People’s Artist of the Russian federation, Honoured Artist of the Soviet Union, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation
Pyotr Naumovich Fomenko was born July 13, 1932 in Moscow.
In 1955 he graduated from the philological department of The Moscow State Pedagogical University, and in 1961 from the directing department of The Russian University of Theatre Arts (Nikolay Gorchakov’s course, course masters Nikolay Okhlopkov and Andrey Goncharov).
In 1972-1982 worked as a director and a principal director at The Nikolay Akimov Saint-Petersburg Comedy Theatre.
Since 1982 worked at The Mayakovsky Theatre.
Pyotr Fomenko staged plays in The Satirikon Theatre, Taganka Theatre and in foreign theatres (Poland, Austria and France).
Since 1983 Fomenko taught at The Russian University of Theatre. In 1988 he began staging his plays in The Vakhtangov Theatre, and in the middle of the 1990s founded his own theatre (The Pyotr Fomenko Theatre).