DeMunn, the respected Tony Award-nominated theatre and screen actor, is hot lately for his role on TV's popular horror series "The Walking Dead."
Director Pam MacKinnon's cast for the Jan. 22-Feb. 27, 2011, production also includes Jordan Baker (The Woman), Ben Diskant (Bernard), Jesse Jensen (Stanley), Robin Moseley (Linda), Tyler Pierce (Happy), John Procaccino (Charley), Deborah Radloff (Jenny, Letta), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Biff), Ryman Sneed (Miss Forsythe), Adrian Sparks (Uncle Ben) and Jonathan Spivey (Howard Wagner, 2nd Waiter).
Performances of the 1949 drama about a man's weakening grasp on the American Dream will play Old Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Opening night is Jan. 27.
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Death of a Salesman is billed this way by The Old Globe: "After a lifetime as a traveling salesman, Willy Loman finds himself at the end of his career and at the end of his rope. As dreams of the past collide with visions of what might have been, Willy's wife and sons wage a desperate struggle to engage him in the present."
The creative team features Marion Williams (scenic design), Mathew LeFebvre (costume design), Rui Rita (lighting design), Jeremy J. Lee (sound design) and Lavinia Henley (stage manager). Director MacKinnon is an Obie and Lilly Award-winning New York-based director. Her most recent productions include premieres of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizons), Rachel Axler's Smudge (Women's Project) and Cusi Cram's A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages). She is a longtime interpreter of the plays of Edward Albee, having directed A Delicate Balance (Arena Stage), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Alley Theatre and The Vienna Theatre Company) and The Play About the Baby (Philadelphia Theatre Company and Goodman Theatre), as well as premieres of At Home at the Zoo (formerly called Peter and Jerry at Hartford Stage and Second Stage Theatre), Occupant (Signature Theatre Company) and this season's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Arena Stage).
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.