Nicolas
Silberg

Sociétaire honoraire

Nicolas Silberg, whose real name is Gérard Fruneau, was appointed at the Comédie-Française as a pensionnaire on September 1, 1970 and became its 459th sociétaire on January 1, 1976. In 2003, he was named a sociétaire honoraire.
Nicolas Silberg trained at the Nantes Conservatory between 1964 and 1967, then at the Conservatoire national d’art dramatique (National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts) of Paris between 1967 and 1970 in the classes of René Simon, Robert Manuel and Louis Seigner.
He was awarded a second prize in tragedy for his performance and his interpretation of the role of Augustus in Corneille’s Cinna, a second prize in modern comedy for Graham Green’s The Power and the Glory, and a First Accessit (first prize) in classic comedy for Don Salluste in Victor Hugo’s Ruy Blas.
As a tragedian, he performed the roles of Titus in Bérénice and Pyladesin Andromache, Hydaspes in Esther, Azarias in Athalie as well as that of Narcissus in Britannicus. His keenness for comedy led him to perform amusing characters such as the roles of Gustave and the rescuer of the Alma Bridge in Giraudoux’s The Madwoman of Chaillot, of the comte d’Albafiorita in Goldoni’s La Locandiera (The Mistress of the Inn), of Villedamour in Feydeau’s Hortense Says “I Don’t Give a Damn!”, of Ferdinand Martin in Labiche’s Le Prix Martin (The Martin Prize), of the Prince in Feydeau’s Occupe-toi d’Amélie. He has ease in changing parts and has been very famous in a host of fields, such as tragedy, comedy, romantic drama, and twentieth century repertoire. Among his notable roles at the Comédie-Française, we can name Titus in Racine’s Bérénice, Rogojine in Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Bassov in Gorky’s Summerfolk, and Don Carlos in Victor Hugo’s Hernani.
Nicolas Silberg has also starred in many movies for TV and cinema, notably in Drugstore Romance and At the Top of the Stairs both directed by Paul Vecchiali and released in 1979 and 1983 respectively, Mesrine directed by André Génovès (1984), and Notre mariage directed by Valéria Sarmiento (1984). He performed numerous roles in TV movies, most notably his performance in La Dame de Monsereau, D’Artagnan amoureux, both directed by Yannick Andréi and released in 1971 and 1977 respectively, and in Aurélien directed by Michel Favart and released in 1978. Under the name of Gérard Fruneau, Nicolas Silberg presented his paintings during an exhibition at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier from September 2008 until January 2009.
Nicolas Silberg was conferred the title of Chevalier (Knight) of Arts and Letters and the title of Knight in the National Order of Merit.

At the Comédie-Française

2008-2009

1999-2000

  • La Maison des cœurs brisés

    by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Michel Dubois

    Captain Shotover

    Richelieu

  • La Cerisaie

    by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Simeonov-Pichtchik (alternating)

    Richelieu

1998-1999

  • La Cerisaie

    by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Simeonov-Pichtchik (alternating)

    Richelieu

1997-1998

  • La Cerisaie

    by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Simeonov-Pichtchik (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • La Tempête

    The Tempest by William Shakespeare Directed by Daniel Mesguich

    Antonio

    Richelieu

  • Un mois à la campagne

    by Ivan Tourgueniev Directed by Andreï Smirnoff

    Arkadi Serguéitch Islaïev

    Richelieu

1996-1997

  • Un mois à la campagne

    by Ivan Tourgueniev Directed by Andreï Smirnoff

    Arkadi Serguéitch Islaïev

    Richelieu

  • Clitandre

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    King Alcandre

    Richelieu

1995-1996

1994-1995

1993-1994

  • Caligula

    by Albert Camus Directed by Youssef Chahine

    Hélicon

    Richelieu

  • Hamlet

    by William Shakespeare Directed by Georges Lavaudant

    le Premier fossoyeur

    Richelieu

  • La Serva amorosa

    by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Pantalon

    Richelieu

  • Le Canard sauvage

    by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Alain Françon

    le Négociant Werle

    Richelieu

  • Le Faiseur

    by Honoré de Balzac Directed by Jean-Paul Roussillon

    Goulard

    Richelieu

  • Le Prix Martin

    by Eugène Labiche Directed by Jiri Menzel

    Ferdinand Martin

    Richelieu

1992-1993

  • Le Prix Martin

    by Eugène Labiche Directed by Jiri Menzel

    Ferdinand Martin

    Richelieu

  • Le Faiseur

    by Honoré de Balzac Directed by Jean-Paul Roussillon

    Goulard

    Richelieu

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Gildas Bourdet

    Béralde

    Richelieu

  • La Serva amorosa

    by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Pantalon

    Richelieu

  • La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas

    by Molière Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Harpin (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Caligula

    by Albert Camus Directed by Youssef Chahine

    Hélicon

    Richelieu

1991-1992

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Gildas Bourdet

    Béralde

    Richelieu

  • Caligula

    by Albert Camus Directed by Youssef Chahine

    Hélicon

    Richelieu

1990-1991

  • La Mère coupable

    by Beaumarchais Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    le Comte Almaviva

