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Veshchev Sergey

Honored Artist of Russia

Sergey Alekseevich Veshchev, Honored Artist of Russia, was born on August 22, 1959. In 1982 he graduated from Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of Mikhail Tsaryov) and was invited to the join the company of the Maly State Academic Theatre of Russia.

Over 35 years of service on the oldest drama stage, Sergey Veshchev performed more than 70 roles in total that differ in scale and genre. His portrayals are always authentic and persuasive and are distinguished by Sergey’s immaculate stage presence and sense of humour. Sergey performed in a great number of historical plays: «Tsar Boris», «Prince Serebrenni», «Tsar Ivan the Terrible», etc. He has repeatedly saved the theatre, urgently replacing the actor and mastering the complex material in the shortest possible time.

For many years Sergey Veschev has collaborated with the actor and director of the Maly Theatre Eduard Martsevich. Veshchev is also the second director of Leo Tolstoy’s «Resurrection», staged by Martsevich.

Veshchev is also highly involved in children's plays, and it is known that playing for a younger audience is twice as hard since children are far quicker to identify hypocrisy on the stage. Sergey played Gavrila in «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, Trishka, Milon and Kuteykin in Denis Fonvizin's «The Minor», the Minister in «Smart Things» by Marshak and a number of others .

Sergey Alekseevich has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, such as «Casino», «Unknown Soldier», «My Half-Brother Frankenstein», «Kamenskaya-4», «Suspicion», «Esenin», «The Mockingbird’s Smile», «Gentlemen-Comrades». Veshchev also starred in educational television films about Sumarokov, Mayakovsky, Bulgakov, Schwarz, participated in radio plays about Pushkin and Aristophanes. He is also one of the leading voice artists (voice-over of films and cartoons).

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1982 - (replacement) Skalozub, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1982 - (replacement) A servant, «Before Sunset» by Gerhart Hauptmann, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1982 - (replacement) Lyulyukov, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1982 - (replacement) An artisan, «Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa» by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1982 - (replacement) A detective, «In Agony» by Miroslav Krleža, directed by Stevo Žigon (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)

1982 - (premiere) Pavlik, «Wild Angel» by Alexei Kolomiets, directed by Vladimir Sedov

1982 - (replacement) Don Luis, «Jealous of Herself» by Tirso de Molina, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1983 - (replacement) Second guard, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1983 - (replacement) Dobchinsky, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1984 - (replacement) Okoemov's servant, «Handsome Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Marianna Turbina

1984 - (replacement) Young master, «The Stone Flower» by Pavel Bazhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1985 - (replacement) Young lackey, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

1985 - (replacement) a tavern servant, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1985 - (replacement) Messenger, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1985 - (replacement) Clown Seva, «My Favorite Clown» by Vasiliy Livanov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1986 - (premiere) Trishka, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1986 - (replacement) Reporter, «Ivan» by Anatoliy Kudryavtsev, directed by Vladimir Andreev

1986 - (replacement) Oduvanchil (Dandelion), «Private Soldiers» by Aleksey Dudarev, directed by Boris Lvov-Anokhin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

1986 - (premiere) Govikem, «The Man Who Laughs» by Victor Hugo, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Vladimir Martens

1987 - (premiere) Student-trainee, «To Be Discussed» by Alexander Kosenkov, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

1987 - (replacement) Shubin, «On the Eve» by Ivan Turgenev, directed by Vladimir Sedov

1987 - (replacement) Mykin, «A Profitable Position» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

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

1989 - (premiere) Pancho, «The Night of the Iguana» by Tennessee Williams, directed by Theodore Mann (USA)

1989 - (replacement) Gavrila, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1989 - (replacement) Batman, «The Father» by August Strindberg, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1990 - (premiere) Oprichnik, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1990 - (premiere) Teacher of fencing, «The Bourgeois Gentleman » by Jean-Baptiste Molière, directed by Ilan Ronen (Israel)

1991 - (replacement) Boris's servant, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1991 - (replacement) Gryaznoy, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1994 - (replacement) Alexander Nikitich Romanov, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1994 - (replacement) Milon, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1994 - (replacement) Lev Sapega, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1994 - (replacement) Prince Repnin, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

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

1997 - (replacement) Gregoriy Nagoy, «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1997 - (replacement) Stremyanniy, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1998 - (replacement) Baklushin, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1998 - (replacement) Gavryushka, «Uncle's Dream» by Fyodor Dostoevsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

1998 - (premiere) Brevet, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1999 - (replacement) Kuteykin, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1999 - (replacement) Simonson, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1999 - (replacement) Novodvorov, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1999 - (premiere) Passek, «Chronicles of the Palace Coup» by Galina Turchina, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2000 - (replacement) Prince Sitsky, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2001 - (replacement) Khomyak, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2002 - (replacement) Maxim Skuratov, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2004 - (replacement) Servant, «Money to Burn» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2004 - (premiere) Waiter, «Wedding! Wedding! Wedding» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2004 - (replacement) Mukhoyarov, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2004 - (replacement) Voeykov, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2005 - (replacement) Yat, «Wedding! Wedding! Wedding» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2007 - (premiere) Dmitry Ivanovich Shuiskiy, «Dmitry Pretender and Vasily Shuisky» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2008 - (premiere) Doctor Genoni, «Mad, Mad Henry» by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2009 - (replacement) Dr. Purgon, «The Imaginary Invalid»by J.-B. Molière, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2009 - (premiere) Marquis de Lessac, a player, «The Life and Love of Monsieur de Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites» by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

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

2011 - (replacement) Babieca, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe, Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2012 - (replacement) Dobchinsky, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

2014 - (premiere) Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin, «The Theatre of the Empress» by Edvard Radzinsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2015 - (premiere) Margaritov, «Late Love» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Andrey Tsisaruk

2016 - (premiere) Balabaykin, Comedian, Vorobyov-Sokolov, «Re-reading Chekhov» (based on Anton Chekhov's short stories), directed by Elena Olenina

2016 - (replacement) Luca, «Wedding! Wedding! Wedding» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2017 - (premiere) Count Gloucester, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2018 - (premiere) First merchant, «Time of Troubles. 1609-1611» by Vladimir Medinskiy, directed by Vladimir Beylis