Wim Sonneveld



Wim Sonnveld in 1934. Theatre Encyclopaedia, Netherlands | 14117

Dutch cabaret artist and singer Willem ‘Wim’ Sonneveld was born on 28 June 1917. Considered to be one of the giants of Dutch cabaret he was involved in in theatre, musicals and music. He began singing in 1932, and in 1934 met Huub Janssen, with whom he lived in Amsterdam and who joined him in his musical career. In 1937 he was singing in night clubs in France but returned to The Netherlands at the declaration of war. In his cabaret appearances he often appeared in the guise of other characters, especially the popular “Friar Venantius”. Mr Sonneveld died on 8 March 1974 of a heart attack.