"The premise is that God has some things he'd like to say to people and he thinks a good way to do that is Broadway, he's got a showman type personality," said Parsons. "But if he was just God, you wouldn't be able to hear him or see him, he has to pluck a human body to interpret him. It's a very freeing premise."
"I get to say all this stuff about religion and God but it's not me!," laughed the star. "It's just my body."
A clip of the interview appears below.
During the interview, Fallon took a moment to congratulate Parsons for his performance in The Normal Heart, the Tony-winning 2011 drama revival in which Parsons co-starred. "Gosh you were fantastic," the host commented. Parsons responded by saying it was "one of the most gratifying experiences. It was such a wonderful play, such a wonderful group of people and a very powerful time in my acting life."
Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Wicked) will direct An Act of God, a stage adaptation of the satirical publication "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God." Performances are scheduled to begin May 5 at Studio 54, with an opening night scheduled for May 28. To purchase tickets, visit the Studio 54 box office,Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.