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Polosukhin Michael

Born September 1, 1966 in Volgograd.

Honored Artist of Russia (2007).

From 1989 to 2001 worked at the Volgograd State New Experimental Theater under the direction of O.I. Dzhangisherashvili.

Since September 2001 - actor of the Moscow "Moon Theater".

What, most likely, will be a young man whose three generations of ancestors were actors? Probably the answer is obvious. However, the Volgograd boy Misha Polosukhin at first did not think about this. In early childhood, he dreamed of becoming either an ice cream maker or a fireman, and later - a long-distance sailor. Dreams ... Baby, have a baby. And only having reached a meaningful age, he realized for himself that he would definitely become an actor.

What theater is, Mikhail Polosukhin represented very well. He grew up in his atmosphere and knew that it was hard work. Yes, and his mother directly told him: "Misha, the theater is the grave of pride." But the young man did not imagine another alternative for himself. In 1989, in Volgograd, instead of the deceased Drama Theater, the New Experimental Theater (NET) was opened, led by Otar Dzhangisherashvili. The main director brought with him a young acting team, including Mikhail Polosukhin.

A new vision of already known performances, the young enthusiasm of talented performers - all this resonated among numerous Volgograd spectators. Rarely, what kind of performance took place without a full house ... Volgograd theater audience fell in love with Mikhail Polosukhin immediately. He stood out for his eccentricity: high growth, extravagant appearance and, most importantly, undoubted giftedness. His stage characters often diverged from the usual classic vision. Take the same Glumov from Mad Money on Ostrovsky. That's why local newspapers loved writing about him so much. But with all this, Polosukhin remained and continues to be a man who does not like scandals and cheap PR.

Over 12 years of work, he played many different roles, but comedic and negative ones dominated among them. How brilliantly he played Shprikh in Lermontov's Masquerade or Tybalt in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet! A creative person is always looking for ways to grow. Over time, Mikhail Polosukhin began to think about this. And he had such a chance ...

In 2001, the head of the Moscow “Theater of the Moon” Sergei Prokhanov invited Mikhail Polosukhin to the role of Gorn in the musical “Lips” based on Nabokov’s novel Obscura Camera. With this work, the path of the actor on the metropolitan stage began. At first it was not easy - in Volgograd he was an idol and was part of the leading cage of the actors of the troupe. Here everything had to be started anew. In addition, a different pace, a different level. But there is a common assertion that "talent will always break its way." In the case of Mikhail, this was exactly the case. Over the first 4 years, he played four main and several small roles. For a theater debutant, this is a good indicator. His first big victory was the role of Richard III in the performance of the Lithuanian director Algirdas Latenas of the same name, awarded the prestigious Anatoly Romashin Prize in the nomination "Best Actor". Mikhail Polosukhin himself calls this work a gift of fate: “It was a very interesting work. "An actor rarely has the opportunity to play such a controversial, complex historical personality in life."

On the Moscow stage, Mikhail Polosukhin has matured as an actor. His characters have become deeper, more multifaceted. And he himself was already bored of playing straightforward villains. In subsequent years, Polosukhin was awarded the Anatoly Romashin Prize more than once: in 2006 for the role of the Actor in the play “Notes of Nino Rota”, in 2008 for the role of Leshey in the play “Natural Extreme”, in 2011 for the role of Earl Raul in the play "Mata Hari - Eyes of the Day." In the interval between these honorary awards, and more precisely on December 28, 2007, Mikhail Nikolayevich was awarded the honorary title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.

On the radio, Mikhail Polosukhin began working in Volgograd - his unique voice sounded on the regional "Russian Radio" and "New Wave". After moving to the capital, the actor decided to try his hand there. He brought his cassette to Russian Radio-2 and ... soon became his "official voice." As Mikhail Polosukhin himself explains his work: “... this is not a full-time announcer, but not a DJ either — this is more serious work, live, and I’m doing“ openers ”,“ closures ”, i.e. caps for programs that go on the air. "

Mikhail Polosukhin got into the movie thanks to the Moon Theater. In 2007, Sergei Prokhanov shot the mystical film “Theater of the Moon, or Space Fool 13:28,” which tells about the life of a theater. Mikhail Polosukhin played in that picture the role of Mishenka, the bodyguard of the theater director. Then there were: the bandit Kolyan in the popular youth series “Club”, the psychotherapist Kirill Maisky in one of the series of the series “Ruble Live” (series “The Glamorous Maniac”), the head of the sect of the Satanists nicknamed Singed in the series “Mad”, the seducer of women Yevgeny Karasev in the series "The Travelers." So, role after role, Mikhail Polosukhin gained fame among viewers.

In 2011, Mikhail Polosukhin played his first major role in the movie. His hero was drug lord Mikhail Nikolaevich Zverev in the film "A Matter of Honor."


  • In 2000 he was awarded the Badge of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation "FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN CULTURE".
  • Winner of the Anatoly Romashin Prize in the nomination "Best Actor" for the role of Richard III in the play "Richard III".