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Michal Docolomanský

After finishing vocational school as an auto mechanic, he applied and was accepted in the year 1960 to the Bratislava Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. In the same year he started to work as a guest actor at Slovak National Theatre and Nova scéna in Bratislava. Since 1964 he has been a member of the drama company of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava.

As a young and talented actor, he quickly started to appear in both Slovak and Czech films, Slovak television and Slovak radio. We cannot name all the films, plays or television specials that he appeared in, but some of the more famous films are:

Adela ešte nevecerala (Adela has not had supper yet)
Nocní jazdci (Night Riders)
Do zbrane Kuruci (To arms Kuruci)
Svako Ragan
Tisícrocná vcela (A thousand year old bee)
Jedenáste prikázanie (Eleventh commandment)

As a dynamic actor he plays comic characters and softly ironic romantic lovers in such plays as Shakespears A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peer Gynts Ibsen, Carlos Homenides Bee in a Bonnet. Some of the others include:

Svadobná noc v dobre utajenom salóne (Wedding night in a secret apartment)
Richard III
Pozor na Leona (Known in North America as They are playing my song)
Bockerer (performed this play in Cleveland with Slovak National Theatre)

The most famous of his work is the musical "Na skle malované" (Painted on Glass) by Bryll - Gärtnerová, which has been in production at the Slovak National Theatre for over 23 years with close to 500 sold out performances. In this production, as the leading character, he utilizes his musical and dancing talents to portray "Jánošík" - (Slovak Robin Hood).

Today, Michal Docolomanský is considered in Slovakia to be one of the leading actors and his face is seen often on Slovak Television and on Slovak radio. He has received the honour of being named Man of the Year by the readers of the most popular Slovak weekly magazine "Zivot" in the years 1993, 1994 and 1996..

His international performances include USA, Poland, Hungary, France, USSR, Austria, Slovenian, Croatia, Slovak communities in Former Yugoslavia and Egypt.

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1-416-925-0008 or contact:

Slovak Cultural and Information Centre
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Revised: September 9, 1996.