Nicolas Ofczarek

Nicolas Ofczarek

Born in Vienna in 1971, trained as an actor at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. Ofczarek has been an ensemble member of the Burgtheater since 1994, where he played key roles including with Wolfgang Engel, Claus Peymann, Achim Benning, Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Anselm Weber, Andrea Breth, Martin Kušej, Jan Bosse, Karin Beier, Stephan Kimmig, Stefan Bachmann, Matthias Hartmann, Dieter Giesing and Barbara Frey. In 2006 he played the Bassa Selim in Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio” (co-production with the Vienna State Opera), at the Salzburg Festival from 2010 to 2012 he played Jedermann in the play of the same name by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. He is currently at the Burgtheater as Johnson in John Hopkins’ “This Story of You”, Issac in “Outlaw” by Ayad Akhtar, Hendrik Höfgen in “Mephisto” by Klaus Mann, Neville in “Nice Gifts” by Alan Ayckbourn and from 27 March as Bruno Mechelke in “Die Ratten” by Gerhart Hauptmann directed by Andrea Breth. Nicholas Ofczarek has received numerous awards: in 1998 he received the Josef Kainz Medal, in 2003 the Vienna Actor Ring, in 2005 and 2006 the Nestroy for “Best Actor”, in 2012 the Gertrud Eysoldt Ring and the Nestroyring, in 2017 he was awarded the Honorary title awarded to chamber actors. For the portrait gallery of the Burgtheater, Nicholas Ofczarek was portrayed by Erwin Wurm in 2008. In addition to his theater roles, he can also be seen regularly in film and television, where he worked, among other things. with Xaver Schwarzenberger, Kurt Palm, Peter Gersina, Peter Payer, Barbara Albert, Marcus Rosenmüller, Thomas Roth, Michael Steiner and David Schalko and most recently with Philipp Stennert & Cyrill Boss for the Sky series “Der Pass”.