Writer, director, actor, composer, chief director of the theater “At the Nikitsky Gate” created by him. Honored Artist of Russia (1994), People's Artist of Russia (2004). He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University, Higher Scenario Courses (1964, workshop of E. Gabrilovich). From 1958 he led the student pop studio MSU "Our House". The first in the country put "City Gradov" by A. Platonov, author of the opera "Orpheus and Eurydice." Theater performances: “Uncle Vanya”, “Poor Lisa”, “The History of the Horse”, “Gambrinus”, “The Killer”. In 1997 he staged the play "Fool-Show" in the puppet theater of SV Obraztsov.