Yehezkel Lazarov

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Yehezkel Lazarov
יחזקאל לזרוב
בשני קולות-אפרת בן צור ויחזקאל לזרוב - 2004.jpg
Yehezkel Lazarov and Efrat Ben-Zur, "Two Voices", Gesher Theater, 2004
Born (1974-02-08) 8 February 1974 (age 40)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation Actor, Voice actor
Yehezkel Lazarov and Alena Yiv in the movie "The Fifth Heaven", 2012

Yehezkel Lazarov (Hebrew: יחזקאל לזרוב Y'ḥezeqel Lazarov‎, born 8 February 1974) is an Israeli actor, voice actor, dancer and choreographer. He played in Three Mothers next to Miri Mesika and The Debt.

Biography[edit]

Lazarov was born in Tel Aviv in a religious Jewish family with roots in Bukhara and Bulgaria. He began to dance at the age of eight and learned at the Telma Yelin high school in Giv'atayim. He was drafted to the Israel Defense Forces and served in a military entertainment ensemble. After his discharge in 1993, he spent four years in the Bat Sheva ballet ensemble. He studied in Paris and later performed at the "Actors' Center" in London. In 1998 he became known with a role in the movie "Forbidden love". In 2001 he joined the Gesher theatre in Jaffa, where he played in "Midsummer Night's Dream" and in adaptations for theatre of Isaac Bashevis Singer's novels "Shosha", "The Slave", in the show "Variations for Theatre and Orchestra", based upon older Russian romances and songs from the Czarist and Soviet period, in the Brecht and Weil's "The threepennies Opera" and others.

Lazarov also provided the voice for a character in 2008 Golden Globe-winning animated documentary Waltz with Bashir.

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Graduated from Thelma Yellin Art School and served in the IDF Entertainment Ensemble. After completing his service in 1993, he joined the Bat Sheva Dance Company for four years. He studied theater at the Actors’ Centre in London before joining “Gesher” Theater (for 5 years) and the Cameri Theater (for 7 years) as an actor, director and choreographer. Lazarov has played leading roles in numerous films and television productions. As a visual artist, Lazarov has shown photography and video-art works in several gallery exhibitions. He has written and directed three plays: “Hezi”, “Radio Heaven” and most recently, “Igloo”, which premièred at the Israel Festival 2013. Lazarov has written and directed two short films, “Lashabiya” and “No Lifeguard”, which have been screened to much acclaim at several intentional film festivals. He has also acted as the curator and artistic director of several art exhibitions in Tel Aviv.

  • Lazarov designed and choreographed igloo.