Michael Kunze German version
Michael Kunze began working as a lyricist and record producer at the end of the 1960s. He has written songs for stars such as Peter Maffay, Nana Mouskouri, Udo Jürgens, Peter Alexander and Die Münchener Freiheit, and has produced numerous pop artists. His work has received numerous honours, including 79 gold and platinum records, an Echo Lifetime Award and a Grammy. ELISABETH made him the world’s most successful German-language stage dramatist. His subsequent works DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, MOZART!, REBECCA, MOSES and MARIE ANTOINETTE were all international hits. So far he is the only librettist from the German-speaking world to have been performed on Broadway. In addition to EVITA, he has written the German adaptations of hit musicals like CATS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, A CHORUS LINE, Disney’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Disney’s THE LION KING, MAMMA MIA!, AIDA and WICKED. In 2017, his pop oratorio LUTHER will tour Germany’s biggest venues. Michael Kunze is the author of several books, TV shows, theatre plays, political sketches for cabaret and an opera. He is a member of the Union of German Dramatists and the US Dramatists Guild, Inc.