The Playbill Vault Remembers Tony Nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman

By Megan Dekic
05 Feb 2014



Mr. Hoffman's final Broadway appearance was in the acclaimed 2012 revival of Arthur Miller's classic Death of a Salesman. He starred as Willy Loman opposite Linda Emond as Linda Loman and Andrew Garfield as Biff Loman. The revival was directed by Mike Nichols and featured a recreation of the original Tony-winning scenic design by Jo Mielziner from the 1949 production.

The play opened March 15, 2012, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. In his review for the New York Times, Ben Brantley wrote: "Mr. Hoffman does terminal uncertainty better than practically anyone, and he's terrific in showing the doubt that crumples Willy just when he's trying to sell his own brand of all-American optimism."

Hoffman was Tony-nominated for his work, and the production took home the 2012 Tony for Best Revival of a Play. It ran for a limited engagement of 78 performances before closing June 2, 2012.

Read the Death of a Salesman Playbill here.

Visit Philip Seymour Hoffman's page in the Vault.