An actor with a rich and varied career, Mircea Rusu studied acting in the class of Ion Cojar at the Institute of Theatrical and Cinematic Arts in Bucharest, graduating in 1986. In 1990, he made his début at the National Theatre in Bucharest, playing Jason in the celebrated production of The Ancient Trilogy directed by Andrei Șerban. He went on to play more than twenty memorable rôles in productions of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, directed by Yuri Krassovski, Joshua Sobol’s Ghetto, directed by Victor Ioan Frunză, Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard, directed by Andrei Șerban, and a stage adaptation of Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog, directed by Yuri Kordonsky, among others.
Mircea Rusu has appeared on stage in theatres in Bucharest and around Romania, including the Jewish State Theatre, the Lucia Sturdza Bulandra Theatre, the Metropolis Theatre, the Levant Theatre, the Tony Bulandra Theatre in Tîrgoviște, the National Theatre in Arad, and the Youth Theatre in Piatra Neamț, where he started out as an actor in 1986-1990.
He has appeared in numerous feature films, working with directors Dan Pița, Radu Gabrea, Stere Gulea, Lucian Pintilie, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Andrei Blaier, Mircea Daneliuc, Andrew Reuland and Geo Saizescu. He can also be seen in the television serials The Sins of Eve, One Step Forward and Second Chance, produced by ProTV, and Impossible Marriage and Unwilling Detective, produced by Romanian National Television.
In 2020, Mircea Rusu was awarded the Romanian Theatrical Union Prize for Lifetime Achievement.
In July 2019, he was appointed artistic director of the Ion Luca Caragiale National Theatre in Bucharest. Since February 2022 he was appointed interim general manager.
Mircea Rusu reads poetry by: