Michel Fau

Stage director

 

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After studying with Yves Pignot and Julie Ravix, he joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique where he was taught by Pierre Vial, Michel Bouquet and Gérard Desarthe. His encounter with the poet Olivier Py was decisive (La Servante, Le Visage d’Orphée, L’Apocalypse Joyeuse, Claudel’s Le Soulier de Satin, Illusions comiques, Aeschylus’s Oresteia, Les enfants de Saturne…).

Michel Fau has directed and acted in : Molière’s Le Misanthrope with Julie Depardieu and Edith Scob, Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane with Charlotte de Turckheim and Gaspard Ulliel, Henry de Montherlant’s Demain il fera jour with Léa Drucker, Racine’s Britannicus with Geneviève Page and Agathe Bonitzer, Guitry’s Nono with Julie Depardieu and Brigitte Catillon, Ibsen’s Doll’s House with Audrey Tautou, David Mamet’s American Buffalo with Michel Vuillermoz and Nicolas Duvauchelle, Strindberg’s Debt and Credit, and Thérèse Raquin after Zola… and when it comes to the opera: Rameau’s Dardanus, Reynaldo Hahn’s Ciboulette, Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Puccini’s Tosca, or Philippe Capdenat’s Le condamné à mort after Genet.

He has acted under the direction of Jérôme Deschamps (Courteline en dentelles), Philippe Calvario (Copi’s Une visite inopportune), Eric Vigner (Shakespeare’s Othello), Emmanuel Daumas (Thomas Bernhard’s The Ignoramus and the Madman, L’impardonnable revue), Juliette Deschamps (Plato’s Symposium), Sébastien Rajon (Genet’s The Balcony), Paul Desveaux (Schiller’s The Robbers), Olivier Desbordes (Kurt Weill’s The Silver Lake, Christiné’s Dédé), Jean-Michel Rabeux (Copi’s L’Homosexuel, Feydeau’s On purge bébé), Jean Gillibert (Racine’s Athalie), Stéphane Braunschweig (Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice), Jean Macqueron (Christian Siméon’s Hyènes), Pierre Guillois (Maeterlinck’s Pélléas and Mélisande), Jean-Claude Penchenat (Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour Lost), Jean-Luc Lagarce (Labiche’s La Cagnotte), Laurent Gutmann (Lenz’s The New Menoza), Gilberte Tsaï (Tableaux Impossibles), or Gabriel Garran (Normand Chaurette’s Fragments d’une Lettre d’Adieu).

He has also appeared in films directed by Albert Dupontel, Jean-Michel Ribes, Dominik Moll, François Ozon, Benoit Jacquot, Arnaud Sélignac, Sophie Blondy, Noémie Lvovsky, Michel Hassan, Nina Companeez, and Jérôme Le Gris… In 1998 he was awarded the Prix Gérard Philipe of the Municipality of Paris and in 2006 the best actor prize, awarded by the Professional Syndicate for Dramatic and Musical Critics.

 

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