KSCH Peter Simonischek
KSCH PETER SIMONISCHEK studied at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in his home town Graz. Already as a student Peter Simonischek appeared at the Schauspielhaus Graz, later engagements at the Stadttheater St. Gallen as well as in Bern, Darmstadt and at the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus. As of 1979 he was a member of the ensemble of the Berliner Schaubuhne for 20 years. At the Salzburg Festsival Peter Simonischek played the title role of Torquato Tasso and as Okeanos in Prometheus, gefesselt by Peter Handke adapted from Aischylos in 1982 and in 1988 as Horch in Canetti´s Hochzeit and as Leonid in Tschechow´s Kirschgarten in 1995. From 2002 to 2009 Peter Simonischek played the title role in Jedermann.
Since the season 1999/2000 Peter Simonischek is engaged at the Wiener Burgtheater, where he has played in numerous plays by many different authors like Friedrich Schiller, Heinrich von Kleist or Henrik Ibsen, Odon von Horvath, Jon Fosse and Albert Ostermaier. Since the 1970s Peter Simonischek regularly plays in cinema films. At the Wiener Staatsoper, he has been heard as Frosch.