We had the exceptional good fortune to have some sit down time with Mike Burstyn in his home.
Mike Burstyn, the son of Yiddish Theatre actors Pesach Burstyn and Lillian Lux, is one of the most famous of our interviewees with a history of performing from early childhood on. His popularity crossed lines rarely crossed, from Yiddish Theatre performer, to Hebrew film actore, to TV star, to Broadway leading man, starring in Barnum as P.T. Barnum. To this day, he continues to bring Yiddish theatre back to Israel.
We were joined by Mike’s wife, Cyona, who is guaranteed to charm you and make you smile.
To see more of Mike, visit his site: www.MikeBurstyn.com
The story of Mike, his twin sister, and parents is the subject of the movie, The Komediant, which can be seen on NetFlix or ordered from his site.