Jim Parsons On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
James Joseph Parsons was born on March 24, 1973 in Houston, Texas. He is probably best known for his Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning TV role as Sheldon Cooper on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory".
He was raised in Spring, Texas, and attended Klein Oak High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and enrolled in garduate school at the University of San Diego in 1999. Throughout his education, Mr. Parsons has taken a keen interest in theatre, appearing regularly in shows at the Stages Repertory Theater, becoming a founding member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions, and completing a two-year course in classical acting in partnership with the Old Globe Theater. He moved to New York City after his graduation in 2001.
He made his off-Broadway debut as Jeremiah in Manhattan Ensemble Theater's production of Franz Kafka's The Castle, which opened in January 2002. He went on to appear in two productions for La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego - as Valère in Molière's Tartuffe in 2002 and as Prince Tartaglia in The Love for Three Oranges in 2004. Mr. Parsons would finally make his Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed Broadway premiere of The Normal Heart in April 2011, with his portrayal of Tommy Boatwright earning him a Theatre World Award. He also received a Drama Desk Award as part of an "Outstanding Ensemble Performance". He returned to Broadway in May 2012 to take on the lead role of Elwood P. Dowd in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Harvey at Studio 54 and once again returned to the same venue in May 2015 to play God, as it were, in the Broadway premiere of An Act of God.
From 2002 until 2006, Mr. Parsons appeared in small roles in several television series and films, including "Ed," "Garden State," "School for Scoundrels," and as Rod Holbrook in "Judging Amy". He would finally get his big break after being cast as Sheldon Cooper in CBS' hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" and since 2006, he has starred in a total of 247 episodes, won a Golden Globe (in 2011), received two further Golden Globe nominations (in 2013 and 2014), won a total of four Emmy Awards (in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014), and received two additional Emmy Award nominations (in 2009 and 2012). Other notable screen credits over the years include his Emmy-nominated performance in the 2014 TV movie adaptation of "The Normal Heart," as well as roles in "The Muppets," "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," DreamWorks Animation's "Home," "Hidden Figures," and "Young Sheldon".
Mr. Parsons returned to Broadway to take on the role of Michael in the 50th Anniversary production of The Boys in the Band from April 30 through August 11, 2018.