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Houston-born celeb Jim Parsons showcases local high school drama stars

Houston-born celeb Jim Parsons showcases local high school drama stars

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The Big Bang Theory star is a Houston native. Photo courtesy of CBS

Nominations for the 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards have been announced, honoring the best in high school theater.

The big reveal came courtesy of a homegrown Emmy winner, Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons.

"Whether it's going to be your ultimate career or not, it's such a great place to learn about people, to learn about life, to learn about literature and I felt very lucky that I got to do theater in high school, whether or not I would have done it later in life," Parsons said.

Parsons graduated from Klein Oak High School, and shared why theater had such a big impact on his life before announcing the nominees for best musical.

Best Musical:

Foster High School — Evita
Friendswood High School — The Hunchback of Notre Dame
G.W. Carver Magnet High School — Jelly's Last Jam
The Kinkaid School — Crazy for You
Klein High School — The Addams Family
Klein Oak High School — Big Fish
Second Baptist School — Oklahoma!
Westfield High School — The Color Purple

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