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Michael Schrodt

Michael Schrodt, born in 1972, comes from Hanau/Main. He first studied theatre studies and Latin American studies and then transferred to the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst »Ernst Busch« in Berlin in 1997. His first permanent engagement took him to the Schauspielhaus Leipzig in 2001. In the 2008/09 season he was engaged at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. He worked with directors such as Wolfgang Engel, Markus Dietz, Volker Lösch, Peer Boysen, Enrico Lübbe, Holk Freytag, Beatrix Schwarzbach and Andrea Thiessen. In the following nine years, Michael Schrodt was a member of the ensemble at the Hans Otto Theater Potsdam and performed there, among other roles, as Völker in Fassbinder's »Lola« (director: Bruno Cathomas), Carlos in Goethe's »Clavigo« (director: Annette Pullen), Hauptmann in Büchner's »Woyzeck« and Sosias in Kleist's »Amphitryon« (both director: Julia Hölscher), in the title role of Gogol's »Revisor« (director: Peter Kube), as Bülow in »Schach von Wuthenow« by Theodor Fontane (director: Tobias Wellemeyer), Just and Riccaut de la Marlinière in Lessing's »Minna von Barnhelm« (director: Isabel Osthues), in a Brecht rock concert (director: Niklas Ritter), as the Magician King in »Tales from the Vienna Woods« by Ödön von Horváth, Sims/Papa in »The Net World« by Jennifer Haley and in Dostoyevsky's »Crime and Punishment« (both directed by Alexander Nerlich). At the Theater Bielefeld he took on the role of Dunois in Schiller's »The Maid of Orleans« in the production of Christian Schlüter, in »Charly's Aunt« directed by Mareike Mikat and also in »The Imaginary Sick« in the roles of Beralde and Monsieur de Bonnefoy in the production of Christian Schlüter. At the Staatstheater Augsburg, he appeared in »Der Zauberberg« in a production by André Brücker, among others. Schrodt has also appeared in numerous television productions, including Soko L.E. and Polizeiruf 110, »Das Massaker von Magdeburg« (Arte) and »Die Familienanwältin« (RTL). He is also the narrator for numerous audio book recordings for BUCHFUNK Leipzig,, radio plays and radio features for MDR-Kultur and Deutschlandfunk. Schrodt has also worked in independent and cross-genre theatre productions such as »Holzfällen. Eine Erregung« a Thomas Bernhard evening; »English Strings« - Shakespeare's sonnets and music of the Renaissance with the Potsdam Chamber Orchestra; »Schuld und Sühne« - dance theatre/live music based on Dostoyevsky; Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Oper Leipzig, Theater unterm Dach Berlin, readings and various short film projects.