John Napier Edit Profile
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.
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. and Jesus Christ Superstar in London's West End. He reworked his original designs for Equus (2007 London production).
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. He was elected Royal Designer for Industry in 1996 and is an Honorary Fellow of the London Institute.
Son of James Edward Thomas and Florence (Godbold) N. Married Andreane Neofitou (divorced). Married Donna King; children: Julian, Elise, James.