Tadeusz Von MoltkeActor

Tad’s busy Winter 2017 season began on a sustained musical high note, and the pace shows no signs of slowing down.
As of this writing, more than eighty million YouTube viewers have appreciated his portrayal of a prisoner “on the right side of the bars” in DJ Khaled/Jay Z/Future’s music video “I Got The Keys”, and in January the single itself went from Gold to Platinum, with more than one million sold.
The video, in which Tad was chosen for a principal role by EPIC RECORDS star director Sam (Samantha) Lecca, is a starkly beautiful and dramatically riveting Civil Rights statement, and supports DJ Khaled’s Grammy-nominated album MAJOR KEY, a runaway sensation which is also now a Platinum Record.
February saw the start of meetings and rehearsals with award-winning Norwegian dancer/choreographer Brynjar Abel Bandlien, to co-author their Ibsen-inspired multimedia performance piece, projected for previews in Berlin, November 2017. As much a personal memoir as a viewpoint on Ibsen, the piece embraces multiple theatrical forms and related disciplines: choreographed movement, martial arts, original and classical texts, and songs by Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Roberta Flack, The Pet Shop Boys, and October Project.
In March, New York City will see Tad as a featured artist in the SLEEP NO MORE NYC MC KITTRICK FOLLIES, performing a David Bowie tribute, and sharing the stage with singer/songwriter Julia Haltigan and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo.
This Fall television season, NBC-TV’s THE BLACK LIST welcomed Tad as a Co-Star and “the newest Blacklister” in the sixth episode of its explosive fourth season, when he introduced a new Russian-accented principal role in “The Thrushes” episode, incisively directed by Terrence O’Hara.
From August through October, Tad starred at the SAMSUNG EXPO CENTER NYC, both on screen and onstage as the leading man in a dazzling virtual reality film/live experience presentation, co-produced by Samsung and Punchdrunk international and directed by Punchdrunk veterans Kathy Duggan and Hector Harkness.
Debut Artist, Best Actor, and Best Performer Awards add lustre to his record onstage in roles including Creon (OEDIPUS REX), Alceste (THE MISANTHROPE), Agamemnon (AGAMEMNON), The Protagonist (TEN HAROLD PINTER REVUE SKETCHES), Fredrik Egerman (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC), El Gallo (THE FANTASTICKS), The King (THE KING & I), Lt. Schrank (WEST SIDE STORY), Charles (THE MAN ITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF), and more than a dozen leading tenor roles in operettas by Lehar, Strauss, Romberg, Herbert, and Gilbert & Sullivan.
His performances have taken him to Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, the Chautauqua Festival, The Garden State Arts Center, the Lille Festival (France), The Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto (Italy), Playwrights Horizons and The Colonnades Theatre in NYC (partial list).
Tad’s work as Director/Producer has earned him an international reputation for quality, inventiveness, and rigour.
His Italian directorial debut at Gian Carlo Menotti’s FESTIVAL DEI DUE MONDI earned him unanimous praise from the Italian critics as well as the coveted “Pegaso D’Oro” Award (Francesco Cavalli’s 17th c. masteroiece L’ORMINDO, with designs by Beni Montresor). Other engagements in Italy followed, most memorably his work in Venice at Teatro La Fenice producing the CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA: NEW YORK IN ITALIA and directing the gala opening night Bernstein Tribute.
His “Lost Boys”production of WEST SIDESTORY for France’s Festival de Lille was telecast live, and received standing ovations from capacity audiences. His leather and lace motocycle West Coast concept was highlighted by logo designs by New York Pop Art icon Keith Haring.
In The U.S. his productions of Shakespeare, Pinter, Verdi, Bizet, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ibert, Walton, Musgrave for major companies have taken him from NYC to Anchorage, Honolulu, Miami, Norfolk, Dallas, Forth Worth, Boston, Louisville, and across the summer festival circuit.
In demand as an emcee/public speaker, he has introduced events at The Gucci Galleria, The Metropolitan Club, The Mayor’s Office of the City of New York, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The Public Theatre, The Dahesh Museum of Art, the Chrysler Museum, and many Opera Guilds nationwide.
Honored to have been a student of theatre legends Robert Rounseville and Uta Hagen, he is a first generation American of Prussian, Mongolian, Hungarian, and Polish heritage, New York-born and bred.