Howard Hudson
Lighting Designer
Agent(s): Helen Mumby


Howard has been nominated for Best Lighting Design for a Musical at the 2023 Tony Awards for his work on & Juliet. He also won the 2020 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Lighting Design and was also nominated for an Olivier Award.

Current and forthcoming credits include: & Juliet (UK Tour, US Tour, German Tour, Shaftesbury Theatre, West End, Toronto, Australia & Broadway); Starlight Express (Troubadour);  A Chorus Line (Curve, UK Tour, Saddler’s Wells); Here & Now (UK Tour).

Theatre credits include: The Phantom Of The Opera (Riyadh); I Should Be So Lucky (UK Tour); Just For One Day (Old Vic/Toronto); The Little Big Things (West End – Soho Place); In Dreams (Leeds Playhouse/Toronto);  When Winston Went To War With The Wireless (Donmar Warehouse); Orlando (Garrick Theatre); Titanic The Musical (UK/International Tour); Steel Magnolias (UK Tour); Blackmail (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); 9 to 5 The Musical (Savoy, West End, Australia Tour); 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, 101 Dalmatians (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:  Ariadne Auf Naxos (Opera Bologna); Rigoletto, 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.