Stéphane
Varupenne

528e sociétaire

Following his training in dramatic arts, as well as trombone and guitar at the Lille Conservatoire, Stéphane Varupenne enrolled at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris. He continued his training at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique until 2007, the year he was admitted at the Comédie-Française. He became sociétaire in 2015.

One of his first roles within the Company was the Journalist in Trois hommes dans un salon after an interview conducted by François-René Cristiani with Brel, Brassens and Ferré staged by Anne Kessler in 2008, a director he reunited with in 2015 for La Double inconstance by Marivaux. Muriel Mayette-Holtz directed him in Marivaux’s La Dispute, Dario Fo's Mystère bouffe et fabulages (version 1) and (version 2), Racine's Andromache and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Éric Ruf directed him in Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, while Denis Podalydès entrusted him with playing Le Bret in Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac and later Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo.

Varupenne’s work with renowned directors demonstrates his ability to embody a great range of characters. Stéphane Braunschweig offered him the title role in Racine’s Britannicus, Jean-Yves Ruf staged him as Troilus in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Jacques Lassalle entrusted him with the role of Alain in Molière’s The School for Wives (L’École des femmes), while Catherine Hiegel cast him as Valère in Molière’s The Miser (L’Avare). Alain Françon directed him in Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, and later in Edward Bond’s The Sea, while Jérôme Deschamps cast him in Un fil à la patte by Georges Feydeau. In order to work on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu roi in 2009, he reunited with Jean-Pierre Vincent who had directed him the year before in The School for Wives at the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe. Julie Deliquet directed him in Vania after Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and Robert Carsen offered him Caliban’s part when he staged Shakespeare’s The Tempest Salle Richelieu.

Within the Company, directors have put Stéphane Varupenne’s musical training to good use. He has participated in Chansons déconseillées written and directed by Philippe Meyer and in Cabaret Boris Vian by Serge Bagdassarian. He portrayed Mike Bloomfield in Comme une pierre qui… by Marie Rémond and Sébastien Pouderoux. In 2011, he played in Brecht’s Threepenny Opera directed by Laurent Pelly, and in 2016, in Le Cerf et le Chien after Marcel Aymé directed by Véronique Vella.

Outside of the Comédie-Française, Stéphane Varupenne has played in a number of orchestras, from big band jazz to those focusing on the French song. Over two seasons, he worked as an actor with the Paris Orchestra on educational concerts for school-aged children. He excelled when he recited as part of the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse’s rendition of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale and when the Opéra national de Paris staged a Guillaume Apollinaire’s homage interpreted by the tenor Yann Beuron. In September 2017, together with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, he presented Stravinsky’s Firebird at the Paris Philharmonic.

Along with collaborations with Dominique Cabrera et Anne Villacèque on television, Valéria Bruni Tedeschi directed Stéphane Varupenne in her adaptation of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters and Zabou Breitman worked with him on the Paris etc. series which was broadcast in 2017. On film, he could be seen in features directed by Alix Delporte, Roschdy Zem and Michel Hazanavicius.

During the 2018/2019 season, Stéphane Varupenne will be playing in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Or What You Will by Thomas Ostermeier, Goldoni’s La Locandiera by Alain Françon and Les Serge (Gainsbourg Point Barre) written and directed with Sébastien Pouderoux and in the rerun of Racine’s Britannicus by Stéphane Braunschweig.

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L'Heureux Stratagème

"The Successful Stratagem"
by Marivaux
Directed by Emmanuel Daumas

Vx-Colombier

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La Nuit des rois ou Tout ce que vous voulez

"Twelfth Night or What you will"
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier

Richelieu

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Follow this comedien

At the Comédie-Française

2019-2020

2018-2019

  • Journées particulières

    SPECIAL DAYS / Once upon a time at the Comédie-Française: The House of Molière in the...

    Vx-Colombier

  • Les Serge (Gainsbourg point barre)

    Adaptation and direction Stéphane Varupenne and Sébastien Pouderoux

    chant, guitare, trombone

    Studio

  • La Locandiera

    The Mistress of The Inn by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Alain Françon

    le Chevalier de Ripafratta

    Richelieu

  • Britannicus

    by Jean Racine Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig

    Britannicus

    Richelieu

  • La Nuit des rois ou Tout ce que vous...

    Twelfth Night or What you will by William Shakespeare Directed by Thomas Ostermeier

    Feste, fou d’Olivia

    Richelieu

2017-2018

  • Roméo et Juliette

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Directed by Éric Ruf

    Tybalt (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Britannicus

    by Jean Racine Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig

    Britannicus

    Richelieu

  • La Résistible Ascension d'Arturo Ui

    The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht Directed by Katharina Thalbach

    Le Jeune Hindsborough et Ignace Dollfoot (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • La Tempête

    The Tempest by William Shakespeare French adaptation by Jean-Claude Carrière Directed...

    Caliban, sauvage asservi par Prospero

    Richelieu

  • Le Cerf et le Chien

    The Stag and the Dog from Les Contes du chat perché (The Wonderful Farm) by Marcel...

    Le Bœuf

    Studio

  • Les Journées particulières (Special...

