The plot revolves around a group of gay friends who reunite to celebrate one of their birthdays. When the host’s potentially closeted college roommate shows up uninvited, the evening is thrown into turmoil.
The highly-anticipated movie has the same cast of the award-winning 2018 Broadway revival.
But who joins Jim Parsons in the cast?
Who stars in The Boys in the Band?
The Boys in the Band boasts a star-studded all-gay cast.
Jim Parsons plays Michael, a screenwriter whose apartment is regularly used as a gathering place for his friends.
He struggles with overspending and has a drinking problem, problems he is hoping to manage with help through his devotion to the church.
Parson’s best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory, a part he played from 2007-2019.
He recently appeared in a main role on Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Hollywood.
Zachary Quinto plays Harold, who’s birthday is being celebrated in the film.
Harold has a flamboyant appearance, but struggles with his identity as a gay Jewish man.
Quinto is well-known for playing Spock in the recent reboots of Star Trek.
He recently starred in horror show NOS4A2.
Matt Bomer plays Donald, who is Michael’s ex. The pair obviously still have feelings for one another, which stops them from moving on.
He works as a house-cleaner in Eastern Long Island.
Bomer has appeared in movies such as Magic Mike, In Time, and The Nice Guys.
He has also had roles in American Horror Story and The Sinner.
Andrew Rannells plays Larry, a commercial artist who is currently in a two-year long relationship with Hank.
His relationship is currently on the rocks, as Larry keeps having sexual encounters with women.
Rannells sas appeared in productions of Hairspray, Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jersey Boys.
He has also gained two Tony nominations for his performances in The Book of Mormon and Falsettos.
Charlie Carver plays Cowboy, a young sex worker who is introduced as a birthday gift for Harold.
Carver is best known for appearing in shows like Desperate Housewives, The Leftovers, and Teen Wolf with his twin brother Max.
Carver recently starred, sans Max, in Ratched alongside Sarah Paulson.
Robin de Jesús
Robin de Jesús plays Emory, a decorator who is the most vocal member of the group.
Emory often finds himself on the end of abuse not just because of his sexuality, but because of his Latinx heritage.
Robin has been nominated for a Tony Award on three separate occasions, including for his role in The Boys in the Band, In The Heights, and La Cage aux Folles.
He also has a role in Lin Manuel Miranda’s upcoming film directorial debut, Tick, Tick…Boom!.
Brian Hutchison plays Alan, an old college roommate of Michael’s.
Alan turns up to Harold’s party uninvited, and discovers his friend’s sexuality.
Hutchinson has had roles in Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Chicago Med, Jessica Jones, Elementary, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
He most recently appeared in The Sinner.
Michael Benjamin Washington
Michael Benjamin Washington plays Bernard, a kind young man who struggles with his identity as a gay Black man.
Washington has appeared on 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Ratched – alongside castmate Charlie Carver.
He has also appeared in Broadway productions of Fires in the Mirror, La Cage Aux Folles, and Mamma Mia!.
Tuc Watkins plays Hank, a maths teacher, who left his wife and children to start a relationship with Larry.
Hank does not approve of Larry’s desire for an open relationship.
Watkins is best known for his roles in One Life to Live and Desperate Housewives.
He has also appeared in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, and Black Monday.
When does The Boys In The Band come to Netflix?
The Boys in the Band is available to stream on Netflix today (September 30).
The movie is two hours long, and has an age rating of 15.
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