Manuel Rubey

Few artists manage to play their way into the hearts of their audience in such a versatile way as Manuel Rubey. He was once a singer in the German-speaking band “Mondscheiner” and is currently in the great all-star formation “Familie Lässig”, he successfully performs cabaret, landed a bestseller in 2020 with his book debut “Einmal noch schlafen, dann ist morgen” and is also a sought-after actor in the German-speaking world. Rubey appeared in David Schalko’s cult TV series “Braunschlag” and “Aufschneider” for ORF and as Inspector Merana in the series “Landkrimi” directed by Catalina Molina.
In the cinema he was seen in “Falco – Verdammt, wir leben noch”, in Marie Kreutzer’s novel adaptation “Gruber geht” in the title role. In Johanna Moder’s multiple award-winning hit movie “Waren einmal Revoluzzer” he starred alongside Julia Jentsch and also co-wrote the screenplay. His roles are sometimes quintessentially Viennese, such as in the legendary series “Echte Wiener”, but he also plays many High German roles, such as the murderer in the Stuttgart Tatort “Der Mann, der lügt”.
Rubey has received awards in Austria for all his art forms, whether cabaret, music or acting, including several Romys, the Austrian Cabaret Award, as well as the Amadeus Award with his band “Mondscheiner”.
In February 2021, Rubey will release the audio book “Einmal noch schlafen, dann ist morgen” on Fabrique Records. It has become much more than a simple audio version of the highly acclaimed book text and will also be released with four exclusive bonus songs – all of them independent cover versions produced by Viennese electronic musician and multi-instrumentalist Peter Zirbs.
Songs by Nirvana or Dylan in a neon-coloured electro-synth outfit? Yes, that works out. Matching the context of the book, Manuel Rubey interprets selected favourite song pearls by Nirvana, Tocotronic, Kettcar and Bob Dylan with the necessary wink and a compelling charm that is hard to resist. An extremely diverting work of art! The secret guest star: Rubey’s 10-year-old daughter Luise.
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