Tadeusz Von MoltkeActor

This Fall television season, NBC-TV’s THE BLACK LIST welcomes Tad as “the newest Blacklister” in the sixth episode of its explosive fourth season, when he introduces a new Russian-accented principal role in “The Thrushes” episode, incisively directed by Terrence O’Hara.
In June, he was selected by EPIC RECORDS’ star video director Sam (Samantha) Lecca for a principal role in Jay Z and DJ Khaled’s runaway sensation music video “I Got The Keys”.
His portrayal of a prisoner “on the right side of the bars” in this Civil Rights anthem has been indelibly imprinted on more than 65 million viewers worldwide since the video was published on YouTube in July.
From August through October, Tad can be seen 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.