Date of Birth: 09/15/1921
Place of birth: Theodosia
Michael Novohizhin born on September 15, 1921 in Feodosia in the family director of a tobacco factory. After school, Michael entered the Moscow Aviation Institute, but was drafted into the army as an airman. Michael Novohizhin passed all the Great Patriotic War, was awarded 18 medals and orders.
After the war Novohizhin was sent to the Academy named after NE Zhukovsky. During his studies, performed in amateur productions under the direction of well-known actor Leonid Kmita and in 1946 during one of the performances he was noticed by the famous actresses ED Turchaninova and AA Yablochkina, who insisted on his transfer to the Theater School Shchepkin ( course VN Pashennaya). After graduation in 1949 Novohizhin was enrolled in the troupe of the Maly Theatre, where he played more than 40 roles.
Also a lot of work in the theater Novohizhin acted in films, in particular in the film "In the beginning of the century", "The purpose of his life," "Urgent, Secret - Gubcheka" "Mosfilm" and in the TV movie "Jan Amos Kamensky" in the title role. Voiced roles in cartoons, "the first time in the arena", "Daughter of the Sun," "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Return to Olympus."
In 1962 Mikhail graduated Novohizhin higher director`s course at GITIS. In the years 1971-1975 he headed the department of direction and skill of the actor of the Moscow State Institute of Culture. I made a few productions in theaters ( "The Last Victim", "Third Pathetic", "End Khitrova market", "Last", "On foreign land," "The Kremlin chimes").
Since 1952, parallel to teaching at the Theatre School. Shchepkin. In the years 1975-1984 Michael Novohizhin was rector of the school, since 1979 - professor. Just has taught directing at the Academy of Culture, Arts and Tourism.
In addition, Novohizhin was widely known as a performer of songs and romances, which he performed in movies, on stage, radio and television.
He died January 12, 2012. He was buried at the cemetery Troekurov.
Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965)
People`s Artist of Russia (13.10.1998)