Cusch Jung

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© Janet Calvert
v_04_Cusch6.jpg
© Janet Calvert

Facts

Height
178 cm
Hair
Brown
Eyes
Brown
Languages
English, French
Accents
Palatine, Bavarian, Austrian and Hamburg dialect
Training
Education: Staatliche Schauspielschule Berlin
Dance
Jazz-, Step- und Bühnentanz
Sports
motorcyclesport, judo
Instruments
piano, gitar
eternal Showreel
Solo Performances
Song Recital, Gala
Projectpage
 

Biography

Born in 1958, Cusch Jung began acting in his hometown Kaiserslautern at the age of twelve. His first role was Gustav with the horn in EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES . He decided to become an actor and thoroughly studied drama, song and dance. In 1981 he played his first lead in the European premiere of ANYTHING GOES.

In 1984 Helmut Baumann contracted Cush as soloist to the ensemble of the Theater des Westens, and his Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was an instant success. He soon became the audience's darling at this traditional musical house, playing, e.g., Jean-Michel in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and Cliff in CABARET, siding Helen Schneider and Hildegard Knef. In ZUM WEISSEN ROESSL he played Sigismund, in GYPSY Herbie, and in PIRATES he was the King of Pirates. Her performed Tony in the WEST SIDE STORY, appearing in Kassel, Dortmund, Bonn and at the Metropol-Theater Berlin. Other important roles were: Che Guevara in EVITA, Vernon in THEY`RE PLAYING OUR SONG , and Klaus in SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm.

In 1999 Cusch Jung was star attorney Billy Flynn in the successful production of CHICAGO on the stage of the Theater des Westens, the Deutsche Theater München and the Theater in Basel. From 2002 to 2004 he impersonated Harry in the musical MAMMA MIA, and played Rochefort in THE THREE MUSKETEERS in 2005/06.

In 2009 and again 2013 he was the archaeologist-presenter of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS in the german speaking countries.

In 1996 Cush Jung debuted as stage director with ALLES NUR THEATER at the Theater des Westens. He continued in 1999 at the Tribüne producing the German premiere of Neil Simon's A GIRL LIKE THE STAR-SPRANKLED BANNER. In 2000 he staged EVERY LITTLE CROOK AND NANNY, followed by the chorus line arrangements of MEINE HERREN HEUTE SEHEN SIE MICH... in Dessau, and the production of CLAIRE WALDOFF - HER LIFE. Lately Cusch Jung was very successful with the staging of MY FAIR LADY in St. Gallen, performing Higgins himself, with ANATEVKA,CABARET (performing the Conférencier), A NIGHT IN VENICE, and in Rostock, where he put ON THE TOWN on stage as well as in Tecklenburg JEKYLL & HYDE (2007), MOZART (awarded as best short-term-musical 2008 musical-journal Da Capo) and THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO 2011 - 13 in Leipzig (performing Abbe himself).
2010 until 2012 Cusch Jung played "Curtis Shank" in SISTER ACT in the Operettenhaus Hamburg.

Publications

News

Lovemusik

Theatre

Musikalische Komödie
Spielzeit 2019/20

Movies

2010

eMANNzipation
(Dr. Matthias Urban)
PMD Films
dir.: Philipp Müller-Dorn
Berlin

2006

Oomph - Das letzte Streichholz
(the father)
Grandhotel Pictures
dir.: Ken Duken
music video
Berlin

2001

Identity Kills
(Mr. Wüstkamp)
Living Films
dir.: Sören Voigt
Berlin

1985

Otto - Der Film
(Heino)
Rialto Filmproduktion
dir.: Otto Waalkes
Berlin

Tv

2003

Adelheid und ihre Mörder
(Horst Landvogt)
ndF
dir.: Stefan Bartmann
Hamburg

2002

SOKO L.E. - Die Antwort auf alle Fragen
(Maximilian)
UFA
dir.: Oren Schmuckler
Leipzig

2001

Dr. Sommerfeld - Neues vom Bülowbogen
(Arnold Glaser)
NFP
dir.: Ilse Biberti
Berlin
Edel & Starck
(Wolfgang Münchberg)
Phoenix Film
dir.: Ulrich Zrenner
Berlin

2000

Streit um Drei - Wurm drin
(Edgar Andersch)
Televersal
dir.: Wolfram Hundhammer
Berlin
Rosamunde Pilcher - Küste der Träume (Das Puppenhaus)
(Tony Palmer)
UFA Fernsehproduktion
dir.: Dieter Kehler
Great Britain

1999

Fieber
(Bernd)
NDF
dir.: Marian Wajda
Berlin
Um Goethes Willen!
(various)
HR
dir.: Volker Kühn
Wilhelmsbad
Dr. Sommerfeld - Neues vom Bülowbogen
(Tonio)
FFP
dir.: Karsten Wichniarz
Berlin

1998

April Hailer Show
(various)
Ufa Fernsehproduktion
choreography
Cologne
Salto Kommunale
(construction worker)
Polyphon
dir.: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Berlin

