YEHEZKEL LAZAROV Tevye
Yehezkel is an Israeli actor, director and a multidisciplinary artist. After graduating from Thelma Yellin Art School as a dancer and serving as a singer in a military band he joined the Bat Sheva Dance Company for four years. He studied theatre at the Actors’ Centre in London before joining Gesher Theatre and the Cameri Theatre as an actor. Among his leading roles are Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera (winning Theatre Award for best actor), Lisander in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Avigdor in Yentel, Alexander Pen in Was It a Dream? (nominated for best actor), Rudi in The Aristocrats (nominated for best actor), Stempenyu in Stempenyu (by Shalom Aleichem), Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray (dir. Yehezkel Lazarov), and most recently played Zach in A Chorus Line. As well as his actor roles Lazarov served as the in-house choreographer at the Gesher and Cameri Theatre. Lazarov has played leading roles in more than 40 films and television productions, such as “The Mentalist” (Russian version), “Mama’s Angel” (Series Mania – Official Competition, France), “The Kindergarten Teacher” (original Israeli version, Cannes 2014), “Fragile,” “Mata Hari” (Russia), “The Fifth Heaven,” “Waltz with Bashir” (winning Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film), “The Debt” (original Israeli version), “Three Mothers,” “A Touch Away” (winning Best TV series), “The Dybbuk” (nominated for Best Actor), and more. As a theatre director, Lazarov is the adapter, set designer & choreographer of all his works, including Lolita / Joan of Arc, Fathers & Sons, Alice, Falling Out of Time (based on a David Grossman novel) at Gesher Theater, The Picture of Dorian Gray at the National Theatre Habima, Igloo (written by Lazarov) premiered at the Israel Festival (winning Best Director award). Lazarov is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Studio Ankori Middle and High School for creative thinking and entrepreneurship. Initiator, artistic director & curator of AZA13, a new art venue in Tel Aviv. Among his multidisciplinary exhibitions are “Hope,” “Censorship,” “Demonstration,” “The Art to Survive”. As a visual artist, Lazarov has shown photography and video-art works in several gallery exhibitions. He has written and directed few short films: “Snow,” “Lashabiya,” and “No Lifeguard,” which have been screened in many international film festivals.