Distinguished Artsmaker of Russia, Distinguished Artist of Russia
Graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School (1982 Class of Oleg Yefremov) he was invited to join the Moscow Art Theatre Company. His appearances included The Path (Alexander Ulyanov), Days of the Turbins (Alexey Turbin), Evgeny Bazarov (Bazarov), The Ball by Candlelight based on Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita (Joshua and Voland), The Friends (Maxim Gorky), Ivanov (Ivanov), Uncle Vanya (Astrov), Platonov (Platonov), Woe from Wit (Chatsky), Three Sisters (Andrey Prozorov), The Most Important Thing (Director of the Provincial Theatre), Zeroes (Limping brother Milosh), The Sacred Flame (Major Lyconda), The Return (Narrator), A Swift-Flowing River (He).
His current repertoire includes: The New American (Sergei), Home of the Gentry (Lemm), The Chrestomathy (The Message and the Messanger), The Drunks (Gustav); and his directing credits at the Moscow Art Theatre are Platonov, A Handful of Tears, The Storm, He Is in Argentina.
Mr. Brusnikin has produced and directed such TV series as Chekhov & Co. , Salomea (co-produced with Leonid Pchelkin), Moscow Criminal Police, Law and Order. More on his film and TV credits can be found here.
Dmitry has started teaching acting at the Moscow Art Theatre School in 1993, and enrolled his first class of students in 1999 (together with Roman Kozak, his long-time collaborator and classmate.) This outstanding group of students included Sergei Lazarev, Daria Moroz, Alexandra Ursulyak, Ekaterina Solomatina, Yuri Kvyatkovsky, Igor Khripunov among others. He graduated his second class in 2007, and his production of The Untitled Play (Platonov) staged with that group won the Golden Leaf award for the best cast. Dmitry Brusnikin and Roman Kozak have selected their third class in 2007. Dmitry Brusnikin is about to graduate his fourth acting class in 2015.
Mr. Brusnikin was promoted to full professorship in 2006 and received the honorary title of Distinguished Artsmaker of Russian Federation in 2009. In 2013 he was the recipient of the Tabakov award for"Bringing Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, one of the deepest and most original playwrights of modern age, back on the stage of Moscow Art (He is in Argentina).