Born in the “Musical Metropole” Vienna, Manuel discovered his love for theatre at an early age. His first professional job was “Pflanz der Vampire”, a spoof of the hit-musical “Dance of the Vampires” (Tanz der Vampire). After graduating with honors (Paretätische Bühnenreifeprüfung), Manuel was off to Hamburg to play Alfred in real DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES. During his time in “VAMPIRES” he was soloist in several galas. Next was Doody in GREASE in St. Gallen, Switzerland, then EVITA at theState Theater of Baden, Austria. Back in Vienna he was Heinrich Vogelsang in Wildhorn&Murphy’s RUDOLF (German language premiere) at Vereinigte Buehnen Wien and Fred Hoffmann VBW’s 2 year run of ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK ( Austrian Premiere) . He went on tour as M.C. and soloist with THE NIGHT OF MUSICALS and was starring as Jesus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in the Wiener Neustadt Cathedral and then playing one of the Apostles in “Superstar” at State Theater of Baden (Austria). In 2015 Manuel was male soloist in the Children’s Musical Production of FROGS by Stella Jones. In 2016 he played Jack in INTO THE WOODS in Görlitz, Germany.