Playwrights

Johannes Glück

Johannes Glück, born 1975 in Vienna, is a musical theatre graduate from the Vienna Conservatory. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and an alumnus of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, New York City, which was aptly described by the New York Times as “the Harvard for show tunes”.
2003 Johannes won a scholarship from German GEMA Stiftung for Förderseminar für Textschaffende in der Unterhaltungsmusik held by Edith Jeske, with guest moderators Hans Hee and Christian Bruhn.

Johannes’ biggest success to date is his comedy musical Krawutzi Kaputzi! – Strengstes Jugendverbot (book, lyrics & music) which played from 2007-2010 at Vienna’s renowned Kabarett Simpl and Palais Nowak, a 600 seat theatre specially built for this production. Krawutzi Kaputzi! ran for more than 300 performances and sold over 100.000 tickets. 2010 it was broadcast on Austrian television.

The Vienna Conservatory staged the premiere of his operetta Das Dingsbums das man Liebe nennt at Theater Akzent in 1996 and a revival in 1997. With Nina Schneider, Johannes wrote the musical comedy Das Greingold which was produced in Grein, Austria in 2002.

From 1998 to 2009 Johannes wrote sketches and songs for the Kabarett Simpl Revues
Zeit der Dummheit, Sonne – Sex – Sensationen, Welttag der Nudelsuppe, Zwischen allen Stühlen, Kein schöner Land, Ein grosses Gwirks, Tschüss! Das war der ORF! and Ich bin viele.
His sketch Wien Hütteldorf for actor/comedian Herbert Steinböck has become an Austrian classic.

In 2009 Johannes wrote the German lyrics for the Amstetten and Munich productions of The Full Monty directed by Kim Duddy, and he wrote two songs for Henry Mason’s show Wir sind Linz at Landestheater Linz. For theatre Vindobona he created, wrote and directed the theatre soap Jägerstraße. At Palais Nowak he served as musical director for Alles, was ich schon immer machen wollte – und das an einem Abend, a cabaret show of Austria’s leading comedian Michael Niavarani.

For Michael Niavarani he also wrote additional screenplay for the TV series Ex and translated an edited the comedy Das perfekte Desaster Dinner.

2011 he founded the singer/songwriter duo Zwa Voitrottln with Dieter Hörmann. They won the talent show Die große Comedy Chance on Austrian TV in 2012 performing their hit song Fuck se Energiesparlampe and have since been touring Austria and Germany with their shows Hörglück and Kifferglück.

In 2014 Johannes teamed up with lyricist Heiko Wohlgemuth to write Käse oder Wurst, one of four 24-hour-musicals produced in Ahrensburg, Germany.

Johannes writes lyrics in German and English, arranges and orchestrates music, plays the piano and has some experience as puppeteer, being an alumnus of the John Tartaglia Puppetry Master Class (New York City, 2005) and having played Dagobert and Großvati in Krawutzi Kaputzi!