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Ozhogin Ivan

Born in 1978 in Ulyanovsk. In 2002 Ivan graduated from the Russian Academy for Theater Arts majoring as Musical Actor.

Since 2002 Ivan performed leading parts in Russian productions of musicals Chicago, Nord-Ost, Jays Wedding, CATS, Beauty and the Beast, as well as in the Russian musicals Wedding of the Jay Birds, Nord-Ost and a theater play The Black Bridle of a White Mare, Duke Yusupov in the opera Rasputin at the Moscow-based Helikon Opera. He also played in the shows Broadway Stars in Moscow.

 From 2011 to 2014, played the role of Count von Krolock in the musical "Dance of the Vampires" St. Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy. For this role Ivan was awarded with Russia’s highest theater award – The Golden Mask – and The Musical Heart of the Theater Award. In early 2013 Ivan Ozhogin cast for the role of Count von Krolock in the Berlin production of Dance of the Vampires and subsequently replaced Thomas Borchert. On February 8, 2013 Ivan performed for the first time in the German-speaking version of the musical on stage of the Theatre of the West in Berlin and became the first Russian actor to get cast in the original German production. He is also the only actor who performed the same role in two different languages and in two different countries at the same time.

Next to his career in musical theater Ivan Ozhogin also performs in concerts and musical shows with leading chamber and symphonic orchestras in both Russia and abroad. Ivan also performs with the Moscow Helikon Opera and the choir at the Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery in Dzerzhinsky near Moscow. Since 2009 he tours Russia and Europe with the famous Russian choir in Vienna – Bolshoi Don Cossacks Choir. He is one of the initiators and founders of the open-air events of classical music named The Ecology of the Sound that take place in the Kaluga region.

Currently Ivan Ozhogin starred in musicals  "Phantom of the Opera" Stage Entertainment (The Phantom), "The Master and Margarita" by the St. Petersburg Theatre "Music Hall" (Woland), "Pola Negri" (Ernst Lubitsch, Prince Mdivani, Pola's father), he is involved in the concert "Hits of Broadway" St. Peterburg Theatre of musical comedy.