Brian Dennehy has won a 1999 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as the doomed Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The Robert Falls-directed production began its life earlier this season at Chicago's Goodman Theatre before transferring to Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
Dennehy and Falls have collaborated on three other monumental plays: Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh and Touch of a Poet and Bertolt Brecht's Galileo. He was last seen on Broadway in Brian Friel's Translations. Prior to that, he appeared to great acclaim in the heralded 1988 Peter Brook mounting of The Cherry Orchard at BAM.
Dennehy's extensive film work includes "Presumed Innocent," "F/X," "Gorky Park," "First Blood," and "The Belly of an Architect."
Also winning for Salesman were Robert Falls, Elizabeth Franz, and the play itself (for Revival).