Nils Kahnwald, born in 1984, is a graduate from the Berlin University of the Arts. Already during his studies, he performed several roles at the Deutsches Theater Berlin and at the Maxim Gorki Theater. From 2009 to 2013 he was a member of the Schauspiel Frankfurt ensemble, where he performed in René Pollesch’s “Sozialistische Schauspieler sind schwerer von der Idee eines Regisseurs zu überzeugen” and “Wir sind schon gut genug!” as well as Antú Romero Nunes’ “Abgesoffen” and “Peer Gynt”, among others. He worked with Christopher Rüping for the first time in “Woyzeck”. Since the beginning of the 2013/14 season Nils Kahnwald has been a permanent member of the Schauspielhaus Zürich ensemble. His most recent roles were in “Die zehn Gebote” (The Ten Commandments) by Kieślowski (director: Karin Henkel), Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” (director: Jan Bosse) as well as in René Pollesch’s “Bühne frei für Mick Levčik!”. He is currently performing at the Münchner Kammerspiele in Christopher Rüping’s “Hamlet”.
As of the 2017/18 season, Nils Kahnwald will be a permanent member of the Münchner Kammerspiele ensemble.