Sven Ratzke is that rare thing: a cabaret superstar. He has appeared at many prestigious venues around the world including Lincoln Center NYC, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bertolt Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble in Berlin, the Mexico City Opera House and Arts Center Melbourne. Ratzke’s most recent show, Homme Fatale, toured internationally to critical acclaim. His show Starman, which featured the music of David Bowie, was a smash hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (winner best festival show), toured around the globe and was nominated for the Australian Helpmann Award. Ratzke starred as Hedwig in the Dutch/German production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and was hailed by the show’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell, as “the best Hedwig I’ve ever seen!”
At the moment Ratzke stars as Marlene Dietrich in the hit play MARLENE at the Renaissance Theater in Berlin. Next to his solo and band shows Ratzke toured with several acclaimed orchestra’s like Grammy winning Metropole Orkest, WDR Funkhaus Orchester, Asko Schönberg Ensemble and Holland Barok. He has worked with many legendary performers including Nina Hagen, Rufus Wainwright, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla, opera singer Claron McFadden, cult band The Tiger Lillies and NYC icons Justin Vivian Bond and Joey Arias.