Thomas Dannemann, born 1968 in Brandenburg, studied at the Ernst-Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin from 1990 to 1994. Since then he has worked as an actor, director and author. His first engagements took him to the Burgtheater in Vienna and the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. Subsequently he had engagements at the Schaubühne Berlin, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. There he worked with directors such as George Tabori, Rolf Winkelgrund, Jürgen Gosch, Thomas Langhoff, Ruth Berghaus, Barbara Frey, Tom Kühnel, Thomas Ostermeier and Burkhard C. Kosminski. In addition to his work as an actor, he has also been working as a director since 2001, including for the Staatstheater Stuttgart, Schauspiel Köln, Staatstheater Hannover, Residenztheater Munich and Schauspiel Leipzig. For film and television, he has worked for directors such as Markus Imboden, Stefan Krohmer, Christoph Hochhäusler, Matti Geschonneck and Sebastian Schipper. In 2004 he received the award for Actor of the Year from the critic jury of the magazine Theater heute for his performance in Sommergäste (director: Jürgen Gosch, 2004). At the Schauspielhaus Bochum he will direct Die vereinigten Staaten von Amerika gegen Herbert Nolan in the 2019/20 season, a collaboration with the Folkwang University der Künste and can be seen on stage in Johan Simon’s Iwanow.

Current roles:

  • Michail Michailowitsch Borkin in Iwanow

Past roles: