'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons announces 2018 Tommy Tune Awards nominees

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Emmy-award winner Jim Parsons and native Houstonian announced the 2018 Tommy Tune Awards nominees for best musical. (KTRK)

Nominations for the 16th Annual Tommy Tune Awards were announced Monday, honoring the best in high school theater.

The big reveal came courtesy of a homegrown Emmy winner, "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons.

"Whether it's going to be your ultimate career or not, it's such a great place to learn about people, to learn about life, to learn about literature and I felt very lucky that I got to do theater in high school, whether or not I would have done it later in life," Parsons said.

Parsons graduated from Klein Oak High School, and shared why theater had such a big impact on his life before announcing the nominees for best musical.

See the full list of 2018 Tommy Tune Awards nominees

Best Musical:
Foster High School - Evita
Friendswood High School - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
G.W. Carver Magnet High School - Jelly's Last Jam
The Kinkaid School - Crazy for You
Klein High School - The Addams Family
Klein Oak High School - Big Fish
Second Baptist School - Oklahoma!
Westfield High School - The Color Purple
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