Joachim Meyerhoff

Born in Homburg, Germany in 1967, Joachim Meyerhoff studied acting at the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich from 1989 to 1992. Subsequently, he had engagements including at the Staatstheater Kassel, Theater Dortmund, Bühnen der Stadt Köln and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. From 2002 to 2005, he was a member of the ensemble at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and, from 2005 to 2019, at the Burgtheater in Vienna. He has collaborated in particular with Jan Bosse, Sebastian Hartmann and Herbert Fritsch, as well as with Jürgen Gosch, Stephan Kimmig and Barbara Frey, among others. His accolades include the Nestroy Prize and the Rolf Mares Award for his portrayal of Arnolphe in “Die Schule der Frauen” (“The School for Wives”, directed by Herbert Fritsch, 2014). In 2007, the Theater heute magazine critics’ jury voted him Actor of the Year; in 2017, he won the title again for his performance in “Die Welt im Rücken” (directed by Jan Bosse). In the same year, he was admitted into the Academy of Arts in the Performing Arts section. In addition to his work as an actor, Joachim Meyerhoff is also a writer. The first three parts of his series “Alle Toten fliegen hoch” were invited to the 2009 Theatertreffen in Berlin and have been published as novels. Two further parts were published by 2020 as novels not previously based on stage plays. His novel “Hamster im hinteren Stromgebiet” was published in September 2020. A member of the Berlin Schaubühne ensemble since 2019, he is coming to the Münchner Kammerspiele for the first time for Jette Steckel’s production of “The Fatherless”.