Born in Anklam in 1982, Schröder trained from 2005-2009 at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. During his studies he frequently collaborated with director Antú Romero Nunes at bat-Studio and the Maxim Gorki Theatre, and guest-starred both at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin (directed by Christoph Mehler) and at the Ruhrtriennale (directed by Andrea Breth). His first permanent position came from 2009-2011 at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, where he performed in productions directed by Michael Thalheimer and Stephan Kimmig. Together with Steffen Wilhelm he is part of the double act, ‘Paul und Willi’ (www.paulundwilli.de), who received the Swiss Comedy Award in 2005, the Cabinet Comedy Prize and the Balcony TV Music Video Award in 2009. He joined the ensemble at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin from 2011-2013, working closely with Antú Romero Nunes, and in 2012 he was awarded the ‘Theatre Prize of the Friends of the Maxim Gorki Theatre’. From 2013-2015 he was a member of the ensemble at the Schauspiel Stuttgart, working with directors including Armin Petras, Tilmann Köhler and Christiane Pohle.
Paul Schröder became a member of the Thalia ensemble for the 2015/16 season.
Ode to Freedom
The Neverending Story
The Threepenny Opera
When the roll sings
Frankenstein / Homo Deus
Mother Courage and Her Children