Michael Gempart

Having come into the world in 1941 in Winterthur (Switzerland), Michael Gempart received his acting training at the Bühnenstudio Zürich from 1957-1960. His first roles took him to the Schauspielhaus Zürich and Stadttheater Bern. From 1959-1963 he was a member of the ensemble at the Theater Basel, where he worked with directors such as Heinz Hilpert, Rudolph Spalinger and Erich Holliger. In 1964 Gempart transferred to the Bayerische Staatsschauspiel München, where he was active until 1973, with a one-year break. After that he worked as a freelance actor at venues such as the Deutschen Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Theater Neumarkt Zürich, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Münchner Volkstheater, Theater Basel, Schauspielhaus Zürich and the Salzburger Festspielen, working together with various directors including Barbara Bilabel, Hartmut Wickert and Luc Bondy. In addition to this, Gempart had a close collaboration with German director Christoph Schlingensief. In 2003 he performed in ATTA ATTA – Art has broken loose at the Volksbühne Berlin, in 2004 in Bambiland and in 2009 in Mea Culpa at the Burgtheater Wien, where he was a member of the ensemble. In addition to his work in the theatre, he can also be seen in many film and television productions including: Das Boot ist voll, Finsterworld and Der Bestatter.