Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarskiy - born in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR - Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, singer, musician, People's Artist of the RSFSR (1990). From 1988 to 2007, he was the artistic director of the Benefis Theater he created in St. Petersburg. After school, he entered the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography (L.F. Makariev’s course), after graduating in 1972, he got an audition for the director of the Lensoviet Theater Igor Petrovich Vladimirov and was accepted into the troupe. He began his theatrical career with participation in extras - in the play "Crime and Punishment" by F.M. Dostoevskiy, where he played a student. Much greater popularity was brought to Mikhail Boyarsky by the main role of the Troubadour in G. Gladkov's musical "The Troubadour and His Friends". Boyarskiy was accidentally noticed by employees of the Moldovan film studio and invited to the film "Bridges" (1973), where the actor starred with Mihai Volontir. Boyarsky's second film work was the episodic role of the Italian tenor Ninardi in Leonid Kvinikhidze's musical vaudeville "Straw Hat" (1974). Fame came to him in 1975 - after the role of Silva in the film "Elder Son". The role of the Wolf in the Soviet-Romanian musical fairy tale "Mama" (1976) also became noticeable. One of the actor's best works was Teodoro in Jan Fried's musical television film Dog in the Manger (1977) based on a play by Lope de Vega. Awards: Order of Friendship (January 22, 2002), Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree (December 25, 2009), Order of Honor (September 21, 2020), Friendship Order (July 19, 2001), Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg "(2003), Order of Honor (October 25, 2011, Moldova), People's Artist of the RSFSR (December 18, 1990), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (November 26, 1984), Badge of Honor "For Services to St. Petersburg" (2019).