Florian Stanek | Schauspieler | Sänger | Autor


Florian Stanek was born in 1988 in Vienna. He studied musical theatre at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, MUK Wien (formerly: Konservatorium Wien). Subsequently he went on to study physical theatre at the prestigious École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He participated in courses at the Academy of Poetry and Music SAGO under the artistic direction of Christof Stählin in Mainz and Wasungen.

He is working as a bookwriter and lyricist as well as dramaturgic advisor for stage, film and TV productions with a focus on musical theatre and comedy.

His writing credits include: Book & Concept for the NESTROY AWARDS TV CEREMONY 2020, DIE FÜRCHTERLICHEN FÜNF (Book & Lyrics, Next Liberty Graz), THE IMAGINARY INVALID (Book & Lyrics, Sommerkomödie Bad Freienwalde), KALAHARI GEMSEN (TV sketch comedy, ORF 1, 3 SAT), THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO & CARMEN (Opera Adaptions, Kittsee Festival), EIN GROSSES GWIRKS (Skit, Cabaret Simpl, Vienna), TEA AT THREE (Book & Lyrics, Konservatorium Vienna), WAITING FOR ROMANCE (Book, Konservatorium Vienna), PREMIERENFIEBER AM OLYMP (Book, Willendorf Theater), PLÖTZLICH PRINZ (Additional Lyrics, Vienna Metropol), KOMMT NOCH WER? (Book & Lyrics, Sommerkomödie Bad Freienwalde), SING BABY SING! (Book, Sommerkomödie Bad Freienwalde), DES TEUFELS GRILLER (short film, University of Vienna), SPIELtrieb! (Book & Lyrics, Int. Schiller Talks)

Collaborations: ORF, BB Entertainment Group, Satisfiction Media, Musik & Bühne Wiesbaden, Carin Filipcic

"Tremendously funny but also thought-provoking"

Kevin Clarke, Berliner Zeitung

"Hilarious satirical text arrangements"

Josef Schmitt, Die Presse

"Bristling with humour and mocking musicality"

Die Kultur B5 Aktuell

"Funny, sharp-witted, a real treat"


"Tasteful humour and contemporary bon mots"


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Selected Works

Nestroy Awards TV Show 2020

Concept, Book, Lyrics

2020 was like a roller coaster ride for showpeople: The world was upside down. So why not set the Nestroy Austrian Theatre Awards Ceremony 2020 in the Vienna Prater amusement park? The show will be broadcast on Austrian national TV ORF III and will be presented by theatre stars Stefanie Reinsperger, Philipp Hochmair and ORF anchor Peter Fässlacher.

0190 Reife Damen - Präsentation "Die Schreibmaschine"

0190 Reife Damen (in development)

Book & Lyrics: Florian Stanek | Music: Sebastian Brandmeir

The three elderly friends Anna, Waltraud and Gerda plan to set up an appropriate funeral for their late friend Käthe. In order to collect enough money, they transform their parish's unsuccessful care line into a sex hotline. A Youtube video makes them go viral, which leads to unexpected consequences for the ladies...

"Tremendously funny but also thought-provoking. Stories about people older then 35 are much too rare." (Kevin Clarke, Berliner Zeitung)

"The audience enjoyed themselves and the reactions grew bigger as the ladies started to rehearse (for the hotline). Seeing the excerpt definitely whets the appetite for more!" (Andrea Martin, Kulturaspekte.de)

The imaginary invalid (Der eingebildet Kranke - Eine total kranke Revue)

Book & Lyrics: Florian Stanek | Music: Sebastian Brandmeir

Winner Media Award & Audience Award, MUT-International Writers Competition 2016, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich.

"Bristling with humour and mocking musicality" - Die Kultur B5 aktuell

"The audience on opening night was thrilled" - Märkische Oderzeitung

"Much applause and excited cheering" - Klassikinfo.de

"There is jodeling, tapdancing, (...) a pleasure to watch!" - Märkische Oderzeitung Online

"Thunderous applause" - Münchner Abendzeitung

Schultz & Schirm Publishing, Vienna.

