Brigitte Lebaan

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Brigitte Lebaan

Brigitte Lebaan , b. Lebahn, (born September 9, 1926 in Liebemühl , East Prussia , † November 20, 1988 in Essen ) was a German actress and Diseuse .


Brigitte Lebaan grew up in East Prussia and graduated from high school shortly after the war. With Hans Günther von Klöden , she completed her training at the Hanover Drama School and was engaged at the theater there .


From Hanover she moved to Erich Schumacher at the Städtische Bühnen in Essen and remained loyal to this house until 1985. Lebaan was initially involved as a youthful naive, but then grew more and more into character roles. In the German premiere of Peter Weiss stage play Die Versicherung in 1971 she played the leading role of Erna under the direction of Hans Neuenfels . The highlights of her career as an actress included roles by Gerhart Hauptmann , such as Mrs. John in the Rats (1977, directed by Henri Hohenemser ) and mother Wolffen in the beaver pelt (1981).

As a chansonnette , Brigitte Lebaan gained the highest recognition in the entire German-speaking area with a variety of programs, some of which she developed with Alfons Nowacki . In 1974 she appeared in the Düsseldorf Kom (m) ödchen with the program “People are funny people, ha, ha!”. In 1987 the ZDF showed them in the program “Des Wahnsinns kesse Menschen” by the Berlin voles . Her performances of Claire Waldoff's songs received attention .


Brigitte Lebaan was the oldest daughter of the dentist Werner Lebahn. Her marriage to director Jochen Thau has sons Martin Thau and Oliver Thau (producer of the films Urban Explorer and The Captain of Nakara ). She died in 1988 at the age of 62 and was buried in the Essen Park Cemetery.


  1. Little bandit ballad
  2. Horsehair cut up
  3. My wife wants to poison me
  4. Waiting room ballad
  5. Forms food
  6. interview
  7. Litter broadcast
  8. Ole Pinelle
  1. The old quality
  2. If you ask me
  3. The clochard
  4. Suppliers or The Secret Seducers
  5. Foggy weather
  6. Illustrated song
  7. Big city love
  8. Love letter or company diary
  9. Notice of loss
  10. Cultural guardian of cultural goods
  11. Diogenes
  12. The life of a soldier is funny
  13. Ice age
  1. Who is throwing clay? (Waldoff / Paul Ortmann)
  2. Why shouldn't he be with her ...? (Walter Mendelssohn)
  3. ... said the Kabutschke to me (unknown)
  4. Nutt-Nutt-Nutt (Walter Mendelssohn)
  5. Four stations (music: Erich Einegg , text: Claire Waldoff)
  6. My little Paul is gone (music: Otto Stransky , text: Felix Josky )
  7. Because of Emil his indecent lust (music: Paul Strasser, text: Julian Arendt)
  8. Herrmann heest 'he (Walter Mendelssohn)
  9. Family Jänseklein (music: Erich Einegg, text: Erich Kersten)
  10. Oh Jott, what are the men stupid! ( Willi Kollo )
  11. Out with the men ...! ( Friedrich Hollaender )
  12. I can't go home at ten (music: Claus Clauberg, text: Erich Kersten)
  13. Zillelied (music: Willi Kollo, text: Hans Pflanzer)
  14. The dog (unknown)
  15. Die Dame mit'n Avec (music: unknown, text: Kurt Tucholsky )
  16. Why does Vladimir love me? (Music: Hans May ; Text: Robert Gilbert )
  • The sawed-up lady , with Alfons Nowacki, 1983 City of Essen
  1. The sawed-up lady (text and music: Friedrich Hollaender)
  2. Doing and testing (text: Fritz Graßhoff , music: Alfons Nowacki)
  3. Where do the holes in the cheese come from ( Kurt Tucholsky )
  4. A child screams (text: Walter Mehring , music: Alfons Nowacki)
  5. Inventory (text: Jacques Prévert , German: Kurt Kusenberg , music: Alfons Nowacki)
  6. A Neanderthal man (text and music: Günter Neumann )
  7. Are you a personality? (Text: Kurt Tucholsky, Music: Alfons Nowacki)
  8. The emergency brake (text and music: Friedrich Hollaender)
  9. The pear tree rhapsody (text: Rudolf Nelson , music based on Franz Liszt )

TV recording

  • Paul Foster : Elisabeth Eins , Brigitte Lebaan in the role of the witch Pata Sola and Catherine de Medici. Directed by Liviu Ciulei


  • Franz Feldens: 75 Years of the Essen Municipal Theaters. History of the Essen Theater 1892–1967 . Rheinisch-Westfälische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1967.
  • Herbert Hauck : Theater in Essen 1974–1978. A documentation. Photo review of the 1974–1978 seasons . Wuppertal 1978.
  • Helga Mohaupt, Rudolf Majer-Finkes: The Grillo Theater: History of an Essen theater building. 1892-1990 ; with documentation by Rudolf Majer-Finkes; Bonn: Bouvier, 1990, ISBN 3-416-80661-1
  • Jürgen Dieter Waidelich : Essen plays theater: 1000 and one hundred years; for the 100th birthday of the Grillo Theater. Vol. 1 (1992) and Vol. 2 (1994), ECON-Verlag, ISBN 3-430-19454-7

Web links


  1. ^ Hans Neuenfels: Das Bastardbuch , Staging Directory 1971, Edition Elke Heidenreich 2011, ISBN 9783641062880
  2. ^ Poster (1974) , Kom (m) ödchen
  3. TV Monday, March 16 11 p.m. ZDF. Des madness kesse people , In: Der Spiegel 12/1987 of March 16, 1987, online at
  4. "Brigitte Lebaan sings Claire Waldoff" by Manfred Sack, Die Zeit , November 28, 1986, 49/1986
  5. The adventurous Simplicissimus Teutsch ( Memento of the original from June 23, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Contributors  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. ↑ `` Adele, Adele, the gold in your throat '' , German National Library
  7. If you ask me , German National Library
  8. ^ The sawed-up lady , German National Library