Andy Besuch Costume designer

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Born in 1983 in Berlin, Andy Besuch studied set design and costume making at the Dresden Fine Arts Academy. He has worked for various theatres (Cologne, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Weimar, Karlsruhe, Graz, Bremen, Vienna…) as well as movie productions. 

He created the costumes for The NeverEnding Story (Eva Bonacker prize) at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and for Ibsenkomplex (production by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson). He is famous for his creations of musical theatre for Mischa Spoliansky's Wie werde ich Reich & Glücklichat the Weimar DNT, for Monty Python's Spamalot musical at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, as well as the Sweeny Todd musical at the Halle Opera House (staged by Martin Miotk). 

He also made, with Aleksander Bach and Hanna Maria Heidrich, several commercials, some of which won gold medals at Cannes. He has imagined some costumes concepts for series and feature films, including Summer Houses, Otsravanganza and Bolzanogold

With set designer and stage director Martin Miotk, he produced in Berlin Manos Tsangaris's Love & Diversity. He designed the costumes of Elfriede Jelinek's Abraumhalde at the Bonn Theatre (staged by Simone Blattner) and those for the world premiere of Am Königsweg at the Hamburg Theatre (staged by Falk Richter), for which he received the 2018/19 season Year Costume Maker Prize. 

With Falk Richter, he created the costumes for David Bowie's musical Lazarus and Edouard Louis's Who Killed My Father? at the Hamburg Theatre, for In My Room at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, Touch and Die heilige Schrift at the Kammerspiele in Munich, as well as for Pride at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. 

After collaborating with Valentin Schwarz at the Cologne Opera for Le Maître et Marguerite, he designed the costumes for Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival in 2022.

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 09 to 28 May 2024

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