About the Show
Death of a Salesman
Willy Loman, a suicidal traveling salesman at the end of his rope.
Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is best known for the films Capote, Almost Famous, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Charlie Wilson’s War and Doubt. A three-time Tony nominee, he also served as Artistic Director for LAByrinth Theater Company.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Play
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Onstage Pair (with Andrew Garfield)
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
2000: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, True West
2003: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Hoffman won 23 awards for his performance in the 2005 film biography Capote, including the Oscar.
“It’s hard getting inside this guy for a lot of different reasons. It’s like Whac-a-Mole. Certain moments make sense, then they don’t, then others do, then they don’t anymore. All of a sudden you’ve lost what you found—you thought you knew what that moment in a scene was about, and then you don’t anymore. And then you do.” —Hoffman in an interview with The New York Times, 3/12