This is the theatre designer Richard Hudson.
He is known for his stunning opera and ballet sets.
The Pique Dame set for the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Set for the NY Met's production of Armida
But he is more widely know as the designer of the sets and costums for The Lion King.
Above Hudson's striking sets for The Lion King
To date The Lion King has been seen by over 65 million people around the world.
I recently recorded an interview with Richard about his life and work. You can listen to it here.
If you are interested in production design for film or theatre there are more of my interviews avaliable below: