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Nizovoy Viktor

Honored Artist of Russia

Viktor Alekseevich Nizovoy, Honored Artist of Russia, was born on September 23, 1974 in Moscow. Upon graduating from Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of Y.M. Solomin), in 1995 he joined the company of the Maly State Academic Theatre of Russia.

The talented young artist instantly merged into the theatre’s company showing off his extraordinary sense of humor and undeniable stage presence in such wonderful comic roles as Mitrofan («The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin) and Golub-son («Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy).

Viktor Nizovoy, endowed by nature with vitality, confidence and virility, is natural, believable and convincing in each of his works. His professional breakthrough came after he landed the role of the simple-minded merchant Savva Vasilkov in «Money to Burn». The young artist brilliantly embodied one of the most interesting characters ever created by Alexander Ostrovsky, having combined tender affection and good judgment.

Currently, Nizovoy is one of today's most highly sought-after artists. His portrayal of Colonel Skalozub in the famous comedy by Alexander Griboedov «Woe from Wit» is particularly successful with the audience and theatre community. Every single remark of this ignorant ill-bred soldier evokes rich and vivid response in the audience.

Viktor also portrayed two characters from Chekhov’s works. The first being an aggressive and ambitious officer Solyony («Three Sisters»), and the second one being a quick tempered loving landowner Smirnov - the hero of the famous one-act comedic play «The Bear» («Wedding! Wedding! Wedding!»).

Among the variety of images created by Viktor Nizov are several age characters - Mitrich in «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, Fabrizio («Innamorati» by Carlo Goldoni), Osip and The Governor in Gogol’s «The Government Inspector».

Another important role worth mentioning is Chepurnoy in Gorky’s play «The Children of the Sun». Cool-headed, laughing at other's weaknesses, his character is the only one, who can face off «future louts». However, behind the image of a strong man lies a delicate, vulnerable soul. Chepurnoy cannot save the one he loves. That is something that pushes him to take a false life-changing step. Viktor’s performance earned him critical praise and public acclaim and became a living testimony of his maturity as an artist.

In 2011, Viktor returned to his alma mater - he started teaching acting classes in Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of Y.M. Solomin). With his students Nizovoy staged the play «The Marriage of Belugin».

On top of his acting career onstage, Viktor has appeared in numerous TV series. He’s best known for portraying policeman Tolik Shchepkin in the series «Return of Mukhtar» (the first 4 seasons). His other works include: «Simple Truths», «Yuriki», «People and Shadows-2. Optical Illusion», «On the Other Side of the Wolves-2 (Keys from the abyss)», «Only you... or Rich Lisa», «Captain's Сhildren», «Witch Doctor», «Isaev», «Garages», «Life and Destiny», etc.

Viktor Nizovoy finds time for extracurricular activities. Apart from taking part in military concerts, Viktor puts a lot of effort into training and sports. Being in charge of the theatre’s sport sector, he organizes and participates in various inter-theatre football and table tennis tournaments.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1995 - Second guard, «Tsar Boris», «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1995 - The peasant, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1995 – A servant, Mitrofan, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1995 – A dancer, «Talents and Admirers» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1995 - Bityagovsky, «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1995 - Golub, the son, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1996 - The first robber, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1996 – A servant, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1997 - Danila, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1997 - First guard, «Tsar Boris», «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1997 - Cook, «Seagull» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1998 - Goretsky, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1998 – An Officer, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1998 - Nelkin, «Krechinsky's Wedding» a musical based on the play by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1998 - Vasilkov, «Money to Burn» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1999 - Basmanov, Basmanov the father, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1999 - Babieca, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe, Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1999 - Perfiliev, Gudovich, «Chronicles of the Palace Coup» by Galina Turchina, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2000 - Skalozub, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2002 - Costard, «Love’s Labour’s Lost...» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2002 - Baraboshev, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2004 - Solyony, «Three Sisters» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Yuri Solomin

2004 - Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov, «Wedding! Wedding! Wedding» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2005 - Thomas Diafoirus, «The Imaginary Invalid» by J.-B. Molière, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2006 - Osip, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

2008 - Chepurnoy, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Adolf Shapiro

2009 - Skotinin, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2009 - Mitrich, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin

2010 - Fabrizio, «Innamorati» by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Stefano De Luca (Italy)

2011 - Leporello, «Don Juan» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Alexander Klyukvin

2011 - The Governor, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

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

2016 - Ermil Zotych Akhov, «It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2017 – Earl of Kent, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, directed by Anton Yakovlev

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

2018 - Orgon, «Tartuffe» by Molière, directed by Vladimir Dragunov