Singers Male

Bruno Grassini

was born and raised in Lombardy, Italy and started his studies of German and English at Trieste University, and later graduated from the Vienna Conservatory for Musical Theatre (1994).
During the last months of his studies he understudied Luigi Lucheni in the world premiere production of Theater an der Wien´s ELISABETH in Vienna, Austria. Bruno eventually took over this role and played it in several productions in Germany, his home country Italy, Switzerland and Japan where he celebrated both the twentieth anniversary of the show and his personal 1000th performance as Luigi Lucheni in October 2012.

Other roles: ‘Bilbo Baggings’, in the world premiere of LORD OF THE RINGS in Berlin, Germany, ‘Alfred’ in Roman Polanski´s „DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES“ (Vienna 1999), ‘Judas’ in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Rostock 2001), ‘Anatoly Sergievsky’ in CHESS (European Tour), ‘ Jean Michel’ in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (German Tour), the lead in JEKYLL&HYDE (Vienna, Austria; Cologne, Germany), ‘der Schattenmann’ in LUDWIG² (world premiere, Neuschwanstein, Germany), ‘Chuck’ AVENUE X – THE A CAPELLA MUSICAL (European premiere, Vienna), ‘Governor Hermann Gessler’ in TELL – THE MUSICAL (world premiere, Switzerland), ‘Johanna´s Father’ in POPE JOAN (Fulda, Germany), ‘Jacob Marley and the Three Spirits of Christmas’ in A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Essen, Germany, ‘Thomas Andrews’ in TITANIC in Melide, Switzerland.

Bruno was part of numerous galas internationally and can be heard on many recordings: in 2010 he released his first solo-album “Tra Cielo E Mare”, with new versions of Italian chart-hits from the Sixties.
Other recordings: -“ELISABETH“- Complete Live Recording from the Theater an der Wien, Vienna. Role: Luigi Lucheni., -“LUDWIG²“ Original Cast Recording, 2005. Role: Der Schattenmann.
-“DER HERR DER RINGE“ Original Cast Promotional Recording, 1999. Role: Bilbo Baggings, -“BELLA NOTTE“ Musical Highlights Collection, 2006 guest soloist, -“TRUE LOVE“ Filmsongs Collection, 2007, guest soloist.
Bruno wrote lyrics for three theatre pieces, new translations of French chansons which have been part of his solo-concert-programmes. Besides theatre he works as a photographer whose work has been published in several calendars. He is currently writing his first book about Italy and its lesser known beauties and enjoys spending time wood working and taking care of rescue animals.