Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the nation's top acting talents known for playing extremely varied roles in film and on stage, including Truman Capote, which earned him an Oscar, and Father Brendan Flynn in Doubt, which earned him an Oscar nomination, speaks with Mo Rocca about his Tony Award-nominated performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman on Broadway.
Watch the interview from CBS' "Sunday Morning" below!
Philip Seymour Hoffman returns to Broadway for the first time since his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night in 2003. He also received a Tony Award nomination in 2000 for his performance in Sam Shepard’s True West. His Off-Broadway credits include The Seagull at the NYSF/Delacorte Theatre (dir: Mike Nichols), Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Shopping and Fucking, Defying Gravity and The Author’s Voice. As co-artistic director of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, he has directed productions of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Jesus Hopped the A Train, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Little Flower of East Orange, and also starred in and directed Jack Goes Boating. He won the 2005 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, among other honors for Capote. His film credits also include Boogie Nights, Happiness, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, State and Main, Almost Famous, Cold Mountain, Charlie Wilson’s War (dir: Mike Nichols), Doubt (Academy Award nomination), Jack Goes Boating, Moneyball, The Ides of March and the upcoming The Master, among others.
Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN is directed by Mike Nichols and stars Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Obie Award winner Linda Emond as Linda Loman and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man) as Biff Loman.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN has been nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, five Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Play and three Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Revival of a Play. The production won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revival of a Play and director Mike Nichols has been honored with a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle for his contribution to the theatre.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN originally opened on February 10, 1949 at the Morosco Theatre. Hailed as a masterwork of modern American drama, it won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the first play to ever win all three awards.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN also features Finn Wittrock as Happy, Fran Kranz as Bernard, Bill Camp as Charley, John Glover as Ben, Remy Auberjonois as Howard Wagner, Glenn Fleshler as Stanley, Stephanie Janssen as Miss Forsythe, Kathleen McNenny as Jenny, Elizabeth Morton as Letta and Molly Price as The Woman.