Jesse Williams’s full-frontal footage, which surfaced on social media Monday, was captured during a shower scene of the play, which tells the story of a gay professional baseball player dealing with coming out to his teammates and in the press. It opened on Broadway last month.
The footage dropped on the same day Jesse Williams received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Actor in a Play.
Take Me Out stars Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Patrick J. Adams. The story revolves around a mixed-race baseball star named Darren Lemming, who comes out as gay and is confronted off the field by deep-rooted, homophobic and racist prejudices.
Theatergoers to new Broadway play “Take Me Out” do not seem to mind having to lock up their cell phones in Yondr felt pouches with a magnetic security tags for the 2 hour 15-minute duration of the play – a practice the Hayes Theater instituted to protect cast members during several nude scenes.