Hoffman starred in “Death of a Salesman” and “True West”
Broadway will honor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Wednesday by dimming the lights in Great White Way Theaters for one minute.
Hoffman was best known for his Oscar-winning work in “Capote” and acclaimed turns in films such as “Charlie Wilson's War” and “The Master,” but even after establishing a name for himself on the big screen, he remained a committed theater actor.
He earned Tony nominations for his work in “True West” (2000), “Long Day's Journey Into Night” (2003) and “Death of a Salesman” (2012) and was a company member and former artistic director of Off-Broadway's LAByrinth Theater Company.
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On Twitter, Steve Martin remembered Hoffman's stage work in “Salesman,” writing, “Shocked to hear of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time.”
Hoffman died Sunday at age 46 of an apparent drug overdose.
“Philip Seymour Hoffman, a three-time Tony Award nominee, was a true artist who loved the theatre,” Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, said in a statement. “His prolific body of work encompassed various mediums including theatre, film, and television, and we'll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans.”