Jan Kříž

Zpívání v dešti Divadlo Hybernia Praha

Jan was born in Liberec and today, he is one of the most renowned Czech musical actors. He has won the prestigious Thalia Award twice for his interpretation of Danny in Grease and Michal in Children of Eden.

He comes from a family of artists. He studied scenography and has created numerous scenography designs for theatres across the country. However, fate eventually led him to singing. In 2010, he took part in the reality show Robin Hood - The Road to Glory, which led to a leading role in the musical Robin Hood. Since then, he has been associated mainly with the Kalich Theatre in Prague, where he has played several leading roles, including for example Erik in The Eighth Continent, Danny in Grease, Sher-Khan the Tiger in Mowgli, Chad in The King of Hearts. In the Kalich Theatre, he also starred in a drama production of Jana Paulová's Lady Oscar. And he also directed several plays himself - most recently Biograf láska. In addition to his home stage, he directs and appears as an actor and singer on other Czech stages - in Liberec (Sugar, Looking for a Tenor), České Budějovice (Finian's Rainbow), and Pilsen (Elisabeth, Zorba the Greek, The Dreamseller). He also has experience from abroad. He played the role of Count Von Krolock in Roman Polanski's legendary German production of Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires). He previously collaborated with the Hybernia Theatre on the production of Mefisto, where he played the title role. In the musical Singin' in the Rain, he plays, dances and sings the role of Don Lockwood.