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Howard Hudson

Lighting Designer
Agent: Helen Mumby


Howard won the 2020 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design for his work on & Juliet, for which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award.

Forthcoming and current work includes: Rigoletto (Opera North); Blackmail (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End);9 to 5 The Musical (Australian Tour).

Theatre credits include: A Chorus Line (Curve Theatre, Leicester); What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Repertory Theatre);Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); 9 to 5 The Musical (Savoy, West End, UK); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly, West End); Romeo and Juliet (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, Garrick, West End); Guys and Dolls; Kiss Me Kate (Sheffield Crucible); Gaslight (UK Tour); Titanic (UK and World Tours); The Little Shop of Horrors; On The Town (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: The Musical (West End, Menier Chocolate Factory and Leicester Curve); Strangers On A Train (UK Tour); In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre); Hedda Gabler; Echo's End; Bedroom Farce; Separate Tables (Salisbury Playhouse); Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate, Northampton); The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Playhouse, Glasgow Citizens Co Production); The Last Five Years (The Other Palace); Queens of Syria (Young Vic); Crazy For You; Tell Me On A Sunday; The Secret Adversary (Watermill & UK Tour) A Little Night Music; Oliver! (Watermill).

Opera and Dance credits include: Street Scene (Opera North); Written On Skin (Opera Philadelphia); The Monstrous Child; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Linbury. Royal Opera House); The Barber of Seville; Mansfield Park (Grange Festival); The Bartered Bride; Fantasio; Fidelio; Vert-Vert (Garsington Opera); Die Fledermaus; Lakmé; La Boheme (Opera Holland Park); Egle Queen of the Serpents (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, Vilnius, choreo. George Williamson).

International credits include: Jersey Boys (Dubai Opera House and International Tour); Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Madagascar: The Musical (World Tour); Titanic (Princess of Wales, Toronto); a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (Folketeateret, Oslo, National Opera, Bucharest and Athens, Greece); Death and the Maiden; Educating Rita (English Theatre Frankfurt); La Cage Aux Folles (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark); Cornelius (59E59, New York); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (City Hall Theatre, Bermuda); Brazouka (UK, South Africa and Australia Tour).

Awards and Nominations: Winner of WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design & Juliet (2020). Nominated for Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design & Juliet (2020); WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design In The Heights (2016), The Little Shop of Horrors (2019). Winner of Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer in 2011, 2012 and 2014.