- Published on %date%
- Editorial office Haus der Kunst
Michaela Steiger was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and completed her acting training in New York with both Susan Batson (Actors Studio) and Herbert Berghof. She was first an ensemble member at the Theater Basel where, under the direction of Frank Baumbauer (amongst others), she worked with such as directors Jossi Wieler, Andreas Kriegenburg, Frank Castorf and Barbara Frey. She then went on to the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, where she played Cressida alongside Werner Schroeter and David Mouchtar Samurai in the production "Troilus and Cressida". Under the directorship of Thomas Ostermeier, Steiger joined the ensemble of the Schaubühne in Berlin, working again with Barbara Frey (playing Mother Ubu in "King Ubu"), Thomas Ostermeier (in "Greed" by Sarah Kane) and on dance productions by Luc Dunberry (such as "Seriously"). Over the course of the next few years, Steiger appeared in numerous productions at the Hamburger Schauspielhaus, Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, Gorki Theater Berlin, Zürcher Schauspielhaus, the Münchner Kammerspiele (playing Christine in "Mourning must wear Elektra", dir. Stefan Pucher; Ms. Prantl in "Faith, Love, Hope" dir. Stephan Kimmig) and to the Comédie de Geneve, From 2011-2016, she was an ensemble member at the Residenztheater in Munich, where she performed as Marquise de Mertieul in "Dangerous Liaisons" (dir. Katrine Wiedemann), in Frank Castorf's "Journey to the End of the Night", "The Land" by Peeping Tom, and "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant" (dir. Martin Kuseij). Since the commencement of the 2016/17 season, Steiger is working with the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, where she is to appear in productions of Roger Vontobel ("Gilgamesh Epic", "Medea") and Bernadette Sonnenbichler ("Fabian").
In addition to theater commitments, Michaela Steiger also works for film and television.