1997

Im Namen des Gesetzes - Doppelpack
(defence lawyer Hinz)
Opal Film
dir.: Jürgen Brauer
Berlin

1995

Guten Morgen, Mallorca
(Leander)
ARG tv
dir.: Carsten Wichniarz
Mallorca
Der Havelkaiser
(count Schönhoff)
Neue Filmproduktion
dir.: Eberhard Piper
Berlin
Die Drei
(inspector Kroll)
Nostro Film
dir.: Bernhard Stephan
Berlin
Zwischen Liebe und Verrat
(record producer)
Neue Filmproduktion
dir.: Herbert Ballmann
Berlin

1994

Praxis Bülowbogen
(Andreas Galuda)
NFP
dir.: Wolf Dietrich
Berlin

1993

Jottweedee
(Berlin-Revue) SFB
dir.: Helmut Baumann

1992

Ein Fest für Cole Porter
(singer, choreographer)
SFB
dir.: Klaus Lindemann
Berlin
Gute Zeiten schlechte Zeiten
(Antonio Sander)
Ufa Fernsehproduktion
dir.: Manuel Siebenmann
Berlin

1988

Kurt-Weill-Revue
SFB
dir.: Klaus Lindemann
(videotaping)
Berlin

1987

Bei Wiecherts nebenan
(pedicurist)
Novafilm
dir.: Rob Herzet
Berlin

1986

Wartesaal zum kleinen Glück
(young man)
Novafilm
dir.: Rob Herzet
Berlin

1985

Lindenstraße
(singer)
Geißendörfer Filmproduktion
dir.: Hans W. Geißendörfer
Cologne

Theatre

2019

Jesus Christ Superstar
(Pontius Pilatus)
Staatstheater Augsburg
dir.: Cusch Jung

2018

West Side Story
(Inspektor Shrank)
Oper Leipzig
dir.: Mario Schröder

2017

Jekyll & Hyde WA
(Simon Stride/Spider)
Musikalische Komödie
dir.: Cusch Jung
Leipzig
My Fair Lady
Oper Wuppertal
dir.: Cusch Jung
MY FAIR LADY WA
(Henry Higgins)
Festspiele
dir.: Cusch Jung
Bad Hersfeld
Hape Kerkelings KEIN PARDON
(Heinz Wäscher)
Musikalische Komödie
dir.: Thomas Hermanns
Leipzig
LOVEMUSIK
(Bertolt Brecht)
Musikalische Komödie
dir.: Cusch Jung
Leipzig

2016

Pirates
(Piratenhauptmann)
Musikalische Komödie
dir.: Cusch Jung
Leipzig
MY FAIR LADY
(Professor Higgins)
Bad Hersfelder Festspiele
dir.: Cusch Jung

2015

IVAN
(Ivan)
Wühlmäuse Berlin
dir.: Cusch Jung
Charleys Tante
(Brassett)
Oper Leipzig Spiegelzelt Augustusplatz
dir.: Franziska Severin
West Side Story
(Shrank)
Oper Leipzig
dir.: Mario Schröder

2014/15

"Mamma Mia!"
(Harry)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Berlin
Berlin

2014

Peter Pan
(Captain Hook/Mr. Darling)
Oper Halle
dir.: Cusch Jung

2013

The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)
(Abbé Faria)
Musikalische Komödie
dir.: Cusch Jung
Leipzig
Walking with Dinosaurs
(Huxley)
The Creature Production Company
dir.: Scott Ferris
tour (Germany/Austria)

2012

The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)
(Abbé Faria)
Musikalische Komödie
dir.: Cusch Jung
Leipzig

2010-2012

Sister Act
(Curtis Shank)
Operettenhaus Hamburg
dir.: Carline Brouwer
Hamburg

2009/10

Walking with Dinosaurs
(Huxley)
The Creature Production Company
dir.: Scott Ferris
tour

2009

Donkeys Years (Michael Frayn)
(Norman Tate)
Renaissance Theater
dir.: Torsten Fischer
Berlin

2008/09

Ich will Spass!
(Herbert)
Colosseum Theater Produktion
dir.: Carline Brouwer
Essen

2008

Mamma Mia
(Harry / Sam (cover))
Theater am Potsdamer Platz
dir.: Paul Garrington
Berlin

2007/08

Donkey's Years (Michael Frayn)
(Norman Tate)
Renaissance Theater
dir.: Torsten Fischer
Berlin

2007

Donkeys Years (Michael Frayn)
(Norman Tate)
dir.: Torsten Fischer
Renaissance Theater / guest performance
Leverkusen

2006/07

Donkey's Years (Michael Frayn)
(Norman Tate)
Renaissance Theater
dir.: Torsten Fischer
Berlin

2005/06

The Three Musketeers (according to Dumas)
(Rochefort)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Paul Eenens
Berlin

2004

Les Misérables (H. de Balzac)
(M. Thénardier)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Gale Edward
Berlin

