Jossi Wieler was born in Kreuzlingen (Switzerland) and studied Stage directing at Tel Aviv University. His first production was staged at the Habima National Theatre in 1979.
He was assistant director at Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf from 1980-82 and afterwards staged his own productions in Heidelberg, Bonn, Stuttgart, Basel, Hamburg, Zürich, Munich and repeatedly at Salzburg Festival.
In 1994 he was awarded „Stage Director of the Year” for his production of Elfriede Jelinek’s Wolken.Heim. His theatrical productions were invited to numerous national and international festivals.
In Tokyo he staged Herr Paul in 1997 and Yotsuya Ghost Story in 2005, both with Japanese actors in 2005.
In 2002 he was given the Konrad Wolf Award by the Berlin Academy of the Arts, in 2005 the German Critic Award, and in 2009 the Nestroy Award for Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel) by Elfriede Jelinek.
At Stuttgart Opera, Jossi Wieler has worked with Sergio Morabito on many productions, for example La clemenza di Tito, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Siegfried, Don Carlo, Norma, Moses und Aron, Una cosa rara, La Juive and Katja Kabanova.
In 2002 and 2012 Wieler and Morabito were elected „Directorial Team of the Year“ and received the Deutsche Theaterpreis DER FAUST in 2006 (Doktor Faust) and in 2012 (Die glückliche Hand/Osud) in the category of „Best opera staging”.
In 2015, Jossi Wieler was presented with the „Cultural award of Baden-Württemberg“ and in 2016, with the „Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg”.
Since 2011/12 Jossi Wieler is artistic director of Stuttgart Opera.