Mikayil Mikayilov is a theatre and film director, choreographer and actor. Born in Baku in 1981, he graduated from the Baku Choreography Institute in 2000 and he graduated from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art with a magister degree in directing.
In 1999-2004 his worked as actor and choreographer in the Azerbaijan Pantomime Theatre.
Beginning 2005, Mikayil Mikayilov has been theatre director of the State Theatre YUG in Baku. First production was Diary of a Madman about a monster named VIY by Nikolay Gogol at the State Theatre YUG (winner in nomination “The best young director of the year” – 2005).
In 2010 worked as assistan director in The National Theatre in Prague for Yoshi Oida, who directed Mozart’s IDOMENEY opera.
Apart from work in film he staged: Beggar son of the millionaire at the State Theatre of Musical Comedy in Baku (operetta, 2007); Khanuma (Avksenty Tsagareli, 2011), THE DIVINE PLAY (epic musical in 1 act, 2014), The Government Inspector (comedy, Nikolay Gogol, 2016) at the Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre; Medea. Sequence-01 (apocryphal confession, author: V. Klimenko. 2016), We – Clown (féerie-macabre, Matei Vișniec, 2020) at the State Theatre YUG.
He staged productions in theatres of Russia and Kazakhstan, like Monsieur Jordan and Dervish Mastalishakh (Mirza Fatali Akhundov, 2012) at the Kazakh Drama Theatre (Karaganda); The Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio, 2014) directed by plastic, Pandы (Matei Vișniec, 2018) at the Novosibirsk State Academic Theatre “Red Torch”; Monsieur and Dervish at the Theatre “Angagement” (Russia, Tyumen. 2013); Fools (Neil Simon, 2018), Dostoevsky FM: The Chronicles Of Mordasov (Fyodor Dostoevsky, 2019) at the Karaganda State Russian Drama Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky.
Mikayil Mikayilov is the winner of the State Prize of the Azerbaijan (2012).