Tamás Ferkay

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Tamás Ferkay (born May 1941 in Budapest ; † November 7, 2014 ) was a Hungarian actor, musical performer, director and screenwriter who worked mostly in Austria and, after 1989, also in Hungary.

Live and act

Before Ferkay fled to Austria in 1957, he already appeared in Budapest as a child actor on radio and film. In the 1990s he was artistic director of the Porcia Comedy Games in Spittal an der Drau and the Perchtoldsdorf Summer Games for several years . He also appeared as a musical singer at the Landestheater St. Pölten .

As a director, he worked for both ORF and Hungarian television as a director and screenwriter.

One of his last productions together with Andreas Berger were in the Seegrotte in Hinterbrühl The Man from La Mancha , where he also played Sancho Panza , and Faust .

He is buried at the cemetery in Hinterbrühl.

Direction and acting

He directed 150 productions in the fields of opera, operetta, musical and drama on well-known stages.

  • Extract from directorial work:
    • Say goodbye , Wiener Metropol , 2004
    • The Kid , Thalia Theater, Budapest, 1994
    • Chess , Thalia Theater, Budapest, 1992 as a continental premiere
    • The love of the three oranges , Hollybush Festival, New Jersey, 1987
    • The Devil and the Dear God , Schauspielhaus Graz , 1984
    • Carmina Burana , Split Summer Festival, 1982
    • Lohengrin , Teatro Liceu , Barcelona, ​​1980


Filmography (selection)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Authors: Ferkay, Tamás ( Memento from December 11, 2014 in the web archive archive.today )
  2. writers / authors: Ferkay, Tamás .
  3. Director Tamas Ferkay died at the age of 73 in Standard from November 9, 2014, accessed on December 11, 2014
  4. District papers : Last curtain for the director , Mödling edition, December 11, 2014
  5. Tamás Ferkay was awarded the Lower Austrian Badge of Honor in district papers accessed on December 11, 2014