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Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman Onstage

A look back at the theatrical career of the three-time Tony nominee.

From his debut in Caryl Churchill's The Skriker at The Public Theater in 1996 to his final stage appearance as Willy Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, Philip Seymour Hoffman was an actor who never forgot his stage roots. Though he had a profitable Hollywood career and had won an Academy Award, Hoffman came back to the theater year after year, not only as an actor but as a director and an artistic director of the Labyrinth Theater Company. Hoffman died of a drug overdose on February 2, and the theater community will honor his memory by dimming the lights of Broadway's marquees at 7:45pm on February 5. In the gallery below, TheaterMania looks back at Hoffman's theatrical legacy, which truly define the phrase "stage animal."