Singer, Actress

Ute Lemper

Singer, Actress

Ute Lemper

"She was a mix of the sensual and the powerful and Lemper gives that fusion an exquisite airing in this memorable production."
Limelight Magazine
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Samantha Scully
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Laura Vivio
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Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper’s career is vast and varied. She has made her mark on the stage, in films, in concerts, and as a unique recording artist on more than thirty CDs over 40 years. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin cabaret songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht, and the chansons of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Jacques Prevert, Nino Rota, Astor Piazzolla, her own compositions, and pieces by many others. She is also known for her portrayals in musicals and plays on Broadway and in Paris, Berlin, and London’s West End.

Lemper won the British Laurence Olivier Award and the American Theater World Award for her performance as Velma Kelly in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway. Additionally, she received the French Moliere Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Paris and numerous other international music and theater awards. Lemper has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards in the Best Classical Vocal Solo and Best Opera Recording categories.

Lemper tours around the world with numerous theatrical and musical projects. Some of her most notable works include Rendezvous with Marlene Dietrich, which is based on a three-hour telephone call Ute had with Marlene Dietrich in 1987, and Songs for Eternity, a tribute to the songs written by the Jewish prisoners in ghettos and concentration camps during the Holocaust. She enjoys writing and producing her own music. Ute's triptych of poetry set to her own music includes the Bukowski Project, the Pablo Neruda Songbook, and the World Music Collage with words by Paulo Coelho.

Lemper formed her artistic identity as a young German woman in the early '80s, living actively in the West Berlin theater community before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The worldwide releases of her early Kurt Weill albums catapulted her path into a mission, a responsibility, and an artistic journey to address themes about humanity's failures and facing the crimes of the past. Only through grief and constant dialogue can one learn and carry the trauma as a responsibility as an artist and as a human being.

She sings in five languages and has brought her projects to the five continents for the last four decades. She lives in New York with her four children: Max, Stella, Julian, and Jonas. She recently completed her autobiography, which has become a best-selling book in her native country of Germany.

contact
Stefana Atlas
Managing Director
email
Samantha Scully
Managing Director
email
Joshua John
Associate Manager
email
Laura Vivio
Artist Manager
email
General Management
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