Hedwig Cast

Nigel Francis: Hedwig/Tommy Gnosis

Nigel Francis Nigel studied acting at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London under the direction of Mr. Ralf Jago and voice training of Stewart Pearce.
Since graduating Nigel has had the privilege to work with Maximilian Schell, Mathew Modine, Liliane Montevecchi, Neve Campbell, James Fox and also under the direction of Robert Altman, Kevin Spacey, Tommy Tune and Tony Kaye.
Nigel Francis Productions have produced the Frankfurt production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and in 2013 will produce the German tour of Hedwig and also Justin Butcher' Scaramouche Jones at the International Theatre, Frankfurt.
On TV and Film Nigel has appeared in Looking for Johnny (LFS Films), Rip it Up (Carlton Films & BBC), Ashes (LFS Films), After all this time (Sanctuary Films) and A day in the life (C4 Films) In 1992 Nigel was one of the subjects of Ned Sherrin’s best selling book Loose Neds, Theatrical Anecdotes.

Theatre Credits include:

Diana Nagel: Yitzhak

Diana Nagel Diana was born in Leipzig in 1981. From 2001-2005, Diana trained to be a music teacher at the Dr.Hoch's Konservatorium in Frankfurt am Main, specializing in classical singing. Since 2003 she has been teaching singing and music at the Musikschule in Oberursel.
Some of Diana's theater work includes, Polly in Bertolt Brecht' The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper), Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret, Nancy in Oliver and the plant eating voice of Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors.
Diana is the lead singer in the Hardcore metal band “Faint of Enemy” but has also been studying Jazz and Popular music at der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt.

Carlotta Wüstkamp: Yitzhak K52 & Sinkkasten

Carlotta Wüstkamp The singer-songwriter Carlotta Wüstkamp is new to the musical world but not new to music itself. She writes both songs and lyrics for the band Venus on Mars, together with her duo partner Michael Scheuber. Their debut album "Radio For Help" will be released this spring 2009. With HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH she makes her musical debut on stage.
For more information on upcoming Venus on Mars tour dates, please check out www.venusonmars.de.

The Angry Inch.

Michael Scheuber (Guitar): Skszp/Musical Director.

Michael Scheuber Michael studied classical music sciences in Frankfurt in the early nineties but his true love belonged to pop music and writing songs. In 1992 he signs his first record deal with EMI Germany. 1995 he gets signed with Sony Music.

He releases two albums with Creme 21 as a guitarist and songwriter. He plays everything from small clubs to large stadiums throughout Germany. His band sells more than 100.000 singles, listed several chart entries and was on shows such as Stefan Raab, Harald Schmidt, MTV and VIVA.

But Michael is not an one-hit-wonder - with his follow-up band Chelsea he releases the song "Jennifer Adams", another radio and chart hit that remains Top 100 for weeks.

In addition, Michael produces music for TV series and commercials. In 2003 Michael founds his latest band Venus on Mars together with the singer-songwriter Carlotta Wüstkamp.

Venus on Mars, winner of the German rock and pop award, was signed by Global records in 2008. Their debut album "Radio For Help" will be released this spring 2009.
For more information on upcoming Venus on Mars tour dates, please check out www.venusonmars.de.

Winnie Rimbach-Sator (Keyboards): Krzyzhtoff

Winnie Rimbach-Sator Winfried "Winnie" Rimbach-Sator was born 1984 and lives in Worms, Germany.
He's toured throughout Europe with rock bands that focus on improvisation, like Space Debris, Karmic Society, or Fuoco. Besides that he's also working with projects from a broad spectrum of styles such as Blues, BarJazz and Latin, and he's been a session musician for singer/songwriters and Folkrock artists. Given that, he was able to appear on records with musicians from countries like Peru, Egypt or the US. His main influences are Chick Corea, Jan Hammer, Jon Lord and Esbjörn Svensson.

Bene Baum (Bass): Jacek

Bene Baum Benedikt "Bene" Baum was born in 1983 in Bad Homburg, and plays bass since 1997. During the years he has played in a lot of different bands and musical projekts around Frankfurt. From 2004 to 2007 he was an acting student at the Academy of Stage Arts Oberursel. During that time he made a lot of experiences in acting. He performed in several productions like "Grease" in 2005, "Tanz der Vampire" in 2006, "Tyrannosaurus" in 2007 and "Nachtblind" in 2008. In 2008 he's also started studying philosophy and german literature at the Johann–Wolfgang-Goethe Universtity. Currently he is working on a new album with his band B.E.E.S and teaches bass and acting.

Florian Baum (Drums): Schlatko

Florian Baum Florian Baum, born 1979 in Bad Homburg, plays drums since 1987. During the years he gained a lot of experience playing in several bands. Since 1998 he's writing, producing and recording songs in his own studio.

From 2000-2003 he was a trainee at EMI MUSIC in Köln. From 2003-2005 he has worked for EMI Music in Vienna/Austria as an international product manager and was responsible for such releases as Coldplay („X&Y“ 2005), Lenny Kravitz („Baptism“ 2004), Plaecbo („Once More With Feeling“ 2005) or Mando Diao („Hurricane Bar“ 2005).

From 2006-2008 he wasa student at Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and gets to work with Xavier Naidoo, Yvonne Betz, Kosho (Söhne Mannheims), Gagey Mrozek (Herbert Grönemeyer), Annette Marquardt, Judith Holofernes (Wir Sind Helden), Rhiannon (Bobby McFerrin), Smudo (Die Fantastischen Vier) and Jane Comerford (Texas Lightning). In july 2008 he has graduated from Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.

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