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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman is an American actor and director. Hoffman began acting in television in 1991, and the following year started to appear in films. He gradually gained recognition for his supporting work in a series of notable films, including Scent of a Woman, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Happiness, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous, 25th Hour, Punch Drunk Love, Cold Mountain, Mission: Impossible III and The Master.
In 2005, Hoffman played the title role in the biographical film Capote, for which he won multiple acting awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another three Academy Award nominations for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt and The Master. Other critically acclaimed films in recent years have included Owning Mahowny, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Savages, Synecdoche, New York, Moneyball and The Ides of March. In 2010, Hoffman made his feature film directorial debut with Jack Goes Boating.
Hoffman is also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, and has directed and performed in numerous stage productions. His performances in three Broadway plays led to three Tony Award nominations: two for Best Leading Actor in True West and Death of a Salesman; one for Best Featured Actor in Long Day's Journey into Night.


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  • Sunset Boulevard - Lighting Designer

    20:15, Sun 5th July 2020 - Thu 9th July 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:30, Sun 12th July 2020 - Thu 16th July 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    21:00, Sun 19th July 2020 - Thu 23rd July 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond…

  • A Little Night Music - Bass

    23:30, Tue 18th August 2020 - Sat 22nd August 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:45, Tue 25th August 2020 - Sat 29th August 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    14:45, Tue 1st September 2020 - Sat 5th September 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of seve…

  • The Phantom of the Opera - Madame Giry

    20:15, Mon 14th September 2020 - Sat 19th September 2020 at Random Venue 6
    20:15, Mon 21st September 2020 - Sat 26th September 2020 at Random Venue 6
    19:30, Mon 28th September 2020 - Sat 3rd October 2020 at Random Venue 6

    The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book together.…

  • Pygmalion - Eliza Doolittle

    19:30, Wed 14th October 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:15, Sat 17th October 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:45, Tue 20th October 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:30, Fri 23rd October 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:45, Sun 25th October 2020 at Random Venue 6
    19:15, Mon 26th October 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:45, Tue 27th October 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:30, Wed 28th October 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:00, Fri 30th October 2020 at Random Venue 85

    Pygmalion is a 1912 play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character.
    Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza…

  • The Odd Couple - Technical Director

    20:15, Sun 18th October 2020 - Thu 22nd October 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Odd Couple is a play by Neil Simon. Following its premiere on Broadway in 1965, the characters were revived in a successful 1968 film and 1970s television series, as well as other derivative works…

  • Mame - Dwight Babcock

    19:30, Sun 27th December 2020 - Sat 2nd January 2021 at Random Venue 91

    Mame is a musical with the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Originally titled My Best Girl, it is based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis…

  • The Sound of Music - Drums

    19:15, Wed 27th January 2021 at Random Venue 77
    19:45, Sat 30th January 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:45, Mon 1st February 2021 at Random Venue 96
    21:30, Wed 3rd February 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Thu 4th February 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Fri 5th February 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    22:00, Sun 7th February 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:15, Wed 10th February 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:00, Sat 13th February 2021 at The Old Vic

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Elisabeth - Producer

    18:00, Tue 2nd February 2021 - Sat 6th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress…

  • Man of La Mancha - Sancho Panza

    23:00, Sun 18th April 2021 - Fri 23rd April 2021 at Random Venue 96

    Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn…

  • Waiting for Godot - Lucky

    21:00, Mon 3rd May 2021 - Sat 8th May 2021 at Random Venue 74

    Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot's absence, as well as…

  • Macbeth - Lady Macbeth

    21:00, Sun 4th July 2021 - Sat 10th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects…

  • Show Boat - Production Manager

    20:15, Tue 13th July 2021 - Fri 16th July 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber's bestselling novel of the same name, the musical follows the lives…

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Fyedka

    21:00, Mon 19th July 2021 - Fri 23rd July 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Mon 26th July 2021 - Fri 30th July 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Mon 2nd August 2021 - Fri 6th August 2021 at The Old Vic

    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem.…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Beast

    13:30, Mon 22nd November 2021 - Sat 27th November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…

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