Angelika Milster – The diva of the musical

Angelika Milster, the name that is synonymous with the unusual, unique, extraordinary, extravagant, rare… Embodied in a woman, the "Diva of the musical".

Angelika Milster is born in Neustrelitz and grows up in Hamburg. At the age of twelve she began to take singing lessons and attended the prestigious acting School of Margot Höpfner from 1968 to 1971. Already for her first role in "My worries I would have" she gets 1975 the Ernst Lubitsch Prize.

After a trip to the world of Cabaret at the Düsseldorfer Kom (m) Ödchen She then plays 1983 the role that changes her life sustainably: in the German-language first performance of the musical worldwide success "Cats" in Vienna she takes over the part of the Grizabella. "Remembering" becomes her recognition song and makes Angelika Milster the musical star number one in the German-speaking world. She gets her first own television show ("My Musical House", 1985) and is awarded with the Golden Europe and a golden record.

It has also become very noisy abroad. For the European tour of his song cycle "Songs & Dance" in the year 1988, she is chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber for the role of Emma, and with the "Kurt-Weill-revue" from the Theatre of the West Berlin she takes part in 1991 in Paris and Washington. She remains loyal to the theatre of the West in the following years and plays there among others Leading roles in "Ufa Revue" (1992), "Blue Jeans" (1994), "Hello Dolly" (1995) and "Gypsy" (1996).

On television, Angelika Milster becomes a sought-after actress in series such as "The Country Doctor" (ZDF), "Salto communal" (ZDF), "Mama Is Impossible" (MDR) and "Körner & Mutt" (SAT1) as well as in films such as "The King of Dulsberg" (1994, with Götz George), "Club Las Piranjas" (1995, with Hape Kerkeling) and "All because of Robert De Niro" (1996, with Götz Alsmann).

From 1994, Angelika Milster takes on some CDs with Popschlagern. For the first album "I Love You" she gets 1996 the German record price echo. Another echo nomination follows in the year 2000. A year later she returns to the theatre stage and is seen in Hamburg in the German premiere of the musical "Mozart!".

A completely different musical direction follows at the beginning of 2002: for a series of church concerts Angelika Milster is working out a completely new repertoire of classical and spiritual songs. Audiences and press alike are equally enthusiastic, so this program has been an integral part of their annual concert performances since then.

In the same year she presents herself on the crossover CD "Milster." In an unprecedented musical variety: she interprets songs from film and musical, sings pop and Schlager, but also shows interpreters like Elvis Presley, Queen and abba their reverence and ensures In addition, with their interpretations of classics such as "Granada" and "Torna a Surriento" for surprises. Her artistic versatility continues to prove her success in the years to come. Thus she speaks in the dubbed version of the Hollywood film "Shrek 2" The role of the good fairy, takes over the title in "Lysistrata" at the ancient festival in Trier and illuminates in the programme "opinion" together with the actor Max Crutchl in the Theatre of the voles in Berlin the grievances of today's society.

After a Christmas CD ("wholeheartedly") and another crossover album ("With The Eyes of Love") she enters 2006 with the Tour "the Surprise Festival of folk music" in more than 50 cities and can be found in the RTL-comedy series "Angie" once more with the funny side Their acting talents.

At the request of many fans, she released a new CD with Schlager-oriented titles in the spring of 2008 ("I Say yes"). As a live artist Angelika Milster remains one of the most popular interpreters in the country. From the New Year's Eve Gala 2006 with the Radio Orchestra of the WDR to the concert 2008 with the SWR Big band, from her Christmas program "Swinging Christmas" to the gala concert "Diva Maxima", which she in August 2008 in Dresden together with Montserrat Caballé, Milva and the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, it can convince all places with its wide-ranging repertoire. She returns to the musical in May 2009 with the solo program "I Am Like Me", celebrating his acclaimed premiere in the Essen Grillo theatre, and in the same year she has been on the stage of the Berlin Renaissance Theatre in the Songdrama "eternally young". The production will be awarded 2010 with the audience award of the Berlin Theatre Club.

