USMagazine, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 11:45am (PDT)
Jim Parsons is ready to declare himself to the world.
The "Big Bang Theory" actor, 39, quietly came out of the closet during an interview with The New York Times.
Coinciding with Parsons' upcoming starring role as Elwood P. Dowd in Broadway's "Harvey," writer Patrick Healy's profile notes, "Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said."
"Elwood has such warmth, and wants nothing more than to connect with other people," he said of the role. "The jump-out-of-bed happiness I feel transcends any nerves about taking on a history-laden role."