Thomas Niehaus

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Thomas Niehaus (* 1981 in Lübeck ) is a German actor .


Thomas Niehaus comes from Lübeck, where he grew up with three siblings. His father was a judge ; his mother medical-technical assistant. Niehaus attended an anthroposophical kindergarten in Lübeck and went to a Waldorf school . He played in the theater group of his school up to grade 12. At the age of 12 he applied to a newspaper advertisement in the Lübecker Nachrichten for the role of Michel from Lönneberga for performances on the Lübeck open-air stage, where he was hired for the lead role after a casting in Bad Segeberg and played the role in Lübeck for a summer .

2001-2004 Acting Niehaus studied at the Academy of Music and Drama in Hannover . He gained his first stage experience during his studies in theater performances at the Theater Lübeck and at the State Theater in Hanover (2003/04 season).

Before completing his acting training, Thomas Niehaus received his first permanent engagement at the Berliner Ensemble in 2004 under the direction of Claus Peymann . His first production there in the 2004/05 season was the piece Wolken. Home. And then home from Elfriede Jelinek . He worked at the Berliner Ensemble a. a. with the directors Claus Peymann, Thomas Langhoff , Manfred Karge and Philip Tiedemann.

Niehaus has been a permanent member of the Thalia Theater in Hamburg since the 2009/10 season . In the 2012/13 season he was there in Luk Perceval's production of the Fallada novel Everyone dies for himself as master carpenter Otto Quangel in the lead role. In June 2014 Niehaus also made a guest appearance at the Dresden State Theater with the Fallada production .

For a few years now, Niehaus has also been increasingly seen in film roles. 2017 he played alongside Anja Kling in the TV comedy Twin the rehabilitation Dr. Simon Arping. In the ZDFneo mini-series Brother - Black Power (first broadcast from October 2017), Niehaus took on a continuous supporting role in the series; he played Karsten Mehnert, the owner of a semi-criminal internet shop.

He also works as a radio play speaker . Niehaus lives in Hamburg.

Theater roles (selection)

  • 2004–2008: Berliner Ensemble (member of the ensemble)
    • 2004/05: Andorra (role: Andri, director: Claus Peymann)
    • 2004/05: Nathan the Wise (role: Templar, director: Claus Peymann)
    • 2007/08: Drums in the Night (role: Andreas Kragler, director: Philip Tiedemann)
    • 2007/08: Saved (role: Len, director: Thomas Schulte-Michels)


In October 2014, Niehaus and Julian Greis , Mirco Kreibich , Daniel Lommatzsch, Jörg Pohl, Rafael Stachowiak , André Szymanski and Sebastian Zimmler received the Rolf Mares Prize in the "Best Actor" category for the performance of Moby Dick in Hamburg's Thalia- Theatre.

In May 2017, the performance "When the role sings or the perfect angler" by Thomas Niehaus and his fellow actor Paul Schröder was awarded the critics' and audience awards at the Radikal jung Festival of Young Directors at the Munich Volkstheater .

Filmography (selection)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Thomas Niehaus profile and vita at Retrieved October 7, 2015
  2. a b c d Thalia - this is the new generation In: Hamburger Abendblatt of April 21, 2012. Accessed on October 7, 2015
  3. The information on Niehaus' biography comes from an interview with Niehaus as part of the Thalia Actor's Studio event series. The interview was broadcast on the Hamburg community channel Tide Tv. Accessed October 2015.
  4. a b c d e f g h ( page no longer available , search in web archives: Thomas Niehaus ); Vita; Concert program of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra . Retrieved October 7, 2015@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /
  5. Wortfraß on the appetizer plate In: Berliner Zeitung of March 4, 2005. Retrieved on October 7, 2015
  6. ( page no longer available , search in web archives: everyone dies for himself ) press reviews. Official website of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden . Retrieved October 7, 2015@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /
  7. Brother - Black Power: An Eye for an Eye . Plot and cast. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Emilia Galotti": Schnippisches Schneewittchen performance review . In: Hamburger Abendblatt, January 23, 2012. Accessed October 7, 2015
  9. Hamburg Rolf Mares Prize 2014 awarded . List of award winners. of October 28, 2014. Accessed October 7, 2015
  10. Priced twice ., May 8, 2017. Accessed June 30, 2017