Jeffrey Scott Parsons has made a name for himself as a true triple threat. His autobiographical show, “Comfy”, has played in both Los Angeles and San Diego to glowing reviews.
Productions and Accolades
Regionally, he’s been seen as Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (Cabrillo Music Theatre, Moonlight Amphitheatre), Phil Davis in White Christmas (San Diego Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre West), Dick in Dames at Sea (Colony Theatre, North Coast Rep), and in productions of West Side Story, Cats, and I Only Have Eyes for You. For his performance as the Emcee in Cabaret at the Welk Resort San Diego, Parsons was nominated by the SD Critics Circle for the Craig Noel Award- Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical. Also at the Welk, he starred as Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Robby Award- Best Actor in a Musical). He opened for Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie in her solo show Same Place, Another Time.
He has appeared in numerous productions and tours across the country of both Forever Plaid and Plaid Tidings. Parsons is a member of Musical Theatre Guild where he oversees the educational outreach that brings hundreds of students to the theatre free of charge every year. Raving about Parsons’ recent LA debut performance of “Comfy”, Don Grigware at BroadwayWorld.com said, “Parsons is so sincere and so sweet and lovable that his time onstage is totally mesmerizing. Don’t miss him wherever he appears!” Read full review.
Being a Gay Mormon Performer
Recently, Jeffrey was interviewed by the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California, where he shared some of his thoughts on being a gay Mormon performer, saying, “My faith and my work have sort of held hands. Sometimes the shows that come my way, I feel, answer questions that I’ve put out in prayer. I still have faith, even though I have doubt. I hear that ‘Mormons are so nice,’ and that’s really kind of beautiful and something we can strive for even when we’re disagreeing on things.” Read the full interview.
About the Affirmation Annual International Conference
The 2018 Affirmation Annual International Conference opens on July 20th and runs through July 22nd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Early bird tickets are available at $70 for individuals, $130 for couples, and $190 for families of three or more through June 1st. After the early bird deadline, tickets are $90 per person. For more information, the conference schedule, speaker and performer information, and to purchase tickets, visit internationalconference.affirmation.org.