Ulrike Walther

Ulrike Walther grew up in Naila in the Franconian Forest and received her training at the Neue Münchner Schauspielschule / Ali Wunsch-König, from which she graduated in 1995.
After a beginner's engagement at the Theater Zwickau, she moved to the Landesbühne Hannover where she received the award "Best Actress of the 2001/02 Season".
Formative roles during this time were Natalie in "Prinz von Homburg", Blanche in "Endstation Sehnsucht" and the title roles in "Hedda Gabler" and "Fräulein Julie".
From 2003 to 2006, Ulrike Walther was engaged at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken, where her roles included "Madame la Peste" in the opera of the same name by Gerhard Stäbler, the Devil in "Don Juan and Faust" by Grabbe and Augustine in "Acht Frauen". Her cabaret solo by Friedhelm Kändler also celebrated its premiere in Saarbrücken.
This was followed by three years as a freelance actress with guest contracts at the Antikenfestspiele Trier, the Schlosstheater Celle, the Theater Kosmos in Bregenz and the Altes Schauspielhaus Stuttgart.
From 2009/10, she was engaged at the Salzburger Landestheater, where she was awarded the "Golden Hanswurst" for outstanding artistic performances as Grace in Nicky Silver's "Pterodactylus" and as Anna Karenina and was voted "Most Popular Actress of the 2011/12 Season" by the audience.
From 2012 to 2021, Ulrike Walther was a member of the acting ensemble at the Meininger Staatstheater.
She appeared in two award-winning productions there: as Frau Flamm in Lars Wernecke's production of "Rose Bernd" and as Gunhild in André Bücker's production of Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkmann". Other important roles in the Meiningen years were Medea, Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard", Martha in "Virginia Woolf", Hecuba in "The Trojan Women of Euripides", Fiona in "The Better Half" and Alexandra del Lago in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird Youth".
Ulrike Walther will be a permanent member of the Marburg ensemble since the 2022/23 season.