Frederik Mayet grew up in Oberammergau, a quaint German town best known for its world-famous Passion Play. The historic decennial production only features Oberammergau residents, and since 1890, these have included members of the Mayet family—with Frederik as no exception. For the 2000 production, Frederik received one of the main parts: Jesus’s disciple John. And in 2010, he was honored with the lead role of Jesus, which he will be stepping back into for the play’s 42nd production in 2022.
When he’s not acting, Frederik works in public relations and marketing at the Münchner Volkstheater, one of Munich’s major theaters, as well as for The Passion Play. Since 2011, he has also been serving as the managing director of Passionstheater GmbH, which during The Passion Play’s off-season, produces theater and opera performances and music festivals at the Passion Play Theater, the venue of its namesake play for more than a century.