    Richelieu

  • Le Malade imaginaire

    The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Gildas Bourdet

    Béralde

    Odéon

  • Lorenzaccio

    by Alfred de Musset Directed by Georges Lavaudant

    Scoronconcolo (en alternance)

    Richelieu

1989-1990

  • La Mère coupable

    by Beaumarchais Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    le Comte Almaviva

    Richelieu

  • Britannicus

    by Jean Racine Directed by Jean-Luc Boutté

    Narcisse

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Simon Eine

    Philinte

    Richelieu

  • Lorenzaccio

    by Alfred de Musset Directed by Georges Lavaudant

    Scoronconcolo

    Richelieu

1988-1989

1987-1988

  • Le Legs

    The Legacy by Marivaux Directed by Jacques Rosny

    le Chevalier

    Richelieu

  • Le Songe d'une nuit d'été

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Directed by Jorge Lavelli

    Thésée

    Richelieu

  • Esther

    by Jean Racine Directed by Françoise Seigner

    Hydaspe

    Richelieu

  • La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu

    The Trojan War Shall not Be by Jean Giraudoux Directed by Raymond Gérôme

    Oiax

    Richelieu

1986-1987

  • La Parisienne

    by Henry Becque Directed by Paul Vecchiali

    Du Mesnil

    Richelieu

1985-1986

1984-1985

1983-1984

  • Rue de la Folie Courteline

    by Georges Courteline Directed by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser

    Lui, un Monsieur, le Choeur, Petin

    Richelieu

  • La Mort de Sénèque

    by Tristan L'Hermite Directed by Jean-Marie Villegier

    Procule

    Richelieu

  • Les Estivants

    The Summer Folk by Maxime Gorki Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Bassov

    Richelieu

1982-1983

  • Les Estivants

    The Summer Folk by Maxime Gorki Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Bassov

    Richelieu

  • Triptyque

    by Max Frisch Directed by Roger Blin

    Le Pompiste

    Odéon

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Patrice Kerbrat

    Pylade

    Richelieu

1981-1982

  • Souvenirs de France

    Directed by Yves Gasc

    Odéon

  • Marie Tudor

    by Victor Hugo Directed by Jean-Luc Boutté

    Gilbert

    Richelieu

  • La Dame de chez Maxim

    The Girl from Maxim’s by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jean-Paul Roussillon

    Un Balayeur - Guérissac

    Richelieu

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Patrice Kerbrat

    Pylade

    Richelieu

1980-1981

  • La Folle de Chaillot

    by Jean Giraudoux Directed by Michel Fagadau

    Le Sauveteur du pont de l'Alma, Le Directeur de la presse publicitaire

    Richelieu

  • La Locandiera

    The Mistress of the Inn by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Le comte d'Albafiorita

    Richelieu

1979-1980

  • La Folle de Chaillot

    by Jean Giraudoux Directed by Michel Fagadau

    Le Sauveteur du pont de l'Alma, Le Directeur de la presse publicitaire

    Odéon

  • Horace

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Jean-Pierre Miquel

    Valère

    Richelieu

  • L'Œuf

    by Félicien Marceau Directed by Jacques Rosny

    Gustave

    Richelieu

  • Bérénice

    by Jean Racine Directed by Jean-François Rémi

    Titus

    Richelieu

1977-1978

  • Saul de Tarse

    by Oscar Milosz Directed by Jean-François Rémi

    Brutus

    Richelieu

  • Lorenzaccio

    by Alfred de Musset Directed by Franco Zeffirelli

    Pierre Strozzi

    Richelieu

1976-1977

  • Le Cid

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Terry Hands

    Don Sanche

    Richelieu

  • Le Verre d'eau

    by Eugène Scribe Directed by Raymond Rouleau

    Masham

    Richelieu

  • Iphigénie en Aulide

    Iphigenia in Aulis by Jean Racine Directed by Jacques Destoop

    Achille

    Richelieu

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