Katharine Mehrling

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© Jan Windszus
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© Jan Windszus

Facts

Awards
BZ-Kulturpreis 2016
Goldener Vorhang 2010/2013/2015/2016/2018/2019/2023
Großer Hersfeldpreis 2019
Publikumspreis der Bad Hersfelder Festspiele 2019
Height
155 cm
Hair
Blond
Eyes
Green
Languages
English, French (Spanish)
Accents
Bavarian, Hessian and Berlinish
Training
London Studio Centre, Musical Theatre, London;
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York;
Workshops with Alia Hawa (Synapsing, Subtext), London
eternal Showreel
Solo Performances
Musical Performances and Poetry and Literature Readings, e.G. MEHRLING AU BAR
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Videos

Biography

The actress and singer is equally at home on the stage of the Komische Oper as in the intimate Bar jeder Vernunft.
She studied acting and musical theatre at the London Studio Centre and the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York. She made her stage debut in London's West End, at the Old Vic Theatre, in the anti-war musical HAIR.
She has lived in Berlin since 2000, where she has won the audience award "Goldener Vorhang" as Berlin's most popular actress 6 times, among others for her roles at the Komische Oper, the Renaissance Theatre or the Schlosspark Theatre.
In 2016, she was awarded the Berlin Bear, the BZ Culture Prize.
For her portrayal of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL at the Bad Hersfeld Festival's Stiftsruine, she was awarded the Great Hersfeld Prize by the Critics' Jury as well as the Audience Award in summer 2019.
She devotes herself to her love of jazz, Edith Piaf and French chanson in her concerts and on several CDs.
Together with the legendary jazz clarinettist Rolf Kühn, she produced her album AM RANDE DER NACHT with her own songs.
She also gives concerts internationally, such as at the Palais Beauharnais in Paris, Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre New York or at the Edinburgh International Festival, where she presented - with Barrie Kosky at the piano - her Kurt Weill evening LONELY HOUSE.
In 2022 she was Artist in Residence at the 30th Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau and opened the festival with DIE SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN by Brecht/Weill. In the same year she performed it on stage at the Konzerthaus Berlin with the Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
After the great success of LONELY HOUSE, Katharine Mehrling returned to the stage with a staged Kurt Weill Liederabend "MEHRLING! KOSKY! WEILL! ... und mit morgen könnt ihr mich!" to the Komische Oper Berlin.
Recently she can be seen in FREMDER ALS DER MOND at the Berliner Ensemble and as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO at the Komische Oper in Berlins Schillertheater.

Publications

News

FREMDER ALS DER MOND

Theatre

Berliner Ensemble
Spielzeit 2023/24

EWIG JUNG

Theatre

Renaissance Theater
Berlin 11.-16.6.2024

Movies

2007

Valkyrie
(singer)
Achte Babelsberg Film
dir.: Brian Singer
Berlin

2003

Berlin Beshert (filmlet)
(Christine)
dir.: November Wanderin

Tv

2024

Der Palast II - The Show must go on
(Gina Gambetti)
ZDF / Moovie
dir.: Uli Edel
Krakau, Katowice, Berlin

2017

Lie to me
(Tiffany)
Sat 1 / Ufa Fiction
dir.: André Erkau
Cape Town

2015

Traumschiff Mauritius
(Jeannie Franzen)
ZDF / Polyphon
dir.: Hans-Jürgen Tögel

2006

Unser Charly
(the physician)
ZDF / Phoebus Film
dir.: Sabine Landgraeber
Berlin

Theatre

2024

DREI NÄCHTE
Bar jeder Vernunft
Berlin
Die sieben Todsünden
(die Sängerin)
Konzerthaus Berlin
dir.: Katrin Sedlbauer
Dirigat Joana Mallwitz

2023/24

CHICAGO
(Roxie Hart)
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Berlin
Fremder als der Mond
Berliner Ensemble
dir.: Oliver Reese
Berlin

