Home / Biography / Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper

Biography

German chanteuse Ute Lemper was created in the town of Münster in July 4, 1963; after starting piano and dance at age group nine, she considered the stage while participating in the Potential Reinhardt Seminary in Vienna, completing her musical research in Salzburg, Cologne, and Berlin. After starring within the Viennese creation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Felines in 1983, 2 yrs afterwards Lemper essayed the name function within the musical humor Peter Skillet; in 1986, she portrayed Sally Bowles inside a Western revival of Cabaret, earning a Molière honor for her efficiency at Paris’ Théâtre Mogador. Upon completing her function in an worldwide tour spending homage to the life span and repertoire of Kurt Weill, Lemper considered film, showing up in Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books and Robert Altman’s Prepared to Wear — like a documenting designer, her albums included the 1991 pop display Crimes from the Center; a cooperation with Michael Nyman entitled Songbook; and tributes to Weill, Edith Piaf, and Marlene Dietrich. In 1998, she also starred in the Western End creation of Chicago; The Punishing Kiss adopted in the springtime of 2000. But 1 DAY…, the first recording to feature Lemper’s personal compositions since 1997’s Nuits Étranges, made an appearance in past due 2002. Her 1st live recording, Bloodstream and Feathers: Live in the Cafe Carlyle, premiered in middle-2005. Between Last night and Tomorrow made an appearance in ’09 2009. Lemper authorized to Steinway & Sons for the discharge of 2012’s Paris Times, Berlin Evenings, a assortment of tracks by Astor Piazzolla, Chava Alberstein, Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Jacques Brel. After another globe tour, Lemper got on the part of composer in addition to vocalist in cooperation with Argentine bandoneón player-composer Marcelo Nisinman. Forever: The Like Poems of Pablo Neruda, was some tango-inspired tracks to accompany the Chilean poet’s functions. Still inspired like a songwriter, Lemper started dealing with Brazilian writer (and former strike songwriter in ’70s Brazil) Paulo Coelho. She constructed and created a song routine set to choices from his book Manuscript Within Accra. Performed by her very own road band along with a ensemble of worldwide musicians, with agreements by Gil Goldstein and Middle Eastern string graphs by Jamshied Sharifi, The 9 Secrets premiered in Feb 2016. Coelho guested on two of the album’s monitors.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ute Lemper
Date Of Birth July 4, 1963
Height 1.75 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Painter
Education Max Reinhardt Seminar
Nationality German
Spouse Todd Turkisher, David Tabatsky
Children Jonas Turkisher, Julian Lazaar Turkisher, Max Emanuel Tabatsky, Stella Tabatsky
Parents Elfrieda Lemper, Joseph Lemper
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Molière Award for Best Female Newcomer
Music Songs All That Jazz, The Thin Ice, Das lila Lied, Little Water Song, I Am a Vamp!, Ne me quitte pas, September Song, Alles Schwindel, Sex-Appeal, Münchhausen, Maskulinum - Femininum, L'heure bleue, Eine kleine Sehnsucht, Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöre, I Am an Unusual Thing, Raus mit den Männern!, Ich bin ein Vamp!, Tango Ballad, When the Special Girlfriend, Zieh dich aus, Petronella!, Bilbao-Song, Je ne t'aime pas, Peter, Peter, komm zu mir zurück!, Wir wollen alle wieder Kinder sein!, Pirate Jenny, Barbara-Song, Mir ist heut so nach Tamerlan!, Don't Tell Mama, Das Gesellschaftslied, The Case Continues, Der Verflossene, Surabaya Johnny
Albums Berlin Cabaret Songs, Punishing Kiss, Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill, But One Day, Crimes of the Heart, Illusions, All That Jazz: The Best of Ute Lemper, The 9 Secrets, Paris Days, Berlin Nights, Life Is a Cabaret, City of Strangers, Forever, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, Blood & Feathers, Die Dreigroschenoper, Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill, Volume 2, Espace Indecent, Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda, Ute Lemper - But One Day...
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, Nika Award for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement
Movies Roger Waters: The Wall: Live in Berlin, The Michael Nyman Songbook, Prorva, Prêt-à-Porter, Bogus, A River Made to Drown In, Appetite, Ute Lemper: Blood & Feathers, Magic in the Moonlight, Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill, Wild Games, Ute Lemper: The Thousand and One Lives of Ute Lemper: A Trilingual Portrait, A Tribute to Edith Piaf: Live at Montreux, Deauville


