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Zenichev Dmitriy

Actor

Dmitry Nikolaevich Zenichev was born on September 13, 1971. In 1996 he graduated from the Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (the course of V.I. Korshunov) and joined the Maly Theatre’s company.

Dmitriy Zenichev posesses an distinctive talent to entice, to charm, to get sympathy. Hidden temperament, innate artistry, ability to achieve a bright and memorable stage presence, regardless of whether Dmitriy plays a leading or a minor role, help him shine out on stage.

Among the best works of Dmitriy Zenichev in the Maly Theatre is Chepurin in «Hard-earned Bread» by Alexander Ostrovsky. This average-looking man, an owner of the house, endowed with Dmitriy’s charm and humour, turns out to be kind and compassionate. He is the one to give a helping hand to the desperate heroes in the hour of need. Zenichev is a classical moralizer. At the same time, he is generously endowed with a sense of humor, and never misses the ironic nuances.

Repetilov, played by Dmitry Zenichev in the famous production of «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, complements Chatsky’s character. The similarity of these characters can be observed literally in everything - in the first appearance, costumes, and, most importantly, in the replicas of the characters. However, Repetpilov seems to be much more humane.

Dmitry often 'saves day' as last-minute replacement in numerous theatre productions. He never repeats an already existing pattern of the role.

Soon after Dmitriy graduated from Higher Theatre School, he began his teaching career. From 1998 to 2011 he taught the classes in acting at the Moscow school № 232 of the Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School. Later many graduates continued their education and training in higher theatre institutions, and became successful both on screen and on stage - Alexander Ilyin, Klavdiya Korshunova, Anna Khilkevich, Mila Makarova, Denis Vasiliev.

Since 2000 Zenichev has been working in the Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School, where he teaches at the Korean course (workshop of V.S.Sulimov). With his students Dmitry staged the following graduation plays: «Tartuffe» by Molière, «Pygmalion» by George Bernard Shaw, «The Provincials» (based on «A Provincial Lady» by Ivan Turgenev and «A Marriage Proposal» by Anton Chekhov), «Without A Dowry» by Alexander Ostrovsky. Dmitriy Zenichev's pupils successfully work in South Korea as actors, directors, and drama teachers.

Since 2012 Zenichev was a teacher at the course that was run by Viktor Korshunov. Since 2013 he has been teaching the mastery of acting in the Tuvinian studio headed by Dmitriy Koznov.

In 2009 Dmitriy staged the play «Love» by Murray Schisgal in the Theatre Center named after Vladimir Vysotsky. In 2010 he staged «A Testament of a Chaste Womanizer» by Anatoliy Krym at the Moscow Drama Theatre named after R.Simonov.

Zenichev appeared in many films and TV series: «Not Born Beautiful» (remake of Ugly Betty), «Return of Mukhtar», «Atlantis», «General Therapy», «Alexandra», «Golubka», «Mistress Of My Fate», «Without a Trace», «Sklifosovsky».

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1996 - (replacement) Vasya Turitsyn, «Queer People» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

1996 - (replacement) Prince Khvorostinin, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1996 - (replacement) Oprichnik, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1996 - (replacement) Second robber, « The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1996 - (replacement) A soldier, buffoon, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1996 - (replacement) Tishka, «It's a Family Affair-We'll Settle It Ourselves», by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

1996 - (replacement) A lad, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1997 - (replacement) Cook, «The Seagull» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1997 - (replacement) A guest, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy

1997 - (premiere) The player, «Krechinsky's Wedding» a musical based on the play by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1997 - (replacement) Tishka «Krechinsky's Wedding» a musical based on the play by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1997 - (replacement) Kuteykin, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1997 - (replacement) Nikolay Potekhin, «Queer People» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

1997 - (premiere) Babieca, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1998 - (replacement) Kai, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1998 - (premiere) Chepurin, «Hard-earned Bread» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

1998 - (premiere) Painter, «Resurrection» by LeoTolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

2000 - (premiere) Repetilov, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2001 - (replacement) The court, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

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

2002 - (replacement) Prince Klaus, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2002 - (premiere) Passer-by, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2003 - (replacement) Poppleton, «Corsican» by Jiří Hubač, directed by Vladislav Konstantinov

2004 - (premiere) Unknown, «All the Days Are Not Alike» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2004 - (replacement) Pogulyaev, «The Deep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2004 - (replacement) Vasilisk Pertsov, «All the Days Are Not Alike» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2005 - (premiere) Tarelkin, «The Death of Tarelkin» by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2006 - (replacement) The guard, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2007 - (replacement) Don Adriano de Armado, «Love’s Labour’s Lost...» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

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

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

2013 - (replacement) Ivan Misinchikov, «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2016 - (premiere) Pantalone Dei Bisognosi, «The Servant of Two Masters» by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Stefano De Luca (Italy)

2019 - (premiere) Taxi driver Joe, «Always Call Dolly» by Sergey Plotov and Vladimir Ivanov, directed by Vladimir Ivanov