From the performance "Attempt to Fly" / photo credit: Stefan N. Shterev
Graduated from the Higher Institute of Theatre Arts "Kr. Sarafov" in 1990 in the class of Prof. Nikolay Lyutskanov. After that, he specialized in "Directing for Dramatic Theatre" in the class of Prof. Zdravko Mitkov. He has performed at the Sofia Drama Theatre, Theatre 199, Aleko Konstantinov Drama Theatre, where his most important roles were: Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, Franck in "The Memory of Water" by Sheila Stevenson, Bai Ganyo in "Bai Ganyo" by Aleko Konstantinov and Georgi Danailov, Arpagon in "The Miser" by Jean-Baptiste Molière Franck in "The Memory of Water" by Sheila Stevenson, Bai Gan, Hein in "Life in Cartons" by Ivan Kulekov.
In 1999, he joined the troupe of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, where among his most important roles are: Froughin in "The Process against the Bogomils" by Stefan Tsanev, Greatin in "January" by Yordan Radichkov, Rumin in "Useless Man" by Maxim Gorky. As a director, he puts performances on the scenes of theatres in Gabrovo, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Ruse, and the Aleko Konstantinov Satirical Theatre in Sofia.
ASKEER’2000 Award for supporting male role for the role of Karakalpakov in "Duel" by Ivan Vazov.
ASKEER’2009 Award for a leading male role for Clauve in "Endgame" by Samuel Beckett.
Icarus’2004 Award for a major male role for Margarides in "The Misunderstood Civilization" by Dobri Voynikov.
First prize for "Best main male role" of the Festivals in Blagoevgrad (2002), Shumen (2002) and (2011), Gabrovo (2006) and (2017), Vratsa (2014) and Plovdiv (2018).
He also won more than 12 prestigious awards from international festivals of Monodrama for his performance in the Monodrama "Life in Cartons" by Ivan Kulekov at the Racho Stoyanov Drama Theatre in Gabrovo.
During this season, on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, you can watch Nikolai Urumov in the following performances: "Attempt to Fly", "Useless Men" and "New Land".