Manuel Rubey

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Manuel Rubey (2013)

Manuel Rubey (born March 26, 1979 in Vienna ) is an Austrian singer , actor and cabaret artist .


Rubey studied philosophy and political science for four semesters . He completed an acting training at the Krauss drama school in Vienna and initially played in various short films.

Moonlight (2008)
Family Lässig (2015)

In 2002 he was co-founder and subsequently the singer and frontman of the rock band Mondscheiner , some of whose members had already been doing cabaret and music together in the 1990s. With Das what wir sind , the Mondscheiner also entered the charts in 2006. In November 2009 the band announced their breakup, and in 2010 a farewell tour followed.

From 2004 to 2006 Rubey was engaged as a theater actor at the Landestheater Linz in the u \ hof: Children's and youth theater division . He also appeared in the pieces Picoletto (2006) and King Lear (2007).

He was shown to the cinema audience in the title role of Falco - Damn, We're Still Alive! (2007), a film adaptation of the life of Falco . This was followed by a role alongside Karl Merkatz in Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga (2008), the movie for the television series A real Viennese does not go under . Two years later he also played the role of René Sackbauer in the sequel Echte Wiener 2 - Die Deppat'n und die Gspritzt'n . In spring and summer 2011 Rubey was in front of the camera in the series Braunschlag by David Schalko and Borgia .

In 2011 Rubey and Thomas Stipsits presented the joint cabaret program Triest in Vienna's Rabenhof Theater , for which they were awarded the main prize of the Austrian Cabaret Prize. In the same year he also played in porn with Jaschka Lämmert , Philipp Hochmair and Robert Palfrader at the Rabenhof Theater . In addition, the internet series fauner consulting came into being from autumn 2011 with him in the leading role of Franz Fauner.

As a new musical project, the band Familie Lässig was created in 2014 together with Boris Fiala , Gunkl , Kyrre Kvam , Cathi Priemer and Gerald Votava .

In 2015, the series Altes Geld followed, the second part of Schalko's planned series trilogy on the subject of greed and corruption. Also in 2015, together with Stipsits, he celebrated the premiere of the Gott & Söhne cabaret program in the Wiener Stadtsaal .

From 2017 he played the role of the ghost of Crown Prince Rudolf in Mayerling (Singspiel by Ernst Molden) at the Vienna Rabenhoftheater.

In January 2020 he premiered his first solo cabaret program Goldfisch in the Wiener Stadtsaal.

In addition to his professional activities, Rubey supports various social projects and campaigns against right-wing extremism . On his homepage, he also spoke out in favor of the resignation of the then third President of the National Council, Martin Graf (FPÖ). In 2016 he was part of the personal committee for the presidential candidacy of Alexander Van der Bellens . Rubey has been married since 2019.

Filmography (selection)


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Falco - Damn it, we're still alive!
  AT 7th 02/22/2008 (9 weeks)
  • 2008: Falco - Damn it, we're still alive! (Soundtrack)
  • 2018:… your Lise - the physicist Lise Meitner in exile (audio book © 2018 Buchfunk Verlag / Leipzig)


  • 2011: Trieste with Thomas Stipsits
  • 2015: Gott & Sons with Thomas Stipsits
  • 2020: Goldfish (Solo)



Rubey and Stipsits, Austrian Cabaret Prize 2012

Web links

Commons : Manuel Rubey  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Die Presse : Manuel Rubey: Landestheater, Mondscheiner, Falco , July 10, 2007
  2. Manuel Rubey as Rene Sackbauer ( Memento from January 10, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Rabenhof Theater : PORNO , accessed on January 21, 2012
  4. Who is the Lässig family?
  5. Courier: "Gott & Sons": Charming Wuchteldrucker , article from October 1, 2015, accessed on October 3, 2015.
  6. Manuel Rubey presents his first solo cabaret with "Goldfisch". In: January 10, 2020, accessed January 11, 2020 .
  7. Manuel Rubeys solo cabaret: The tragic hero in Neobiedermeier. In: . January 10, 2020, accessed January 11, 2020 .
  9. Gars: "Secret" wedding: Manuel Rubey got married! Accessed August 21, 2020 .
  10. ^ Fauner Consulting
  11. Chart discography Austria
  12. Werner Rosenberger: Manuel Rubey: "The I as a disaster scenario". In: . January 6, 2020, accessed January 6, 2020 .
  13. ^ Kurier: Two jokers for the first time - Ybbsiade award for Thomas Stipsits and Manuel Rubey. . Article dated April 15, 2016, accessed August 6, 2016.