Ivan Ozhogin
Count von Krolock

Born in 1978 in Ulyanovsk. In 2002 Ivan graduated from the Russian Academy for Theater Arts majoring as Musical Actor. For his graduation he performed in music-hall Express 50 and in the opera The Secret Engagement by Domenico Cimarosa. He also played the leading part in the opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten at the Staniskavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater in Moscow.

Since 2002 Ivan performed leading parts in Russian productions of musicals Chicago, Nord-Ost, Jays Wedding, CATS, Beauty and the Beast. In 2007 Ivan played the main part of Agiz-in-parovoz in the play Black Bridle of White Mare at the Moscow Satire Theater. Since 2008 he has appeared as Duke Yusupov in the opera Rasputin at the Moscow-based Helikon Opera.

Since 2006 Ivan has been the lead singer of the choir at the Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery and since 2009 he has performed with the Bolschoi Don Kosaken choir (Vienna, Austria). In 2010 Ivan became a singer in the Broadway Stars show in Moscow. He continuously tours with concerts in Russia and abroad.

After three rounds of auditions for the Dance of the Vampires he was cast for the part of Count von Krolock.

In December 2012 Ivan Ozhogin received the Russian national Musical Heart of the Theater award and in April 2013 Russia’s highest theater award The Golden Mask for the role of Count von Krolock.

From January till August 2013 Ivan performed the role of the Count in German production of the Dance of the Vampires in Berlin. He became the first musical actor who has simultaneously performed the same role in two different countries and in two different languages.