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Cites The Rose (1979), All That Jazz (1979), and The Matrix (1999) as her favorite movies.
2 In the late 1980s, early 1990s, she was in a long-term relationship with Volker Schlöndorff. He planned to cast her as Hildegard Knef in a movie based on Knef's autobiography, "The Gift Horse". Bernd Eichinger was going to produce the film which was finally made almost twenty years later as Hilde (2009) with Heike Makatsch in the title role.
3 She lived in Münster (until 1981), Vienna (1981-83), Berlin (1984-85 & 1991-92), Stuttgart (1985), Paris (1986-87 & 1993-97), Frankfurt (1988-89), and London (1989-91 & 1997-99) before finally moving to New York in 1999.
4 Michael Nyman wrote the 1992 album "Songbook" especially for her.
5 Robert Altman had planned to cast her in a remake of Mata Hari (1931), but the movie never came about.
6 Maurice Béjart created a ballet for her called "La morte subite" (1991).
7 She turned down the part in GoldenEye (1995) that was later played by Famke Janssen.
8 Has four children: two children from her first husband David Tabatsky, a son Max Emanuel Tabatsky (b.1994) and a daughter Stella Tabatsky (b.1996); also has two children from her second husband Todd Turkisher - sons Julian Lazaar Turkisher (b.2005) and Jonas Turkisher (b.2011).
9 Quit acting in 2003 due to her career as a singer.
10 She was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical of 1997 for her performance in Chicago.
11 Performed at Roger Waters'' "The Wall Live in Berlin" Concert in July 1990, singing "The Thin Ice" and "the Trial". Also appears in the video release.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic in the Moonlight 2014 Cabaret Singer
Aurélien 2003 TV Movie Rose Melrose
Appetite 1998 Greta
River Made to Drown In 1997 Eva Kline
Wild Games 1997 Carole Valmer
Bogus 1996 Babette
Tales from the Crypt 1996 TV Series Jacqueline
Jiggery Pokery 1994 TV Movie Lena
Rage and Outrage: The Dreyfus Affair 1994 TV Movie
Ready to Wear 1994 Albertine
Pierre qui brûle 1992 TV Movie Anna
Prorva 1992 Anna
Coupable d'innocence ou Quand la raison dort 1992 Catherine Gless
Not Mozart: Letters, Riddles and Writs 1991 TV Movie Mozart
Prospero's Books 1991 Ceres
Jean Galmot, aventurier 1990 Arlette Simon
L'Autrichienne 1990 Marie-Antoinette
Das Erbe der Guldenburgs 1987 TV Series Peggy Brinkley
Drei gegen drei 1985 Marianne

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic in the Moonlight 2014 performer: "It's All a Swindle Alles Schwindel"
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Der Salon am Dienstag TV Series music - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
So You Think You Can Dance 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Romance & Cigarettes 2005 performer: "Little Water Song"
Huips 2004 TV Movie performer: "They call me Naughty Lola"
Kissing Jessica Stein 2001 performer: "When the Special Girlfriend"
Legionnaire 1998 performer: "Mon légionnaire"
Die Eisprinzessin 1996 TV Movie performer: "Birds in Cages"
Pierre qui brûle 1992 TV Movie "Idö Van", "Trouble Man"
Ute Lemper: A Concert from the 1989 Bath International Festival 1989 TV Movie performer: "Mack The Knife", "Surabaya Johnny", "Johnny", "Youkali Tango", "My Ship"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Thousand and Ones Lives of Ute Lemper 1998 TV Movie Herself
Originals in Art: Ute Lemper, a Portrait in the First Person 1997 TV Movie Herself
The Works 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Theatreland 1997 TV Series Herself
HARDtalk 1997 TV Series Herself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series Herself
Celebration Concert - It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow 1995 TV Movie Herself
Victoires de la musique 1995 TV Series Herself
Les victoires de la musique classique 1994 TV Series Herself - Co-Host
Artists for Bosnia: Two Songs and a Poem for Bosnia 1993 TV Movie Herself
Viva Cabaret 1993 TV Series Herself
Illusions 1992/II TV Movie Herself
In Search of Cabaret 1992 TV Movie Herself
Ute Lemper chante Kurt Weill 1992 TV Special Herself
The Michael Nyman Songbook 1992 Documentary Herself
Querido cabaret 1991 TV Series Herself
The Wall: Live in Berlin 1990 TV Movie documentary The Mother (act one), The Wife (act two)
Ute Lemper: A Concert from the 1989 Bath International Festival 1989 TV Movie Herself
Le grand échiquier 1989 TV Series Herself
Einer wird gewinnen 1987 TV Series Herself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Inas Nacht 2013 TV Series Herself
Hallo New York 2013 TV Movie Herself
Der Salon am Dienstag 2012 TV Series Herself
Ànima 2009 TV Series Herself
Bulles de Vian 2009 TV Movie Herself
Musical Showstar 2008 2008 TV Series Herself
NDR Talk Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Legends 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Let's Dance 2007 TV Series Herself - Judge
Miraxes 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man 2006 Documentary Herself
Ute Lemper: Blood & Feathers 2005 Video Herself
Enrique Morente sueña la Alhambra 2005 Documentary Herself
Central Park 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
HermanSIC 2000-2004 TV Series Herself
Thé ou café 1997-2003 TV Series Herself
Nomade Ute Lemper 2003 TV Movie Herself
Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration 2000 TV Movie Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 2000 TV Series Guests
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Kurt Gerrons Karussell 1999 Documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memòries de la tele 2011 TV Series Herself
La mandrágora 2007 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble Prêt- (1994) · Marcello Mastroianni
· Sophia Loren
· Jean-Pierre Cassel
· Kim Basinger
· Chiara Mastroianni
· Stephen Rea
· Anouk Aimée
· Rupert Everett
· Rossy de Palma
· Tara Leon
· Georgianna Robertson
· Lili Taylor
· Forest Whitaker
· Tom Novembre
· Richard E. Grant
· Anne Canovas
· Julia Roberts
· Tim Robbins
· Lauren Bacall
· Lyle Lovett
· Tracey Ullman
· Sally Kellerman
· Linda Hunt
· Teri Garr
· Danny Aiello
·

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Nika Nika Awards Best Actress Prorva (1992)


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!


#Quote
1 I'm a world citizen, and I'm inspired by many different traditions and cultures and music. But it all comes back to me, and to the way I interpret the songs and the poems and the music. That's really a personal interpretation - But there is a little piece of Berlin in everything I do.
2 On her native Germany: I was very critical of my own background - with the way I grew up - and I did not find my surroundings open or tolerant enough. My spirit couldn't run free. I was uptight in that place and I found a vaster freedom abroad.


Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Check Also

Gavin Rossdale

Although grunge was primarily an American phenomenon, London indigenous Gavin Rossdale remaining his mark within …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *