Michael Thalheimer was born in 1965 near Frankfurt am Main. In 1985, he started studying acting in Bern and worked as an actor at various city theatres in German-speaking countries before showing to the public the first play he directed at Chemnitz Theatre in 1997. In 2005-2008, he was a managing director and member of the artistic management of the Deutsches Theater Berlin. He directed several performances at the Burgtheater Vienna, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Residenztheater Munich, Thalia Theater, Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre and at Schaubühne Berlin. Since the 2017/18 season, when Oliver Reese took over the artistic management of the theatre, Michael Thalheimer has been a member of the Berliner Ensemble's theatre management, acting as in-house director. At the opening of the season, he staged Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle. Michael Thalheimer's productions have received numerous awards, including the Innovation Prize of the 3sat TV- station, the Berlin Friedrich Luft Prize, the Moscow “Golden Mask” twice and several Nestroy Prizes. Many of his productions have been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen, most recently Medea, in 2013, and to international festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Festival and the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro in Bogotá.
”Applauded on the greatest world stages, awarded at the most important festivals, Michael Thalheimer receives a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his exceptional creations at Thalia Theater, Dresden Playhouse, Deutsches Theater, Salzburg Festival, Schaubühne Berlin, Vienna Burgtheater, and Berliner Ensemble.”
Star offered with the support of: Alpha Bank