Manuel Schmitt comes from Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany). He graduated from the Bavarian Theater Academy August Everding in Munich with his production of Philipp Glass' Galileo Galieli. He also studied philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy. Manuel Schmitt is a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association in Munich and plays the piano and the cello.
Manuel Schmitt staged Boris Blacher's Romeo and Juliet at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Die Perlenfischer and Rossini's Otello at the Musiktheater im Revier, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein at the Trier Theater, as well as the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. At the Staatstheater Nürnberg he staged McNally's Masterclass and the world premiere of Alpha - ein Männerabend, as well as the world premiere of Requiem für einen Lebenden for the Opera Festival of the Bavarian State Opera. He also stages the german tourproduction of the Broadway Musical "Ghost". His documentary Glass Between Us has been shown at international film festivals. For this work, Manuel Schmitt was named "best director of a short documentary" by the International Filmmaker Festival Berlin. He regularly accepts invitations to guest lectureships at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.
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