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John Napier (designer)

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Nationality  UK
Name  John Napier

Role  Set designer
Education  Hornsey College of Art
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Born  1 March 1944London
Known for  set designer & costume designer
Awards  Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design
Spouse  Caroline McGee (m. 2014), Donna King (m. 1984–1994)
Nominations  Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Musical
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John Napier (born 1 March 1944) is a set designer for Broadway and London theatrical performances.


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John Napier was born in London. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, studying under notable set designer Ralph Koltai.


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Napier earned a position as an Associate Designer at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has designed for the National Theatre, notably the production of Peter Shaffer's Equus, Trelawny of the Wells, An Enemy of the People and Candide. John Napier has also designed for the Royal Opera House, for Glyndebourne, for the English National Opera and others. He designed Children of Eden, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Jesus Christ Superstar in London's West End. He reworked his original designs for Equus (2007 London production).

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In the United States, in addition to numerous Broadway productions, he designed and co-directed the show for illusionists Siegfried & Roy at The Mirage, Las Vegas. He also designed the Captain EO video starring Michael Jackson for Disney and the Steven Spielberg film Hook.

Honours and awards

Napier's design awards include the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Design for King Lear, Lohengrin, and Burning Blue. Napier has won Tony Awards for Nicholas Nickleby, Cats, Starlight Express, Les Misérables and Sunset Boulevard.

He won the 1987 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design for Starlight Express and Les Misérables and has twice won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design for Cats in 1983 and Starlight Express in 1987. He has won The Critics' Circle Award for set design and twice for the, first in 1989 for Miss Saigon and again in 1997 for Peter Pan.


Napier is a member of the American Academy of Achievement. He was elected Royal Designer for Industry in 1996 and is an Honorary Fellow of the London Institute.

Personal life

Napier married Caroline McGee in June 2014.


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