    Into the Repertoire time machine

    Vx-Colombier

  • Vania

    after Uncle Vanya by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Julie Deliquet

    Mikhaïl Lvovitch Astrov, médecin

    Vx-Colombier

2016-2017

2015-2016

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    Bois d’Enghien

    Richelieu

  • Britannicus

    by Jean Racine Directed by Stéphane Braunschweig

    Britannicus

    Richelieu

  • La Mer

    The Sea by Edward Bond Directed by Alain Françon

    Hollarcut

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Maffio Orsini (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Le Bret (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Phèdre

    Directeur artistique : Eric Génovèse Réalisation : Blandine Masson, Sophie-Aude Picon

    Hippolyte, fils de Thésée et d’Antiope, reine des Amazones

    Maison de la Radio

  • La Double Inconstance

    The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux Directed by Anne Kessler

    Arlequin

    Richelieu

  • La Résurrection rouge et blanche de...

    Vagabond Readings # 1

    Vx-Colombier

  • Comme une pierre qui...

    by Greil Marcus (adapted by Marie Rémond and Sébastien Pouderoux) Directed by Marie...

    Mike Bloomfield

    Studio

2014-2015

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    Bois d’Enghien

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Maffio Orsini (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Hommage à Robert Desnos

    Dans le cadre du Printemps des poètes

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Songe d'une nuit d'été

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Lecoing

    Richelieu

  • La Double Inconstance

    The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux Directed by Anne Kessler

    Arlequin

    Richelieu

  • Antigone

    by Jean Anouilh Directed by Marc Paquien

    Le Garde

    Richelieu

2013-2014

  • Les Trois petits cochons

    The Three Little Pigs by Thomas Quillardet Directed by Thomas Quillardet

    Un petit cochon

    Studio

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Maffio Orsini

    Richelieu

  • Les Poètes de la Résistance

    Poetry

    Vx-Colombier

  • L'Île des esclaves

    Slave Island by Marivaux Directed by Benjamin Jungers

    Iphicrate

    Studio

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pylade, ami d’Oreste

    Richelieu

  • Le Songe d'une nuit d'été

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Lecoing

    Richelieu

  • Antigone

    by Jean Anouilh Directed by Marc Paquien

    Le Garde (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • La Grande Guerre

    by François Christophe Reading directed by Bruno Raffaelli

    Richelieu

  • Un fil à la patte

    A Cat Among The Pigeons by Georges Feydeau Directed by Jérôme Deschamps

    Bois d’Enghien

    Richelieu

2012-2013

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Le Bret (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Cabaret Boris Vian

    by Boris Vian Directed by Serge Bagdassarian

    Studio

  • Les Trois Sœurs

    The Three Sisters by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Andreï Sergueïevitch Prozorov

    Richelieu

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Catherine Hiegel

    Valère

    Richelieu

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pylade, ami d’Oreste

    Richelieu

  • Troïlus et Cressida

    Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare Directed by Jean-Yves Ruf

    Troïlus

    Richelieu

  • Les Trois petits cochons

    The Three Little Pigs by Thomas Quillardet Directed by Thomas Quillardet

    Un petit cochon

    Studio

  • L'École des femmes

    The School for Wives by Molière Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    Alain

    Richelieu

  • Antigone

    by Jean Anouilh Directed by Marc Paquien

    Le Garde

    Vx-Colombier

2011-2012

  • Peer Gynt

    by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Éric Ruf

    Un Garçon de la noce, un Troll, Master Cotton, un Singe, le Cuisinier, le Fondeur de...

    Grand Palais

  • Le Mariage de Figaro ou la Folle Journée

    The Marriage of Figaro or The Mad Day by Beaumarchais Directed by Christophe Rauck

    Le Comte

    Théâtre éphémère

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pylade, ami d'Oreste

    Richelieu

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Catherine Hiegel

    Valère

    Richelieu

  • Chansons déconseillées

    by Philippe Meyer Directed by Philippe Meyer

    Studio

2010-2011

  • Ubu roi

    by Alfred Jarry Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Ladislas, Lepeuple, M. Fédorovitch, Giron, Paysan, Armée russe

    Richelieu

  • Trois hommes dans un salon – Brel,...

    by François-René Cristiani Directed by Anne Kessler

    The Journalist

    Studio

  • L'Opéra de quat'sous

    The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill Directed by Laurent Pelly

    Walter, Un mendiant et Un flic

    Richelieu

  • Stéphane Varupenne

    Carte blanche

    Vx-Colombier

  • Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor

    The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare Directed by Andrés Lima

    L'Aubergiste (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Un tramway nommé désir

    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Directed by Lee Breuer

    le Tromboniste, la Femme mexicaine et l’Inconnue (l’Infirmière)

    Richelieu

  • Les Trois Sœurs

    The Three Sisters by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Vladimir Karlovitch Rode, sous-lieutenant

    Richelieu

  • Andromaque

    Andromache by Jean Racine Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Pylade, ami d’Oreste

    Richelieu

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Catherine Hiegel

    Valère

    Richelieu

2009-2010

2008-2009

  • Ubu roi

    by Alfred Jarry Directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent

    Ladislas, Lepeuple, M. Fédorovitch, Giron, Paysan, Armée russe

    Richelieu

  • La Dispute

    A Matter of Dispute by Marivaux Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Mesrin

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Voyage de Monsieur Perrichon

    by Eugène Labiche Directed by Julie Brochen

    Armand

    Vx-Colombier

  • Fanny

    by Marcel Pagnol Directed by Irène Bonnaud

    Marius, le Facteur et le Parisien

    Vx-Colombier

2007-2008

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