headley originated the role of Nala in The Lion King, which celebrated their anniversary last night at the Minskoff Theatre.

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Photo Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet here!

Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highligh Photo Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highlighting 'The Circle of Life'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions has partnered with ArtClass‚Äô Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, also known as the Brooklyn-based directing duo, ‚ÄėJams x Bash,‚Äô to collaborate on a branded short film, Generations, the first of its kind for a Broadway production in celebration of The Lion King‚Äôs historic 25th Anniversary on Broadway. Watch the film here!

American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerst Photo American Ballet Theatre's Captivating Production Of THE NUTCRACKER Returns To Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces the return of SoCal's favorite holiday tradition - American Ballet Theatre's captivating production of The Nutcracker.  Co-presented by the Center and ABT with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker is the beloved holiday story based on The Nutcracker and the King of Mice written by E.T.A. Hoffmann and set to a magical score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky that will be performed live by Pacific Symphony.

Richard Hudson Videos

Video: Watch an All New Trailer for LEOPOLDSTADT on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Watch an All New Trailer for LEOPOLDSTADT on Broadway

by Show Highlights - Nov 22, 2022

An all new trailer has been released for Leopoldstadt on Broadway, featuring footage from the production. Check out the video here!

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Videoplay
Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highligh Videoplay
Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highlighting 'The Circle of Life'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions has partnered with ArtClass‚Äô Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, also known as the Brooklyn-based directing duo, ‚ÄėJams x Bash,‚Äô to collaborate on a branded short film, Generations, the first of its kind for a Broadway production in celebration of The Lion King‚Äôs historic 25th Anniversary on Broadway. Watch the film here!

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Videoplay
Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! Videoplay
BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.

BWW TV: Celebrate THE LION KING's Anniversary With a Look at Scar's Makeup Process Videoplay
BWW TV: Celebrate THE LION KING's Anniversary With a Look at Scar's Makeup Process

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2019

Broadway has officially been experiencing the circle of life for 22 years because today is the anniversary of the Disney hit musical The Lion King! To celebrate, we're taking you backstage to see what it takes to transform into one of Broadway's nastiest villains. Head to the Pridelands with the video below for a look at Broadway's Scar, Stephen Carlile, getting into character at the Minskoff Theatre!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the  Videoplay
VIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the West End

by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE LION KING in London, commuters at King's Cross Underground Station have been able to experience the show up-close, with surprise performances, costumes, masks and puppets from the show on display, giveaways, and more!

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at THE LION KING Bringing Its Giraffe To Life Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at THE LION KING Bringing Its Giraffe To Life

by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2019

The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving us a look backstage at the productions' intricate giraffe puppet from the show's iconic opening number, Circle of Life. Head to the Pridelands with this video!

VIDEO: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at THE LION KING Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at THE LION KING

by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2019

The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving Business Insider a look backstage at the productions' intricate puppets and set design. Head to the Pridelands with the full video!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Cir Videoplay
VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Circle of Life' Music Video

by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019

The Lion King - the most successful title in musical theatre history - passes another historic milestone this week, welcoming its 100,000,000th guest worldwide. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 productions have played in 100 cities around the world on every continent except Antarctica.


Richard Hudson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Richard Hudson been nominated for?
Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King , Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for Volpone , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for La Bete , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for La Bete , Scenic and Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for La Bete Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for La Bête and Designer of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Performance Season .

What awards has Richard Hudson won?
Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King, Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Revival-Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King Scenic and Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for La Beteand Designer of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Performance Season.