The Original "Walking Dead": Jeffrey DeMunn Will Star as Willy Loman at Old Globe

News   The Original "Walking Dead": Jeffrey DeMunn Will Star as Willy Loman at Old Globe
 
Jeffrey DeMunn, the seasoned actor who plays Dale, the eldest in a tribe of surviving humans in "The Walking Dead" — the hot new TV series about a world overrun with zombies — will play Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman for The Old Globe Theatre.

Jeffrey DeMunn in AMC's
Jeffrey DeMunn in AMC's "The Walking Dead" Photo by Scott Garfield/AMC

DeMunn, an Emmy and Tony Award nominee, played the famous Arthur Miller role at Dallas Theater Center in early 2010. This new unrelated San Diego production of the classic about a salesman struggling with a changing world, and his tentative grasp on the American Dream, will be directed by Pam MacKinnon (Off-Broadway's Clybourne Park), for a run of Jan. 22-Feb. 27, 2011, in Old Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Opening night is Jan. 27.

The complete cast will be announced at a later date. DeMunn was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the drama K2. He has appeared on Broadway in Our Town, The Price, Bent, Spoils of War and Sleight of Hand. At The Public Theater, he has appeared in Stuff Happens, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Prayer for My Daughter (Drama Desk nomination). His regional credits include King Lear, Geometry of Fire, A Picasso, Gunshy, The Hands of Its Enemy, The Country Girl, Modigliani and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman at the Dallas Theater Center.

He's a favorite of film and TV writer/producer/director Frank Darabont, who cast him in "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile," "The Majestic" and "Stephen King's The Mist," "The Blob" and "The Walking Dead."

DeMunn was Emmy Award-nominated for playing Andrei Chikatilo in "Citizen X."

Death of a Salesman tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

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