Lensky debuted as an actor at the Maly Theatre in 1824, but found success as a writer of vaudeville acts. His best known work is Lyov Gurych Sinichkin ili provintsiabmia debiutantka ("Lev Gurych Sinichkin, or A Provincial Debutante").
- History of the Russian theatre, seventeenth through nineteenth century Boris Varneke - 1971 "Vorobyov (1805–1860), under the nom de plume Nicholas Timofeyevich Lensky, was the most talented among the vaudevillists of the 1840s. In 1824 he began his career on the Moscow stage, where he played young men's roles and bridegrooms in comedy. As an actor, he met with no success until he began translating comedies and vaudeville acts; his writing enhanced his popularity as ... "
- Stanley Hochman McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama 1984 Page 260 "Lensky, Dmitry Timofeyevich (1805–1860) Russian farce writer and actor; pseudonym of Dmitry Timofeyevich Vorobyov. He was born into a Moscow merchant family and, unbeknownst to his father, went on the stage at the Maly Theatre in 1824."
- Laurence Senelick Russian dramatic theory from Pushkin to the Symbolists: an anthology 1981 "Dmitry Timofeevich Lensky (1805–1860), less important as an actor than as the author of sprightly and effervescent vaudevilles, the most famous being Lyov Gurych Sinichkin, a hilarious comedy about a provincial barnstormer."