Cusch Jung

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© Janet Calvert
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© Janet Calvert

Facts

Languages
English, French
 

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

ON THE TOWN

Theatre

Musikalische Komödie
Leipzig Premiere 26.1.2019

The Girl of the Golden West

Theatre

Oper Leipzig
Premiere 29.9.2018
Spielzeit 2018/19

CASANOVA

Theatre

Musikalische Komödie
Leipzig
Spielzeit 2018/19

Lovemusik

Theatre

Musikalische Komödie
Spielzeit 2018/19

DOKTOR SCHIWAGO

Theatre

Musikalische Komödie
Leipzig Spielzeit 2018/19

Theatre Directing

2018/19

On the town
Musikalische Komödie
Leipzig

2018

The Girl of the Golden West
Oper Leipzig
Casanova (Lortzing)
Musikalische Komödie
Leipzig
Doktor Schiwago
Musikalische Komödie
Leipzig

2017

My Fair Lady
Oper Wuppertal
dir.: Cusch Jung
LoveMusik
(Bertolt Brecht)
Musikalische Komödie Leipzig
dir.: Cusch Jung
Leipzig

2016/2017

My Fair Lady
(Henry Higgins)
Festspiele Bad Hersfeld
dir.: Cusch Jung

2016

Die Piraten
(Piratenkönig)
Musikalische Komödie Leipzig
dir.: Cusch Jung
Leipzig
Dracula
Musikalische Komödie Leipzig
dir.: Cusch Jung

2015

My Fair Lady
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Cusch Jung

2014

West Side Story
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
dir.: Cusch Jung
Peter Pan
Bühnen Halle
dir.: Cusch Jung

2013

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

2012

A Night in Venice (Johann Strauss)
Theater St. Gallen
dir.: Cusch Jung
The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)
Musikalische Komödie Leipzig
dir.: Cusch Jung

2011

On the town (Leonard Bernstein)
Volkstheater Rostock
dir.: Cusch Jung
choreography

2010

Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn/Bricusse)
Musikalische Komödie Leipzig
dir.: Cusch Jung
choreography

2008

Mozart
Freilichtbühne Tecklenburg
dir.: Cusch Jung
best short-term-musical in 2008

2007/08

Cabaret
(the emcee)
Theater St. Gallen
dir.: Cusch Jung

2007

Jekyll & Hyde (Musical) (Wildhorn/Bricusse)
Freilichtspiele Tecklenburg
dir.: Cusch Jung / Claudio Bueno
choreography

2005

On the town (Leonard Bernstein)
Volkstheater Rostock
dir.: Cusch Jung / Claudio Bueno
also choreography
Fiddler on the Roof (Stein/Bock/Harnick)
Theater St. Gallen
dir.: Cusch Jung / Claudio Bueno
choreography

2004

Kiss me, Kate (Cole Porter)
Freilichtspiele Tecklenburg
dir.: Cusch Jung / Claudio Bueno
choreography

2003-2004

My Fair Lady (Loewe/Lerner)
(Prof. Higgins)
Theater St. Gallen
dir.: Cusch Jung / Claudio Bueno

2002

A Girl like the Star-Sprankled Banner (Neil Simon)
Komödie im Bayerischen Hof
dir.: Cusch Jung
Munich

2000

Claire Waldoff-Ihr Leben
Tribüne
dir.: Cusch Jung
Berlin
Every little crook and Nanny (Evan Hunter)
Hansa-Theater
dir.: Cusch Jung
Berlin
Meine Herren, heute sehen Sie mich Gläser abwaschen
Kurt Weill Festival Dessau
dir.: Cusch Jung

1999

A Girl like the Star-Sprankled Banner (Neil Simon)
Tribüne
dir.: Cusch Jung
Berlin

1996

Alles nur Theater! (Hans-Christian Lange)
Theater des Westens
Berlin

1995

revues, specials
Theater des Westens
own choreographies videotaping by the SFB
Berlin

Voice-Over and Dubbing Directing

2001

Cradle Will Rock (Tim Robbins)
Berliner Synchron
dir.: Synchronregie: Cusch Jung