Anton Rattinger

© Oliver Betke
© Oliver Betke




Anton Rattinger was born in Möderbrugg (Austria) and he lives in Berlin from 1972 on. He studied drama at Berlin’s Max- Reinhard- Schule, and he achieved a doctor’s degree in psychology at Berlin’s Technical University in 1983. Since1975 Rattinger appeared in many roles on various stages, mostly in Berlin, e.g. the Schillertheater and the Renaissance Theater. He played lead roles in major musical productions, e.g. at the Theater an der Wien and Berlin’s Theater des Westens, appeared in numerous tv features, and participated in German and international cinema productions. Rattinger is a guest lecturer at the University of Arts in Berlin.

From Anton Rattinger’s theatrical work: Edgar Wibeau in THE NEW SORROWS OF YOUNG W. (Städtische Bühnen Bielefeld). Kadett Biegler in SCHWEIJK (Freie Volksbühne Berlin), Plempe in PALME OR THE HURT (Renaissance-Theater Berlin), Phil Murray in COMEDIANS by T. Griffith (Staatliche Schauspielbühnen Berlin), Dr. Bitterim in WOMAN DOCTORS by R. Hochhuth (Freie Voksbühne Berlin), Gus in CATS (Theater an der Wien), Narrator in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Kammerspiele Berlin), Corrino in VOLPONE(Tribüne Berlin), Stiller in 1, 2, 3 and Sander in GRAND HOTEL (Theater des Westens Berlin), Pastor John Hale in THE CRUCIBLE/, Malvolio in WHAT YOU WILL (Berliner Kammerspiele), Simon in HOBSON`S CHOICE (Theater am Kurfürstendamm), Mr. Gabor in LIVE FAST - DIE YOUNG, Tournell in LA PUCE À L´OREILLE (Opernhaus Aachen), Fritz Bernardy in PENSION SCHÖLLER (Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Essen, Leverkusen), Monsignore Rosentreter in THE MIDWIFE (Berliner Ensemble), Anton in MÄNNER (Komödie Berlin) and the stranger in DIE HOSE(Komödie Berlin). Rattinger impersonation of fairy Aurora is a highlight of Peter Lund’s production of CINDERELLA at the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin. After the role of Old Deuteronomy in the production of CATS at the Musical Theater am Potsdamer Platz he played HERR KARL (Berliner Vagantenbühne) and 2008/09 Pickering in MY FAIR LADY in Berlin and Munich. 2010 he was in Hamburg as St. Clair Bayfield in GLORIOUS, 2012/13 Monsignore Howard in SISTER ACT in the Apollo Theater Stuttgart. 2013 to 2016 he was Firmin in DAS PHANTOM DER OPER in Hamburg und Oberhausen.

A selection of cinematic appearances: MARIANNE AND JULIANE/ THE TWO GERMAN SISTERS (Margarethe von Trotta), STAGEFRIGHT (John Joest), LE MUR DE BERLIN (Yves Butler), DR. M. (Claude Chabrol), TE RUA (Barry Barclay), KARNIGGELS (Detlev Buck), HAPPY WEEKEND (Ed Herzog), DEATHLINE (Ralf Huettner), KNOCKING ON HEAVEN´S DOOR (Thomas Jahn), SUMMER STORM (Marco Kreuzpaintner), DIE QUELLEN DES LEBENS and TOD DEN HIPPIES, ES LEBE DER PUNK, ENFANT TERRIBLE (Oskar Roehler).