2002-2004

Mamma Mia
(Harry)
Operettenhaus Hamburg
dir.: Paul Garrington

2002

Cabaret
(the emcee)
Bremer Theater
dir.: Helmut Baumann

2001/02

One Touch of Venus (Kurt Weill)
(Whitelaw Savory)
CPC Theater Produktion
dir.: Jan Oberndorf
Berlin

2000/01

Chicago (Sam Shepard)
(Billy Flynn)
Theater Basel
dir.: Scott Ferris/Melissa King

2000

Chicago (Sam Shepard)
(Billy Flynn)
Deutsches Theater
dir.: Scott Ferris/Melissa King
Munich

1999/2000

Chicago (Sam Shepard)
(Billy Flynn)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Scott Ferris/Melissa King
Berlin

1999

Um Goethes Willen!
(various)
Volkstheater Frankfurt
dir.: Volker Kühn

1998

West Side Story
(Tony)
Oper Bonn
Split Down the Middle (Peter Yeldham)
(Klaus Baeck)
Komödie Berlin
dir.: Stefan Huber
Zu Gast im Admiralspalast
(singer, moderator)
Kurt-Weill-Zentrum
dir.: Peter Lund
Dessau

1997/98

They are Playing our Song (Neil Simon)
(Vernon)
Komödie Winterhuder Fährhaus Hamburg
dir.: Jürgen Wölffer

1997

They are Playing our Song (Neil Simon)
(Vernon)
Komödie Dresden
dir.: Jürgen Wölffer

1995

La Cage aux Folles (Jerry Herman)
(Jean-Michel)
Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
dir.: Helmut Baumann

1988

Evita (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice)
(Che Guevara)
Theater Freiburg
dir.: Jörg Fallheier

1986/87

Evita (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice)
(Che Guevara)
Theater Oberhausen
dir.: Fritz-Dieter Gerhardts
Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice)
(Judas)
Staatstheater Kassel
dir.: Siggi Schoenbom
West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein/Arthur Laurents/Jerome Robbins)
(Tony)
Staatstheater Kassel
dir.: Siggi Schoenbom

1984-1997

Gypsy (Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents)
(Herbie, manager)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Pirates (Arthur Sullivan)
(the pirates' king)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann /Jürg Burth
Damn Yankees (Abbott/Wallop)
(Joe Hardy)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Jürg Burth/U. Dietrich
Berlin
My Fair Lady (Loewe/ Lerner)
(Freddy)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Rolf von Sydow
Berlin
Hello, Dolly (Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart)
(Cornelius)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Anything Goes (Cole Porter)
(Billy, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
UFA-Revue
(Rudi)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Jürg Burth
Berlin
Sweet Charity (Neil Simon)
(Oskar)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Grand Hotel (Davis/Wright/Forrest/Yeston)
(Eric and Baron von Gaigern)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Tommy Tune
Berlin
Im weißen Rössl (Ralph Benatzky)
(Sigismund)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
One Two Three (Ferenc Molnár)
(Mischa)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Cabaret
(Cliff)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Company (George Furth/Stephen Sondheim)
(Harry)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
La Cage aux Folles (Jerry Herman)
(Jean-Michel)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Kurt Weill Revue
(various)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Guys and Dolls (Frank Loesser)
(Angie the Ox and Nathan)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin
Peter Pan
(Cecco)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Anna Vaughan
Berlin
Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice)
(Judas)
Theater des Westens
dir.: Helmut Baumann
Berlin

1983-1984

The Fantasticks (Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones)
(Matt)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Matias Bleckman
Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice)
(Judas)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Attila Lang
Mother Courage (Bertolt Brecht)
(Schweizerkas)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Jean-Paul Anderhup

1979-1982

Einer muß der Dumme sein/Le dindon (Georges Feydeau)
(Victor)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Horst Vincon
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (Brian Clark)
(John)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Horst Vincon
I’m getting my act together and taking it on the road (Nancy Ford)
(Jake)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Hartmut H. Forche
Mephisto (Klaus Mann)
(Lorenz)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Paul Bäcker
Dangerous Liaisons
(Prevan)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Hartmut H. Forche
Das Wirtshaus im Spessart
(Felix)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Herbert Adler
Annie Get Your Gun (Irving Berlin/Fields)
(Mac)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Sepp Spangler
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (Dale Wasserman)
(Ruckly)
Bühnen der Stadt Lübeck
dir.: Hans Thoenies

1976-79

As You Like It (Shakespeare)
(second lord)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Wolfgang Blum
Chicago (Sam Shepard)
(various)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Wolfgang Blum
Silk Stockings (Cole Porter)
(various)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Irene Mann
On the Town (Leonard Bernstein)
(various)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Larry Fuller
Girl Crazy (Gershwin)
(singer)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Larry Fuller
Fiddler on the Roof (Stein/Bock/Harnick)
(the fiddler on the roof)
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern