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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.”
Related: Balls, bats and brawn: Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ hits a home run
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
Front row at #JesseWilliams show like….. pic.twitter.com/RC9WIXQLVh
— 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.
i’m so glad that someone was smart enough t sneak in a second phone.
Dreams do come true.
Jesse is a beautiful and blessed brother!
They also told people going to see Daniel Radcliffe in Equus to keep their phones shut off. That didn’t really work either.
If you’re a name performer getting naked on Broadway you already pics/videos are gonna be on the internet. Jesse isn’t a standout crush for me (I just think I’m over actors), but no doubt he’s fit, handsome and is slinging.
He’s fit and he has a penis. Not sure what the fuss is all about tho. Have these people not seen a penis before?
thank you! People need to grow up.
It’s not that common that people see the penis of a famous Black actor like Jesse Williams. He’s also very handsome and well-endowed, so it makes sense that the photos would cause a stir.
i’ve seen it. it’s okay, but not epic by any means. i’d take it, though.
First and foremost he was already a Zaddy WAY before these leaks showed up online of his Big ?. When he stood up for Black Women everywhere. That turned me on more than the leaks. I love a strong man who is not afraid to stand up for people who are more vulnerable than them. If only more Masc. Gays who fit in better with society would stand up for a fellow feminine gay, Trans person, lesbian etc. when they are being made fun of and are getting a verbal onslaught to stick up for them even if it means going against the grain.
It’s just an article about a naked dude. And yet, for some reason here you are whining about “masc gays”. I don’t if you’re that same poster who kept randomly attacking “white masc ‘gays” a few weeks ago, but either way, just stop. While for the most part lesbians tend to have it easier from a sociological standpoint than “masc gays”. So, I don’t know what you’re even talking about. This obsession with constantly attacking white and “masc” gays, no matter the actual topic, is tired and one-note. Come up with a different thing. I know you probably have some complicated feelings and your own traumas, but dedicating all this energy on randomly attacking “masc gays” serves zero purpose. You also have to remember that everyone has their own struggles and no one owes you anything.
Newsflash…black guy has BBC.
Oh, and this is just in: You’re racist. Not news to anyone on here though.
We know, we know, you’ve admitted you’re racist and love Chris Meloni. Get help and get over it!
@Donston what on earth are you Talking about for One, I’m not on here on a weekly basis TWO, No One Said ANYTHING about “White Masc Gays” NOT once! It was actually a post commending him for standing up for a marginalized group and how “I” found that to be way more sexy than these nudes leak. Since he is now on everybody radar because nudes leaked so please be quiet and remember who you are referring to with reference of a previous post.
My apologies for confusing you with another poster. However, it really wasn’t necessary to take an article about someone being naked in a play as an opportunity to randomly whine about “masc gays”. Once again, lesbians are frequently more accepted and embraced by their communities, families, friends than gay males, no matter if they’re “masc” or not. And everyone has their own circumstances, insecurities, struggles, journeys. Never mind how subjective “masculinity” or being “straight passing” is. We can talk about certain privileges. But that was a very random and uncalled attack. Also, Jesse hyping up black women at a black awards show while being married to a black woman and while knowing a huge percentage of his following are black women, it simply has nothing to do with queers.
best publicity this production has had since opening.
@Donston no worries all is well even though you are accusing me of taking “opportunity” which I wasn’t I actually thought nothing of it also I’m not picking on anyone I consider myself very much both masc and fem. I just was pointing out what I found sexy about him. Which Is very revelant to this article since he went viral and people are swooning over. You went on the attack lol…BTW I didn’t have trouble in school. Have a good day though I don’t come on here to argue
As brilliant as the play is with it’s riveting performances, the original Los Angeles performance staging was done in a semi-round venue with live shower water. Magnificent!
Oh, the irony. A mainstream actor causes ticket sales to soar because he’s showing his schlong onstage. He might even end up winning a Tony for having swung it around. But the men who not only have to maintain erections for lord-knows-how-many-hours-on-end, and then have to actually reach orgasm after sustaining extemely awkward positions (I’m talking about porn actors, folks) are looked down upon, many times they’re forced to resort to escorting/hustling to make ends meet, and their personal and professional lives are sometimes forever tainted or even shattered by having participated in this particular branch of entertainment. HOW LONG is it going to take before “legitimate” theater/TV/movies are regarded not as somehow superior to adult entertainment, but simply other forms of expression within that which is, essentially, the same industry?
The link on Twitter has been removed. Damn!
He has a nice dick, but he’s supposed to be not that great of a guy.