Philip Zandén is a multifaceted Swedish actor and stage director. Since his breakthrough in 1981 as Mozart in the play Amadeus at Stockholms Stadsteater, he has appeared in several classic theatre plays and in numerous film and television productions. With his extensive theatre experience and musical heritage, it was not a long step to start directing both theatre plays and opera. He is now an established director with a wide and impressive track record in opera, musicals and theatre.
Philip Zandén’s current and recent highlights as a stage director include the contemporary musical If Then, by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, at Malmö Opera, American Idiot, a musical theatre about the American punk band Green Day at Malmö Opera and Circus in Stockholm, the debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm with Don Pasquale (Donizetti), the musical Leva livet (Living life) at China Theater in Stockholm, Taken at Midnight, by Mark Hauhurst, at Stockholms Stadsteater, Diplomacy by Cyril Gely and Sarah Bernhardt by John Murrell, Art, a play by French Yasmina Reza, at Stockholms Stadsteater, Job’s sufferings by Hanoch Levin at The Jewish Theatre and an acclaimed production of Strindberg’s The Father at Stockholms Stadsteater.