Kristian Nekrasov ( former Wanzl),
born in Ingolstadt / Germany, grew up in the small Bavarian town of Neuburg an der Donau.
After high school, he left Germany for three years
(1985 – 1988) and moved to Switzerland, to attend the diploma acting education at the Schauspiel-Akademie Zürich.
He then made his way into a variety of theater engagements, including Schauspiel Bonn, at the Municipal Theatre of Münster, the Theater Ulm and the LTT Tübingen. After eleven years of intensive work in the theater with over 60 roles including a long list of main parts as Alceste in “Misanthrope” by Moliere, Prior Walter in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America”, Orestes in “Andromache” of Racine or Lopachin in Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” he moved his permanent residence to Berlin, where he now lives since the end of 1999.
This was followed by numerous guest engagements among others at the Staatstheater Hannover, the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, the German Theatre Berlin and the Berliner Ensemble.
In addition to his regular work for theater, Kristian Nekrasov enjoys an excellent reputation in the TV and movie business. He can be seen in numerous television series and TV movies.
Most recently he worked in such movies as “Love Song”, directed by Anne Hoegh-Krohn, “That Tetris Feeling” directed by Pete Walton or “Shut up, Cowboy”, directed by Timo Jacobs.
In addition to his work as an actor, in 1991 Kristian Nekrasov started to work regularly as a stage director. At the Theater Ravensburg, at the Theater Neu – Ulm, and at various theatres in Berlin, such as the European Theatre Institute and the Greenhouse Theatre.
Kristian Nekrasov feels obligated to the artistry of this wonderful profession to always re-train and deepen one’s own abilities and skills.
As a result he now has a deep understanding of very effective methods such as the Sanford Meisner Technique and the Michael Chekhov Technique and has had the privilege to study under incredible teachers such as Susan Batson (New York), who has had a profound influence on his acting.
Kristian Nekrasov’s long time experience as an actor is not the only reason why he became a very popular acting coach, too. Since 1996 he has been working also as a drama teacher and coach. He is one of the leading Meisner teacher in the German-speaking area. All major schools from the Method to Chekhov-Shdanoff to Stella Adler, and many others, including his own, more than 28 years of experience are incorporated into his work.
Name: Kristian Wanzl Nekrasov
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Nekrasov Actor Training
Occupation: Actor, Performance Coach and Theatre Director
Unique traits: http://kristian-nekrasov.com
Susan Batson Studio
Schauspiel Akademie Zürich