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Lebedeva Tatyana

Honored Artist of Russia

Tatyana Nikolaevna Lebedeva, Honored Artist of Russia, was born on January 31, 1956. In 1980, she graduated from Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (the course of V.I. Korshunov) and joined the Maly Theatre’s company.

Tatyana made her stage debut with «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» in the role of a kind and loving princess Mstislavskaya. Her talent immediately captured the attention and sympathy of the audiences and theatre critics. This work was followed by captivating and remarkable performances. Among them the role of Varya in Chekhov’s «The Cherry Orchard» is especially worth mentioning. Tatyana Nikolaevna played this role for many years, replenishing her character with new colors, making her heroine extremely feminine and poignant.

Thanks to her «elegant and refined», innate regal bearing, gentleness and goodness, Tatyana landed the roles of legendary crowned queens in Maly Theatre’s productions: wise and faithful Tsaritza Irina Feodorovna in «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, adorable, elegant and aristocratic Grand Duchesses Maria Nikolaevna and Tatyana Nikolaevna in «And I Shall Repay» by Sergey Kuznetsov, ambitious Tsaritza Maria Grigorievna Godunova in «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, ruthless and jealous Empress Ekaterina Alekseevna in «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, sovereign Catherine the Grea in «The Theatre of the Empress» by Edvard Radzinsky, magnificent and ardent Eleanor of Austria in «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé. For each of these powerful women the actress managed to find special expressive means.

The current repertoire of Tatyana Nikolaevna is extremely diverse, which once again is a proof of her extraordinary creative personality, genuine talent and skills. Tatyana’s film and TV credits include: «Eternal Call», «Altunin Makes a Decision», «Long Way in the Labyrinth», «For Those Who Stay to Live», «The Case For Real Men», «There Was a Doctor ...» , «Special Unit», «Death Coordinates», «Streets of Broken Lights-3», etc.

Tatyana Lebedeva also gives concerts and performs in one-women shows based on the poetry of the Silver Age.

The outstanding talent of Tatyana Lebedeva coupled with high professionalism, subtle understanding of style and genre, conscientious and responsible attitude to work - all these remarkable qualities allow her to be called one of the leading actresses of the Maly Theatre.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1980 - Princess Mstislavskaya, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1980 - Princess, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1980 – The Mirror, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

1981 - Armine, «Vertigo» by Gevorg Sarkisyan, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1981 – Virgin Land worker, «Virgin Lands», stage-version based on Leonid Brezhnev’s book «Virgin Lands», directed by Vladimir Beylis together with Boris Lvov-Anokhin

1981 - The Mistress of the Copper Mountain, «The Stone Flower» by Pavel Bazhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1981 - Sophia, «The Challenge» by Georgiy Markov and Eduard Shima, directed by Vladimir Andreev and Vladimir Beylis

1983 - Alisa Poldi, «My Favorite Clown» by Vasiliy Livanov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1984 - Lise, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1984 - Magdalena, «Jealous of Herself» by Tirso de Molina, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1985 - The Tsar-Maid, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1985 - Lotta Tittel, «The Shore» by Yuri Bondarev, directed by Vladimir Andreev

1986 - Susanna Sergeevna, «Handsome Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Marianna Turbina

1986 - Eleonora, «From This Day’s News» by Georgiy Markov and Eduard Shima, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik

1986 - Vyshnevskaya, «A Profitable Position» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1987 - Svetlana, «To Be Discussed» by Alexander Kosenkov, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

1987 - Irina Skvortsova, «The Game» by Yuri Bondarev, directed by Vladimir Andreev

1987 - Josiana, «The Man Who Laughs» by Victor Hugo, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Vladimir Martens

1988 - Kveta, «The House in Heaven» by Jiří Hubač, directed by Zdeněk Míka (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)

1988 - Nina Konstantinovna, «The Guests» by Leonid Zorin, directed by Vladimir Andreev

1988 - Varya, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy

1990 - Mariya Nikolaevna, «And I Shall Repay» by Sergey Kuznetsov, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

1991 - Dorimène , «The Bourgeois Gentleman» by Jean-Baptiste Molière, directed by Ilan Ronen (Israel)

1991 - Tatyana Nikolaevna, «And I Shall Repay» by Sergey Kuznetsov, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

1991 - Tsaritza Irina Feodorovna, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1991 - Ekaterina Alekseevna, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1992 - Procula, «The King of the Jews» by Konstantin Romanov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1992 - Anechka, «The Feast of the Victors» by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, directed by Boris Morozov

1993 - Tsaritza Maria Grigorievna, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1996 - Smelskaya, «Talents and Admirers» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1997 - Eleanor of Austria, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1998 - Rogozhinskaya, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

2000 - Mrs. Mercadet, «Mercadet or the Speculator» by Honoré de Balzac, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2001 - Pamela Prideaux, «Happy End» based on Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s play «Getting Away with Murder», directed by Vladimir Beylis

2006 - Pelageya Egorovna, «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2007 – Tsaritza Marfa, «Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuisky» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2008 - Varvara Ivanovna Dolgova, «Kasatka» (Darling) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2009 - Madeleine Béjart, actress, «The Life and Love of Monsieur de Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites» by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2013 - Anfisa Obnoskina, «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2013 - Vera Aleksandrovna Ikonnikova, «The Last Idol» by Alexander Zvyagintsev, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2014 - The Fairy, «Cinderella» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2014 - Catherine II, «The Theatre of the Empress» by Edvard Radzinsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2015 – Mamy, «Eight Loving Women» by Robert Thomas, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2017 - Domna Panteleevna, «Talents and Admirers» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2018 - Madame Pernelle, «Tartuffe» by Molière, directed by Vladimir Dragunov