The Gertrud-Eysoldt Ring is one of the most significant theatre awards in the German-speaking area.
Jung received the award for his outstanding role as the narrator in Georg Büchner's play "Lenz," which was performed in Zurich's Schauspielhaus.
The jury described Jung as one of the "most sensitive, radical, and astonishing stage artists of our time." They added that he was "a magician of words and gestures, a master of immediacy."
The Eysoldt-ring is endowed with €10,000 and awarded by the city of Bensheim and the German Academy of Performing Arts once a year since 1986.
Other notable recipients include Klaus Maria Brandauer, Cornelia Froboess, Corinna Harfouch, Nina Hoss, Ulrich Mühe, and Sophie Rois.
André Jung became even more widely known when he recently assumed the role of Luxembourg's iconic Superjhemp in Félix Koch's movie Superjhemp Retörns.