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Andreeva Zinaida

Honored Artist of Russia

Zinaida Elivkirevna Andreeva, Honored Artist of Russia, was born on October 16, 1945. She graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. She joined the Maly Theatre’s company in 1969.

Zinaida Andreeva is a brilliant character actress. Over the years she created a wealth of memorable characters that she endowed with irresistible charm and femininity, contagious mischief and immense staginess. With her natural charm, intelligence, and vitality, Andreeva brought an image of sincerity and wit to a variety of roles. The adorable Little Humpbacked Horse from the eponymous fairy tale by Pyotr Yershov, was a role that was enthusiastically accepted both by children and adults, who unconditionally trusted her wise, kind and at the same time crafty hero.

Throughout her career Andreeva demonstrated her abilities in a variety of genres, but she is best known for her biting wit and easy charm.

Endowed with inexhaustible energy, longing for work, truly creative mind and endless search for novelty, the actress made her directing debut with «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov (staged by Igor Ilyinskiy). Over the years Andreeva directed «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime», «The Snow Queen», «The Tale of Tsar Saltan», «King Gustav Vasa», «Krechinsky's Wedding» , «Ivanov» «Woe from Wit», etc.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

A guest, «Ivanov» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Boris Babochkin

Nun, «The Masquerade» by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

A country woman, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy

1969 - (replacement) A girl, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1969 - (replacement) Georgy, «Vanity Fair» by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Veniamin Tsygankov

1970 - (replacement) A boy, «Traveler Without Luggage» by Jean Anouilh, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

1970 - (premiere) Vanya, «So It Will Be» by Konstantin Simonov, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

1970 - (premiere) A guest at the ball, «Confession» by Savva Dangulov, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1970 - (premiere) Masha, «The Man and the Globe» by Viktor Lavrentiev, directed by Vladimir Beylis and Vitaliy Ivanov

1970 - (premiere) Stesha, «Rasteryaeva Ulitsa (Rasteryaeva Street)» by Gleb Uspenskiy, directed by Viktor Ryzhkov

1971 - (premiere) Rozina, «The Stone Master» by Lesya Ukrainka, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1972 - (replacement) Maritsa, «Doctor of Philosophy» by Branislav Nušić, directed by Konstantin Zubov

1972 - (replacement) A girl, «The Very Last Day» by Boris Vasilyev, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1972 - (premiere) A schoolgirl, «The Birds of Our Youth» by Ion Druță, directed by Ion Ungureanu

1973 - (premiere) The little humpbacked horse, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1973 - (premiere) A hay girl, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1973 - (replacement) Agniya, «It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Viktor Khokhryakov

1974 - (replacement) maid of Gurmyzhskaya, «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy

1976 - (premiere) Lyubinka, «The Golovlevs» by Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik

1976 - (premiere) Slavka, «Conversations Under a Clear Moon» by Vasiliy Shukshin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1977 - (replacement) Anyuta, «The Hurricane» by Anatoliy Sofronov, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1978 - (replacement) Lyuda, «The Guilt» by Alexander Kurgatnikov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1978 - (replacement) Nelly, «Humiliated and Insulted» by Fyodor Dostoevsky, directed by Evgeniy Velikhov

1979 - (replacement) Star , «This Little Land» by Georgi Dzhagarov, directed by Evgeniy Tashkov

1980 - (premiere) Khimka, « Balzaminov’s Marriage» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Sedov

1980 - (premiere) Klavdiya, «The Challenge» by Georgiy Markov and Eduard Shima, directed by Vladimir Andreev and Vladimir Beylis

1981 - (replacement) Masha, « Balzaminov’s Marriage» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Sedov

1982 - (premiere) Marya Antonovna, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1985 - (replacement) Danila (as a child), «The Stone Flower» by Pavel Bazhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1987 - (premiere) Kasyanka, «Dream of the White Mountains» by Viktor Astafyev, directed by Vladimir Sedov

1990 - (premiere) Student of the teacher of philosophy, «The Bourgeois Gentleman » by Jean-Baptiste Molière, directed by Ilan Ronen (Israel)

1992 - (premiere) Anna Nikolaevna, «Uncle's Dream» by Fyodor Dostoevsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

1993 - (replacement) Negro, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1993 - (replacement) Aksinya Trofimova, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1993 - (replacement) Princess Mstislavskaya, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1994 - (replacement) A guest, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy

1995 - (replacement) A girl, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1995 - (premiere) Little robber, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1996 - (replacement) A mare, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1999 - (replacement) Queen Marguerite, «King Gustav Vasa» by August Strindberg, directed by Alexander Nordström (Sweden)

2002 - (replacement) the princess, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2002 - (replacement) Countess Khryumina, the grandmother, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2003 - (replacement) Nastya, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Eduard Martsevich

2005 - (replacement) Pelageya Grigorievna Zybkina, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2006 - (replacement) Anfusa Tikhonovna, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2006 - (premiere) Arina, «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2009 - (premiere) The Queen, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak., directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2013 - (replacement) General’s wife, «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2016 - (premiere) Feona, «It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2017 - (premiere) Matilda; «The Visit of the Old Lady» by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, directed by Ilan Ronen (Israel)