Hardy Rudolz Franz Moser/Josef von Bauernfeld
After his international training, Hardy Rudolz made a name for himself as an actor, singer, director and choreographer, not only at major German theatres but also as principal chanteur at the Lido de Paris, and as Inspector Javert in LES MISÉRABLES in London’s West End, where he was the first German-speaking musical performer to be a hit with international audiences. For over a decade, this grand old man of German musicals appeared as a soloist in numerous major roles at the Theater des Westens in Berlin, and more recently at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. His hits in Hamburg include Munkustrap in CATS, the Phantom and Raoul in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and Georges in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. A number of TV stations have broadcast portraits of him and he has performed in TV music programmes and series. Hardy Rudolz can be heard as a soloist on numerous musical compilations and complete recordings. He lent his voice to countless “Sesame Street” characters, and was both the speaking and singing voice of Pharaoh Ramses in Steven Spielberg’s “The Prince of Egypt” and of Monsieur Firmin in the film version of “The Phantom of the Opera”. His most recent major shows have been EVITA, SUNSET BOULEVARD, KISS ME, KATE, THE FLOWER OF HAWAII and, most recently of all, CATS.