After acting for a long time
in Lemberg, he toured for two years with Zelig Schorr's
troupe, then acted in Romania in his own concession,
later again joined Gimpel's in Lemberg, then acted with
Akselrad in Romania, in London's Pavilion Theatre
(together with Schilling), and a season there with
Morris Moshkovitsh, later a season in London in the
Empire Theatre with Joseph Kessler, then with Wertheimer
in Budapest, where he acted in plays for four years
on antraktn (because of this, the license to perform
was only for a "singing- and acting hall") [singing-and
In the summer of 1913 L. had
in Berlin directed a troupe, where he also acted and
1917 -- acted in the
Ukraine, then toured with member troupes across Poland,
Romania. A time as co-partners of Ziegler and then with
Iris, later independent. 1926 -- arrived in Vienna,
where he has acted until now.
L. wrote many plays,
including his "Doctor Herzel" (tseytbild), "Reyzele"
(lebensbild), "Dos lemberger shneydermeydl", "Der
mentshn-freser" (a drama, translated rom "Der
birgelekher toyt"), "Di eyngemoyerte froy" (after a song
by Aleksandri) [According to Jacob Mestel, also asserted
by Romanian actors that "Di eyngemoyerte froy" is a
translation of a Romanian play "Meshtur manoli".] and
"Moshe rabeinu" (operetta) and was performed.
L. also composed many
musical numbers for variety songs, often by himself
conducted his operettas-orchestra, wrote humorous
one-acters and translated the drama "Barbara Ubrik, a
history of Krakow's churches(?)", which Berta Kalich had
performed in Bucharest.
M. E. and M. E.
from Leyzer Rosenstein and Jacob Mestel.
B. Gorin -- "History
of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 269.