On the Couch with Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons oncWho is Tom Parsons?
I am.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’d have had more piano lessons.

Who inspires you and why?
Matt Bellamy, Thom Yorke, Jeff Buckley. Because they’re awesome.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Make healthcare free everywhere in the world.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Thailand. Everything about Thailand is awesome.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I’d take them to see ONCE because Melbourne would be a long way to come and not see me.

What are you currently reading?
Covering McKellen by David Weston.

What are you currently listening to? V
by Twenty One Pilots and Royal Blood’s self-titled album.

Happiness is?
Biting the corners off a tim tam and sucking my tea through it.

What does the future hold for you?
Annoyingly, Madeleine Jones.

Since graduating from London’s Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Tom Parson’s stage roles have included Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (Arena World Tour, including the UK and Australia), as well as being an original cast member in the first Arena Tour in 2012.

Other credits include Mark in Monkee Business at the Manchester Opera House, Nicky and Trekkie in Avenue Q for the Noel Coward Theatre, the Gielgud Theatre and the Wyndhams and understudying Eddie and Sky in Mamma Mia at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Tom also recently sang the lead role of Guy in the concert for the concept album Concrete Jungle by Bobby Cronin at St James Theatre, London.

Tom will be starring as Guy in ONCE, premiering at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on Saturday 4 October. For more information, visit: www.oncemusical.com.au for details.

Image: Tom Parsons