Tony Awards: ‘Death of a Salesman’ wins for revival of a play

A scene from the recent Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York.
(Brigitte Lacombe)

The recent production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, won the Tony Award for revival of a play. Scott Rudin, one of the producer’s of the revival, accepted the award and was joined on stage by the play’s cast.

“Death of a Salesman” was one of the top-selling productions of the recent Broadway season. The show, directed by Mike Nichols, commanded top ticket prices and regularly played to full houses at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

The revival opened in March and closed on June 2.

TONYS 2012: Red carpet | Winners & NomineesThe other nominees in the play revival category were Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” Margaret Edson’s “Wit” and Terrence McNally’s “Master Class.”


Last year’s winner in the category was Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart.”

“Death of a Salesman” first opened on Broadway in 1949, winning the Tony for best play and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.


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