Born in Herne in 1984, growing up in Bochum, Nadia Migdal began playing the violin at the age of five and won first prizes in the musical competition "Jugend musiziert". She stopped her persued ice hockey career, when she first saw a performance at the Playhouse in Bochum at the age of twelve. During highschool she played various roles there. In 2005, she began studying acting at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), where she finished her master's degree in 2010 (MA). After playing at the Zurich Playhouse and at the Theater of the Arts in Zurich, she was already signed with the State Theater in Tübingen while still studying.

In 2007, she received the sponsorship award of the Armin-Ziegler Foundation, and at the „Theater Summit of German speaking Drama Schools“ in 2008, she won both jury and audience award with the musical-theater production «You must remember this». In 2011, she was nominated as the best young actress in the well renowned magazine "Theater Heute", and in 2017 she was nominated for the German Comedy Award for the sketch comedy TV show„Knallerkerle“.

In 2013, Nadia Migdal moved to Vienna to work as a freelancer, for instance at the Salzburg State Theatre, at the Klosterspiele Wettingen, Switzerland, at the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zurich and at the Vienna Burgtheater. In seasons 2015/16 and 2016/17 she was engaged at the Theater Trier. Since 2017 Nadia Migdal lives mainly in Tel Aviv and works as a freelancer in different constellations, for example with the theater collectives Korso-op Kollektiv and Prinzip Gonzo as well as at the State Theater Saarbrücken. Together with the actress and performance artist Gina Haller she was invited to the Herzliya Artist Residency, Israel, in 2018, where they kicked off their mutual project "Thank you for your tragedy I need it for my art".  

Nadia Migdal also works for film and television and is currently based in Berlin and Tel Aviv.

Awards/Nominations

 

2017 Nomination German Comedy Award for «Knallerkerle»

2011 Nomination Best Young Actress «Theater heute»

2008 Jury and Audience Award at the Theater Summit of German speaking Drama Schools

2007 Sponsorship Award Armin-Ziegler-Foundation

Theater

Freelancer 2017-

 

Korso-op «Tristesse Royale» ∙ Marchand/Migdal/Schopka ∙ Bakunin ∙ Korso-op, Saarbrücken

Prinzip Gonzo «GAME OVER» ∙ Prinzip Gonzo ∙ Aléya ∙ State Theater Saarbrücken

Korso-op «Das Folgenreich» ∙ Marchand/Migdal/Schopka ∙ Isa ∙ Korso-op, Saarbrücken

Goetz «Bloodsisters» ∙ Goetz ∙ Valerie ∙ Wild Wendy Productions, Zürich

 

Theater Trier 2015-2017

 

Molière «Molière» ∙ Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson ∙ Elmire

Mann «The Magic Mountain» ∙ Christina Friedrich ∙ Frau von Mallinckrodt

Bernstein «Peter Pan» ∙ Róbert Alföldi ∙ Tinker Bell

Shakespeare «The Winter´s Tale» ∙ Marco Štorman ∙ Florizell

Migdal «Portrait of my jewish grandparents: Róża and Leon» ∙ Nadia Migdal ∙ Nadia Migdal

Jacoby and Laufs «The Schöller Boardinghouse» ∙ Lydia Bunk ∙ Josephine Krüger 

Goethe «Faust 1» ∙ Ronny Jakubaschk ∙ Gabriel

Verne «Around the World in Eighty Days» ∙ Annette Raffalt ∙ Miss Fix

Senkel und Zaimoglu «Black Virgins» ∙ Jakub Gawlik ∙ Virgin

Schwab «Präsidentinnen (First Ladies)» » ∙ Anne Sokolowski ∙ Grete

Wilde «Bunbury» ∙ Gerhard Willert ∙ Gwendolyn Fairfax

 

Freelancer 2013-2015

 

Goethe «Faust 1 & 2» ∙ Carl Philip von Maldeghem ∙ God ∙ Salzburg State Theater

Rudnick «The naked Eye» ∙ Marco Dott ∙ Sissy ∙ Salzburg State Theater

Shakespeare «Much Ado about Nothing» ∙Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson ∙ Hero ∙ Klosterspiele Wettingen