2023

Mehrling! Weill! Kosky! ...UND MIT MORGEN KÖNNT IHR MICH!
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Ein Berlin-Abend mit Songs von Kurt Weill
Berlin

2022

Barrie Kosky's Yiddish Revue
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Berlin

2021/22

Simply Katharine
Bar jeder Vernunft
Berlin

2020/21

IN LOVE WITH JUDY (Garland)
TIPI am Kanzleramt
Berlin

2019/2022

Ball im Savoy
(Daisy Darlington)
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Berlin

2019-2022

Lonely House
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Werke von Kurt Weill mit Barrie Kosky
Berlin

2019

Funny girl
(Fanny Brice)
Bad Hersfelder Festspiele
dir.: Stefan Huber
My Fair Lady
(Eliza Doolittle)
Komische Oper
dir.: Andreas Homoki
Berlin
Neujahrskonzert
(Moderation, Daisy Darlington u.a.)
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Berlin

2018/19

Vive la vie
Bar jeder Vernunft
Berlin

2018

Die Wahrheit
(Alice)
Schlossparktheater
dir.: Folke Braband
Berlin

2017/18

End of the Rainbow (Peter Quilter)
(Judy Garland)
Schlossparktheater
dir.: Folke Braband
Berlin

2017

Mehrling au Bar
Bar jeder Vernunft
Berlin
Ball im Savoy
(Daisy Darlington)
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Berlin
My Fair Lady
(Eliza Doolittle)
Komische Oper
dir.: Andreas Homoki
Berlin

2016-2022

Ewig Jung
(Frau Mehrling)
Renaissance Theater
dir.: Erik Gedeon
Berlin

2016

Mehrling au Bar
Bar jeder Vernunft
Berlin
My Fair Lady
(Eliza Doolittle)
Komische Oper
dir.: Andreas Homoki
Berlin
Next To Normal
(Diana Goodman)
Renaissance Theater / Deutsches Theater
dir.: Torsten Fischer
München
Evita
(Evita Perron)
Ronacher Theater
dir.: Vincent Paterson
Wien

2015

La Vie en Rose - Katharine Mehrling singt Piaf
Komische Oper Berlin
dir.: Dirigent: Enrique Ugarte
My Fair Lady
(Eliza Doolittle)
Komische Oper Berlin
dir.: Andreas Homoki
Next to normal
(Diana Goodman)
Renaissance-Theater
dir.: Torsten Fischer
Berlin

2014

Arizona Lady
(Lona Farrell)
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Berlin
Katharine Mehrling - Piaf au Bar
Bar jeder Vernunft
Berlin
Kiss me, Kate! (Spewack/Porter)
(Kate)
Bad Hersfelder Festspiele
dir.: Stefan Huber
Funny Girl (Styne/Lennart)
(Fanny Brice)
Theater Chemnitz
dir.: Stefan Huber
Ewig jung
(Mrs. Mehrling)
Renaissance Theater / Deutsches Theater München
dir.: Erik Gedeon
Munich
Katharine Mehrling - Piaf au Bar
Bar jeder Vernunft
Berlin

2013

Funny Girl (Styne/Lennart)
(Fanny Brice)
Staatstheater Nürnberg
dir.: Stefan Huber
Ball im Savoy
(Daisy Darlington)
Komische Oper
dir.: Barrie Kosky
Berlin

2012/13

Funny Girl (Styne/Lennart)
(Fanny Brice)
Theater Dortmund
dir.: Stefan Huber

2012

End of the Rainbow (Peter Quilter)
(Judy Garland)
Schlossparktheater
dir.: Folke Braband
Berlin
Am Rande der Nacht
Wintergarten
dir.: Stephan Prattes
own personality show
Berlin

2011-2013

Ewig jung (Erik Gedeon)
Renaissance Theater
dir.: Erik Gedeon
tour

2010/11

The Birds of Alfred Hitchcock (W.W. Murta)
(Tippi Hedren)
Theater Bielefeld
dir.: Kai Kuntze
world premiere

2010

Cabaret (WA)
(Sally Bowles)
Oper Leipzig
dir.: Wolfgang Lachnitt

2009-2011

Ewig jung (Erik Gedeon)
(Mrs. Mehrling)
Renaissance Theater
dir.: Erik Gedeon
Berlin

2009

Jekyll & Hyde (R.L. Stevenson)
(Lucy)
Theater Magdeburg
dir.: Andreas Gergen, Christian Struppeck
Cabaret
(Sally Bowles)
Musikalische Komödie
dir.: Wolfgang Lachnitt
Leipzig

2008

Irma la Douce
(name part)
Tribüne
dir.: Andreas Gergen
Berlin

2007/08

Bleib noch bis zum Sonntag
((One Woman Musical))
Tribüne
dir.: Andreas Gergen
Berlin
Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
(Eponine)
Das Meininger Theater
dir.: Kurt Josef Schildknecht

2007

Cabaret (WA)
(Sally Bowles)
Bar jeder Vernunft
dir.: Vincent Paterson
Berlin

2006

Non(n)sens WA
(Amnesia)
Schlossparktheater
dir.: Andreas Gergen
Berlin

2005

Three from the Gasoline Station (Paul Frank/Franz Schulz)
(Lilian Cossmann)
Schlossparktheater
dir.: Andreas Gergen
Berlin
Wie einst im Mai (Walter und Willi Kollo)
(Ottilie von Henkeshofen)
Schlossparktheater
dir.: Andreas Gergen
Berlin
Piaf (WA)
(name part)
Tribüne
dir.: Gerald Michel/Andreas Gergen
Berlin

2004/2005

Cabaret
(Sally Bowles)
Bar jeder Vernunft
dir.: Vincent Paterson
Berlin
Pinkelstadt (Urinetown)
(Little Erna)
Schlossparktheater
dir.: Andreas Gergen
Berlin

2004

Piaf
(name part)
Tribüne
dir.: Gerald Michel/Andreas Gergen
Berlin

2003-2004

Non(n)sens
(Amnesia)
Tribüne
dir.: Andreas Gergen
Berlin
And the world goes 'round (Kander / Ebb)
(Frau 2)
Stadttheater Bielefeld
dir.: Nico Rabenald
European premiere

2002-2003

Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
(Eponine)
Saarländisches Staatstheater
dir.: Kurt Josef Schildknecht
Saarbrücken

2002

Fletsch
(Daisy / Esther)
Berliner Kriminaltheater
dir.: Andreas Gergen/Gerald Michel

2001

The Threepenny Opera (Bertolt Brecht)
(Polly)
Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel
dir.: Egon Baumgarten
You´re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
(Sally Brown)
Häbse Theater
dir.: Gerald Michel/Andreas Gergen
Basel

2000

You´re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
(Sally Brown)
Kleines Theater
dir.: Gerald Michel/Andreas Gergen
Berlin
Singin' in the rain
(Lina Lamont)
Staatsoperette Dresden
dir.: Gunter R. Eggert

1998-2000

Evita (Webber)
(name part)
Stadttheater Bielefeld
dir.: Gerhard Platiel
Victor / Victoria
(Norma Cassidy)
Staatsoperette Dresden
dir.: Stefan Huber
European premiere

1997-99

Piaf
(name part)
Staatstheater Kassel
dir.: Gerhard Platiel

1997

Some like it hot
(Sugar Kane)
Stadttheater Bern
dir.: Stefan Huber

1996-99

Grease
(Sandy)
Staatstheater Kassel
dir.: Gerhard Platiel

1995

Tony'n Tina's Wedding
(Donna / Tina)
English Theatre
dir.: Marc Urquhart
Frankfurt/Main

1993

Hair
(Chrissy)
The Old Vic
dir.: Michael Bogdanov
London