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Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams is currently starring in the Broadway revival of the play, Take Me Out.
In his first major stage role, Williams plays the main character, Darren Lemming. Also in the show are Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family).
There’s a nude scene in a locker room, which prompted the Hayes Theater to demand that all audience members keep their phones locked in Yondr pouches during the show.
Clearly, someone didn’t get that memo. Yesterday a snippet of a cellphone video of that infamous locker room scene hit Twitter, and it shows Williams in all his glory.
Sadly, it’s far too explicit for us to embed here. All you really need to know for the following tweets to make sense is that Williams, besides incredibly athletic, is hung (NSFW link!).
Williams has not responded to the leaked video, which we’re sure will only send ticket sales through the roof.
The play is well worth seeing, regardless of that infamous scene. Penned by Richard Greenberg, the show, which won a Tony Award for Best Play for its first run in 2003, examines a major league baseball player coming out as gay.
Queerty reviewed it last month, with our writer Matthew Wexler saying it “hits and home run” and “soars in its allegorical celebration of America’s pastime.”
The wider Broadway community agrees. Yesterday, Take Me Out scooped four Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival. Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Michael Oberholtzer are all up for Best Actor.
Williams posted a message to social media acknowledging the nomination, saying, “No words , just gratitude. A student in a sea of teachers.”
Unsurprisingly, on Twitter, Williams’ leaked video somewhat overshadowed his Tony nomination.
I can see why his ex wife was fighting so hard to stay
— Go Deeper please (@slurpitup2) May 9, 2022
Driving to NY to see Jesse Williams on Broadway as we speak. pic.twitter.com/fhFUF9xT5c
— Clifford Thomas (@Crimson_Cliff) May 10, 2022
*getting on twitter and searching Jesse Williams name like* pic.twitter.com/dhmYsnSySh
— . (@thebrattyvirgo) May 9, 2022
“oh let’s see why jesse williams is trendi-” pic.twitter.com/dmEGkcTKnS
— chase. (@cfree94) May 9, 2022
Whoever took one for the team and snuck camera to broadway to give us these Jesse Williams videos, thanks pic.twitter.com/T4z3caBloe
— Jonathan Bailey’s Emmy Campaign Manager (@sameolegal) May 9, 2022
If I buy this ticket to see Jesse Williams on Broadway and the understudy there that night … pic.twitter.com/Pu3igWsmRk
— Browns KING irl (@DarccLight) May 10, 2022
— kail salad 🌸 (@kailieykail) May 10, 2022
They can show this on broadway ?!?!? pic.twitter.com/y9KcccCGkp
— Zuri Sincere (@ZuriSincere) May 10, 2022
Williams talked about the play’s nudity three weeks ago on the Late Night With Seth Myers show. Watch below from the 2.10 mark.