Born in Anklam in 1982, Paul Schröder trained at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin from 2005-2009. During his studies he frequently collaborated with director Antú Romero Nunes at the bat Studio and the Maxim Gorki Theatre, and gave guest performances at the Deutsches Theatre in Berlin (directed by Christoph Mehler) as well as the Ruhrtriennale (directed by Andrea Breth). He took his first permanent job at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin from 2009-2011 where he performed in productions by the likes of Michael Thalheimer and Stephan Kimmig.
He performs with Steffen Wilhelm as the double act ‘Paul and Willi’ (www.paulundwilli.de). Together they won the 2005 Swiss Comedy Award, the Cabinet Prize for Comedy and the 2009 Balcony TV Music Video Award.
From 2011-2013 he was a member of the ensemble at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, where he frequently worked with Antú Romero Nunes and in 2012 he was awarded the ‘Theatre Prize presented by the Friends of the Maxim Gorki Theatre’. From 2013-2015 he was a member of the ensemble at the Stuttgart Schauspiel, working with directors including Armin Petras, Tilmann Köhler and Martin Laberenz.
From 2015 to 2020, Paul Schröder performed as a permanent member of the ensemble here at Thalia. In 2020, Paul Schröder became a freelance actor and still appears as a guest at Thalia.
Der NSU-Prozess. Das Protokoll
Frankenstein / Homo Deus
Mother Courage and Her Children
The Threepenny Opera