RBB- Brandenburg Aktuell "Der (ein)gebildete Kranke- Reloaded!" 14. Sommerkomödie im Oderbruch 2016
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Music: Georges Bizet | Adaption: Florian Stanek

Kittsee Opera Festival 2019

"Again this year, the concept is employed to cut most of the dialogue and keep the action going with the help of a narrator. This time the revived Bizet acts as opera guide: Johannes Glück scintillates with the hilarious satiric text-arrangements by Florian Stanek." - Josef Schmitt, Die Presse, 4.7.2019

"It has been made possible to enjoy the wonderful melodies - without too much dialogue. The spoken word has been cut short, because the ghost of Bizet, most charmingly portrayed by Johannes Glück, guides through the evening. Florian Stanek wrote the funny and sharp-witted text. This Bizet entertains, amuses, tells of his life and all about Carmen. A real treat!" - Kronenzeitung

"This year, the Kittsee Festival shows "Carmen" as an open air spectacle with humour. Under the direction of Dominik am Zehnhoff-Söns, the entertainer Johannes Glück welcomes the audience as Bizet and guides through the action with french charm. Already Johann Nestroy added topical stanzas to his songs. The Kittsee version of Carmen refers e.g. to the current smoking ban. (...) Entertaining, multifaceted and with musical drama." - Arabella Fenyves, Radio Klassik Stephansdom

"The german dialogue is written by Florian Stanek (...) Tasteful humour and contemporary bon mots." - Marcus Haimerl, IOCO.de

The Frightful Five

Book & Lyrics: Florian Stanek | Music: Sebastian Brandmeir

Winner Audience Award, MUT International Writers Competition 2018, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich

Musical based on the book by Wolf Erlbruch. World premiere 2018 at the Next Liberty Children- and Youththeatre Graz.

"Florian Staneks text is full of humour. The music by Sebastian Brandmeir adds tempo and panache." - Hannah Michaeler, Kronenzeitung

„Bezauberndes Kindermusical (…) der Renner der Saison 18/19 (…) beste Unterhaltung für die ganze Familie“ – Kronenzeitung, März 2020

„Das Stück mit viel Tempo handelt von den großen Sehnsüchten und dem mitreißenden „Groove“ guter Freunde (die) dabei wetteifern, wer wohl das hässlichste und fürchterlichste Tier von ihnen ist. Bis zu dem Zeitpunkt, als ein Hyäne mit ihrem Lachen und Ansichten für jede Menge Trubel und den ultimativen Hit sorgt.“ – steiermark.orf.at

Stanek & Brandmeir DIE FÜRCHTERLICHEN FÜNF Teaser
Kalahari Gemsen - Tod im Baumarkt

Kalahari Gemsen


Nominated for the audience award of the Austrian Comedy Prize

TV sketch comedy starring Ramesh Nair and Angelika Niedetzky for ORF 1 (Austrian national television) and 3 SAT (German, Swiss, Austrian television)

"A celebration of slapstick-comedy" - Kleine Zeitung

Tea at Three (Tee um drei)

Book & Lyrics: Florian Stanek | Music: Sebastian Brandmeir

Musical, world premiere in 2015 at Konservatorium Vienna.

Based on a true story. Joe, an unemployed London truckdriver, tries to escape the debt trap with an ingenious plan: he "sells" the London Ritz Hotel. Disguised as a real estate agent, he puts the hotel up for sale and collects one million pounds. But for how long can he go on until his deception is unmasked?

"Surprising debut (...) quirky story with a lot of laughs and versatile music" - Blickpunkt Musical

"Theater entertainment at its best!" - Musical Awakening

"Don't miss it. (...) Contemporary and with a critical undertone... enchanting!" - Musical & Co

Le nozze di Figaro

Music: W.A. Mozart | Adaption: Florian Stanek

Kittsee Opera Festival 2018

"With the newly arranged "Marriage of Figaro", the Kittsee Festival has landed a small coup. (...) The omitting of the dry recitatives, which are regarded by many opera friends as a slowdown, strenghtens the theatrical effect as well as the topical comedic comments." (Josef Schmitt, Die Presse)

"Author and comedian Florian Stanek adapts the recitatives as funny, topical dialogue." (Florian Krenstetter, Kronenzeitung)

"Da Pontes Libretto was narrated by an apricot farmer of the region and illustrated with fruit and vegetable metaphors. Florian Staneks text entertained with wit, charm and topical commentary, for example on the Metoo movement." (Susanne Zobl, Kurier)

"Figaro delights" (orf.at)

"A smash hit." (Saskia Jahn, BVZ)

Ein großes Gwirks


Kabarett Simpl, Revue 2008-2009

together with Jürgen Miedl

Waiting for Romance
Or: Frühstück bei Navratil


Musical with songs by Walter Jurmann. World premiere in 2010 at Konservatorium Vienna.

In a run-down cinema in Vienna, five unsatisfied movie fans come together. Suddenly the frontiers between film and reality seem to become blurred and the five go on a journey through movie history.


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