In addition to theatrical activity, Angelika Milster is expanding her church concert tours in the coming years. Their programmes "encounters" and "wholeheartedly" are visited by enthusiastic audiences throughout Germany at well over 500 concerts. 2013, a new CD will be released under the title "You've Brought me luck", with Angelika Milster and others. is a guest at "Welcome to Carmen Nebel" and the ZDF TV garden.

From autumn 2016, Angelika Milster is to be seen in the title part of the musical premiere "Doris Day-day by day" at the Schloss Park Theater in Berlin. Over thirty performances take place in front of the sold-out house. In January 2017, the premiere of "Wishing Children" follows at the Berlin Renaissance Theatre, where it is also visible with the play "eternally young".
In the summer of 2017, Angelika Milster started her new solo concert programme "Milster singt musical" with four successful preview concerts in Austria. 2017/18 There are further individual concerts of this program, in autumn 2018 then the big Germany tour with 14 dates.
In the meantime "Doris Day – Day by day" goes on tour nationwide and Angelika Milster takes over from 24. September 2017 again a great challenge and at the same time a real highlight for the singer and actress: the role of "Norma Desmond" in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard" at the Thuringian Philharmonic in Altenburg and Gera: the summer 2018 Was under the motto "Im Weißen Rössl"-Angelika Milster excelled to the great delight of her visitors at the Renaissance Theater Berlin. From September 2018 she embodies the "Tangolita" in Paul Abrahams operetta "Ball im Savoy" at the theatre Lübeck. And at the end of the year, the theatrical production "in the Interplay of Love" is celebrating a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher (book and lyrics by Claus Beling U. Music by Richard Blackford) premiere in Austria and Germany. All dates can be found on the Tour data page.

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André Bauer studied piano and clarinet in Zurich and Paris. 1968 was his first engagement at the Zurich Opera House. In addition to his conducting activities, he worked as a composer and arranger. With his commitment as musical director at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich and Basel, he established his penchant for film and acting music.

His career is always closely connected with the most prestigious names of musical life, so he worked together with directors such as Hans Hollmann, Hans Neuenfels, Aria Zinger, Prof. , Leopold Lindberg and much more. He produced, composed and conducted for BMG Ariola, Polydor, Universal, EMI, CBS and Sony Music, looks back on over 80 productions at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Schillertheater Berlin, State Theatre Bonn and the Basel theatres, and wrote For two Israeli ballet productions the music.

1980 produces André Bauer Musik "The Last Days of mankind" for the Vienna Festival/ORF (director: Hans Hollmann). First encounter with Peter Wake up.

In 1982, Peter wakes up as director of the theatre at Vienna. André Bauer becomes musical director and chief conductor at the theater in Vienna. Here he conducts the acclaimed German-language premiere of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals "Cats" and produces the award-winning phonogram with gold and platinum awards for the success of the stage.

1985 on the occasion of his first tour of Japan, André Bauer brings together international pop and jazz musicians with members of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. The album "Midnight Cruise", produced by André Bauer, represents an inspiring fusion of the elements of jazz and classical music, a genre that no longer lets the successful musician do: crossover.

In 1987 André Bauer leaves the theatre at Vienna and works as a freelance composer, conductor and producer. For over 90 films and TV series, including "Tatort" (ARD), "a Case for two" (ZDF), "a Bayer on Rügen" (33 episodes, SAT1), "The visit of the Old Lady" (International production with Maria Schell), etc.

Angelika Milster and André Bauer have been collaborating artistically since 1983. The great successes of the singer, such as The albums "Masterpieces", "MILSTER.", "I Say yes", "with the Eyes of Love" and "You brought me luck" as well as countless concert programs are produced by him and directed by music. The private connection is also stable: Since 1987, the two have been married.