Netflix has brought the famous show “The Boys in the Band” to its streaming site. The Tony award-winning play has travelled from the theater to the small screen, but the core magic of the story is intact as the entire cast returns again to entertain us all.
While the show directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy may feel like a stereotypical story of tall handsome men, but the cast involved in the Broadway film holds much more significance than that.
The Broadway special play was actually based on a play directed by Matt Crowley who relayed the humorous drama story about the marginalized community and its struggles. Crowley’s play was met with a tragic end as almost the entire cast of the play lost their lives in the ’80s and ’90s due to the health crisis.
The modern adaptation of Crowley’s play, “The Boys in the Band”, is special for a lot of reasons. It not only pays tribute to the extraordinary talent of the marginalized community who unfortunately lost their lives to a cruel disease, but it also inspires the young generation to be confident and proud.
Furthermore, the entire cast has their own separate fanbase that will help create social awareness even more. From Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons to The Sinner’s Matt Bomer, let us see who plays what in the film.
Jim Parsons plays the role of Michael.
You may know Jim Parsons for his role as the internationally renowned character “Sheldon Cooper” in the American sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” He portrays Michael in the play and in the film. Michael is the best friend of Harold and their fights are humorous to watch.
He has worked alongside Mantello and Matt Bomer in HBO’s production “The Normal Heart.”
Matt Bomer plays the role of Donald.
You may know him as the villain Jamie Burns in the hit Netflix’s psychological thriller The Sinner. He plays the role of Michael’s boyfriend, who has every intention to settle down soon.
Zachary Quinto portrays Harold.
It’s his birthday party that creates the scene for all the drama.
Andrew Rannells personifies Larry.
He is a popular actor and singer who has acted in movies like The Intern, A Simple Favor, and Why Him.
Robin de Jesus plays the role of Emory.
Robin de Jesús has earned a Tony nomination for his performance in Boys in the Band. He has worked in a number of plays and movies.
Michael Benjamin Washington as Bernard.
You may also know him from another Netflix drama series-Ratched. He is also known for his works in the plays.
Brian Hutchison portrays Alan.
Brian Hutchison is an American actor who has made many appearances on American television. All in all, Netflix’s adaptation of this touching broadway show will tug at your heartstrings.