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Playhouse Alumni Snag Emmy Awards - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Playhouse Alumni Snag Emmy Awards

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We were cheering along with the crowd on Sunday as two Playhouse alums won Emmy Awards for their work during the past television season.

Jim Parsons, who appeared at the Playhouse in The Love of Three Oranges in 2004 and Molière’s classic Tartuffe in 2002, won the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work playing abrasive super-genius Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. He quipped during his acceptance speech, “Some of you apparently voted for me, that was very sweet.” You can check out his whole speech below.


Neil Patrick Harris (L) in RENT (1997).

And Neil Patrick Harris doesn’t show any signs of slowing down as he picked up two Emmys this past week: for guest starring on Glee as a vengeful ex-choir singer and as part of the team of the 2009 Tony Awards broadcast (he hosted the ceremony). Neil appeared in the Playhouse productions of Luck, Pluck & Virtue and the West Coast premiere of Rent, and he was one of the inaugural recipients of the La Jolla Playhouse Honors earlier this year. (Not to mention all of his hilarious work on How I Met Your Mother, for which he was also nominated.)

We can’t wait to see what these two come up with next as they return to TV in September!

Jim Parson’s Emmys acceptance speech: