Stage and screen star Andrew Garfield celebrates his birthday August 20. In honor of the Tony Award winner, we're taking a look back at Garfield's Tony-nominated Broadway debut—the 2012 revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
Death of a Salesman opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre March 15, 2012, playing 30 previews and 78 performances before closing June 2. The revival earned seven Tony Award nominations, winning two including Best Revival of a Play.
Arthur Miller's meditation on the cost of the American dream, Death of a Salesman tells the story of Willy Loman who finds his career crumbling and his relationships with his wife and sons severely tested.
In addition to Garfield as Biff Loman, the production starred Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Linda Emond as Linda Loman, John Glover as Ben, Bill Camp as Charley, Finn Wittrock as Happy Loman, Fran Kranz as Bernard, Remy Auberjonois as Howard Wagner, Glenn Fleshler as Stanley, Stephanie Janssen as Miss Forsythe, Brad Koed as Second Waiter, Kathleen McKenny as Jenny, Elizabeth Morton as Letta and Molly Price as The Woman with Julian Gamble, Thomas Michael Hammond, and Meredith Holzman as the understudies.
Directed by Mike Nichols, the revival featured scenic design by Jo Mielziner, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and original music by Alex North with stage management by Jill Cordle and Matthew Aaron Stern. For the complete cast and creative team, visit PlaybillVault.com/DeathofaSalesman.
Garfield would go on to win the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play six years later, when he reprised his performance as Prior Walter in the Broadway transfer of the National Theatre production of Angels in America, directed by Marianne Elliott.
He is set to star in the film adaptation of Tick, Tick... Boom!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.