Andersen «The Snow Queen» ∙ Annette Raffalt ∙ Wolke ∙ Burgtheater Vienna

Cromme «Remote Heat» ∙ Katharina Cromme ∙ Medea ∙ Playhouse Gessnerallee Zürich

 

State Theater Tübingen  2009-2013

 

Medwedew «Irina – A Hairdresser / The Toad» ∙ Elina Finkel ∙ Irina / Toad

Hoffmann «Little Zaches, Great Zinnober» ∙ Christina Rast ∙ Mrs Rosenschön

Bechtel «68» ∙ Clemens Bechtel ∙ Gudrun Ensslin

Zeller «Talks with Astronauts» ∙ Marion Schneider-Bast ∙ Olanka

Zeh «Corpus Delicti» ∙ Jenke Nordalm ∙ Mia Holl

Shakespeare «Troilus and Cressida» ∙ Simone Sterr und Ralf Siebelt ∙ Cressida

Bulgakow «The Master and Margarita» ∙ Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson ∙ Margarita

Lausund «Benefiz - Everybody is saving an African» ∙ Ralf Siebelt ∙ Christine

Sartre «Dirty Hands» ∙ Alexander Nerlich ∙ Jessica

Hübner «The Company Thanks» ∙ Paul-Georg Dittrich ∙ Naomi

Moodysson «Together!» ∙ Maria Viktoria Linke ∙ Lena / Margit

Goldoni «Servant of two Masters» ∙ Michael Helle ∙ Smeraldina         

 

Acting School  2005-2010

 

Crimp «Fewer Emergencies» ∙ Moritz Schönecker ∙ One ∙ Playhouse Zürich

Stierle «You must remember this» ∙ Sophie Stierle ∙ Frau ∙ Theater of the Arts Zürich

Freyer «Porno for Beginners» ∙ Andreas Kriegenburg ∙ Jürg ∙ Theater of the Arts Zürich

Clavadetscher «Together» ∙ Sophie Stierle ∙ the Woman ∙ Playhause Hamburg

 

Playhouse Bochum  2003-2005

 

Wedekind «Lulu» ∙ Christina Paulhofer ∙ Scarlett

Lorca «Blood Wedding» ∙ Jürgen Kruse ∙ first girl

Ionesco «The Bold Singer» ∙ Moritz Schönecker ∙ Mrs. Smith

Büchner «Leonce and Lena» ∙ Jan Philipp Gloger ∙ Rosetta

 

Film/TV

 

«Aktenzeichen XY... unsolved» ∙ ZDF ∙ Bettina Braun ∙ Bianca Klimke ∙ 2018

«Knallerkerle» (2 seasons) ∙ Sat 1 ∙ Antoine Monot Jr. ∙ main cast ∙ 2016-2018

«Lake War» ∙ moonwolf production ∙ Norman Schenk ∙ Gabi (lead) ∙ 2014

«Am besten Südwesten» ∙ Imagefilm SWR ∙ Frank Schneider/Isa Prahl ∙ lead∙ 2012

«Run.Out» ∙ Final Project of MA Studies at the ZHdK ∙ Nadia Migdal ∙ Tanja Kling (lead) ∙ 2009

«Master of the Situation» ∙ Film Academy Luzern ∙ Antshi von Moos ∙ Woman ∙ 2009

«Gender Studies» ∙ Shortfilm ZHdK ∙ Monica Amgwerd ∙ Tessa (lead) ∙ 2008

«The frog and the princess» ∙ FAMU Prag ∙ Pernella Raffalt ∙ Princess (lead) ∙ 2007

 

Further

«und ich bin ich denn ich - female composers and poets in dialogue» Schumannfest Bonn 2019

«Thank you for your tragedy I need it for my art» Artist Residency Herzliya, Israel 2018

«Will the Suffering ever end? - Poetry, songs and letters by the jewish Poet Ilse Weber» Reading, since 2014

Education

 
Zürch University of the Arts (ZHdK) 2005-2010
Master of Arts
Skills

 

Violin (professional)

Piano

Ice Hockey

Table Tennis

Pool

Languages

 

German

English (US)

Swedish

Hebrew

French

Spanish

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