BWW Flashback: James Gandolfini's Tony Nominated Performance in GOD OF CARNAGE

BroadwayWorld just learned that James Gandolfini, who is most known for starring in the HBO hit "The Sopranos", died today in Italy. He was 51. In remembrance, we bring you photos from Gandolfini's Tony-nominated performance in Broadway's GOD OF CARNAGE.

Gandolfini's big break came in 1993 with the film True Romance, followed by his iconic portrayal of 'Tony Soprano' beginning in 1999, a role for which he won three Emmy Awards. Big screen credits include His film credits include the upcoming Animal Rescue, as well as The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Zero Dark Thirty, In the Loop, All the King's Men, The Mexican, Fallen, 12 Angry Men, Get Shortly, and more.

Gandolfini appeared on Broadway in GOD OF CARNAGE, for which he was Tony-nominated in 2009, and then reprised the role in 2011 in LA. He also appeared in ON THE WATERFRONT and made his Broadway debut with Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

In the video below, watch highlights of Gandolfini and the cast onstage, plus opening night interviews for GOD OF CARNAGE on Broadway.

GOD OF CARNAGE opened at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in 2011, reuniting the original Tony Award-nominated Broadway cast of Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden in the scathingly funny, Tony Award-winning Best Play. Below, check out photos from the opening night festivites, plus shots of the cast onstage!

Go behind the scenes with more highlights from the production and cast interviews...

Then, hear what GOD OF CARNAGE's starry audience members had to say about the play that took Broadway by storm, starring the Tony-Winning original cast, which featured James Gandolfini, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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