Meet the Cast of TAKE ME OUT; Returning to Broadway Tonight!

The play returns tonight, October 27, to the Schoenfeld Theatre.

By: Oct. 27, 2022
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Take Me Out

Take Me Out returns to Broadway tonight, October 27.

Written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT opened in spring 2022 to rave reviews and went on to garner four Tony Award nominations, winning Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play for Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

In Take Me Out, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America's favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices dealing with sexuality and masculinity, money and power, and race and class. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory.

Meet the cast below!

Take Me OutJulian Cihi

Julian Cihi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Take Me Out. Off-Broadway: Romeo and Juliet (CSC). Regional: Williamstown, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep. Julian has also performed in Japanese productions of RENT and As You Like It. TV: "Mr. Robot" (USA), "Gypsy" (Netflix), "Crashing" (HBO), "The Outpost" (CW), "The Tick" (Amazon Prime) and "Only Murders in the Building" (Hulu). Education: Brown University (BA); NYU Grad Acting (MFA).

Take Me OutHiram Delgado

Hiram Delgado is an actor from Carolina, Puerto Rico. He made his Broadway debut as "Martinez" in Take Me Out at Second Stage and is happy to reprise this role at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Off-Broadway: Agnes (59E59). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: New Amsterdam (NBC); Prodigal Son (FOX); The Code (CBS); Madam Secretary (CBS). Film: Homesick; The Vessel. Education: BA, University of Puerto Rico; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting.

Take Me OutBrandon J. Dirden

Broadway: Skeleton Crew (Drama Desk, Outer Critic, Antonyo nominations), Jitney, All the Way, Clybourne Park, Enron, Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway: The Piano Lesson (Obie, Theatre World, AUDELCO awards), The First Breeze of Summer, Day of Absence, Detroit '67, Peter and the Starcatcher, TFANA's Julius Caesar. Screen: "For Life," "Evil," "Public Morals," "Manifest," "The Get Down," "The Accidental Wolf," "The Quad," "Mrs. America," "The Americans" as Agent Aderholt. 52nd Street Project Volunteer. Member of Actors Equity Association.

Take Me OutJesse Tyler Ferguson

Ferguson won a Tony Award & Outer Critics Circle Award for this performance. Broadway: On the Town, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Drama Desk Award), Fully Committed (Drama Desk Award). In addition to numerous Off-Broadway credits Ferguson has performed 5 seasons with The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park as well as The Producers & Spamalot at The Hollywood Bowl. Most recent film/TV: "Ivy + Bean" (Netflix), "Modern Family" (5 Emmy Nominations, 4 SAG Awards, 4 People's Choice Nominations), "Cocaine Bear" opposite Margo Martindale and Keri Russell. (February 2023). Ferguson is the cofounder of Pronoun, a foundation fighting oppression in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Take Me OutBill Heck

Broadway: Cabaret, Brooklyn Boy. Off-Broadway: Bright Room Called Day (Public), Night is a Room (Signature), Water by the Spoonful (2ST), Angels in America (Signature), The Orphans' Home Cycle (Signature), Pig Farm (Roundabout), three seasons of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park, others. Regional: many. Recent television: "The Old Man," "Ray Donovan: The Movie," "Locke & Key," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "The Alienist," others. Film: Dust (upcoming), Small Town Wisconsin, I'm Your Woman, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Pit Stop, others. Training: University of Evansville, NYU Grad Acting.

Take Me OutCarl Lundstedt

Carl Lundstedt is proud to be telling this story with such a phenomenal team of people. Broadway debut. Film: Joker (Warner Bros.) Television: "Manifest" (NBC), "Marvel's Cloak and Dagger" (Freeform), "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC), "Conviction" (ABC). Regional: world premiere of Reverberation by Matthew Lopez (Hartford Stage, Connecticut Critics Circle nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Connecticut Critics Circle winner for Best Newcomer). BFA Carnegie Mellon University.

Take Me OutKen Marks

Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Airline Highway, Spring Awakening, Rock 'N' Roll, Hairspray, After the Fall, Mamma Mia!, Present Laughter, Dancing at Lughnasa. Off-Broadway: Our Town, Father Comes Home From the Wars, A Bright Room Called Day, Bethany, Orson's Shadow, Stage Kiss. TV: "Elementary," "The Exorcist," "Life on Mars," "The Tick," "Billions," "Blue Bloods," "The Good Wife," "Madam Secretary," "Law & Order." Film: The Confession, The Wackness, Henry's Crime, Blood Stripe.

Take Me OutMichael Oberholtzer

Tony Nominated. Broadway and Off-Broadway: Hand to God, The Babylon Line (Lincoln Center) The Talls (Second Stage). Film and Television: "The Good Fight," "Bull" (CBS) "Sneaky Pete," "Good Girls Revolt" (Amazon), "The Americans" (FX), "Forever" (ABC), "NYC 22" (CBS), "Law & Order" (NBC). "Delivery Man" (DreamWorks), HairBrained, Hits, Cut Shoot Kill, Trouble, Staring at the Sun, Aardvark, South Mountain, Shelter in Solitude (2023).

Take Me OutEduardo Ramos

Eduardo is honored to be back on Broadway with his Tony award-winning team. His TV credits include "Alternatino with Arturo Castro" (Comedy Central), "The Deuce" (HBO), "Kevin Can Wait" (CBS), and "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central). His theatre credits include, Vanya, Sonya, Masha, and Spike (Hampton Theatre Company), and Bodas de Sangre (E3Outlaws/United Productions, Premios ACE "Best New Actor" winner for the role of Leonardo). Education: BA, Ursinus College.

Take Me OutTyler Lansing Weaks

New York credits include The New Yorkers (Encores!) and Macbeth (Lincoln Center). Select regional: Spike in Vanya and Sonia and... (Old Globe, Huntington), The Comedy of Errors (Hartford Stage), The Glass Menagerie (Barrington Stage), Sparrowgrass (Trinity Rep). TV credits: "The Good Wife" (CBS), "Elementary" (CBS), "NCIS: New Orleans" (CBS), "The Equalizer" (CBS). Select film: The Chaperone, A Rainy Day in New York and Nighthawks. MFA: Brown/Trinity Rep.

Take Me OutJesse Williams

Best known for his work on "Grey's Anatomy," Williams is a former high school teacher turned director, producer, entrepreneur and activist who began his acting career Off-Broadway directed by Edward Albee at The Cherry Lane Theater. For his Broadway debut, portraying Darren Lemming (Second Stage) in 2022, Williams earned a Tony Nomination, a Drama League nomination and two Awards: Favorite Featured Actor and Favorite Breakthrough Performance. Williams earned an Oscar in 2021 as Executive Producer of the short film Two Distant Strangers and is among the most impactful entrepreneurial faces in tech today, with three leading mobile apps on the market (Scholly, BLeBRitTY, and Ebroji). Williams famously accepted the BET Humanitarian Award in 2016 and recently starred alongside Owen Wilson in the Paramount+ film, Secret Headquarters. He will soon be seen alongside Reese Witherspoon in Netflix's Your Place Or Mine.

Take Me OutMichael Castillejos

Michael Castillejos is an actor, music director, and on-camera host who has created work with artists and theatre-makers including Roundabout Theatre Company, National Theatre of Scotland, The Civilians, Pig Iron Theatre Company, La MaMa E.T.C., New York Musical Festival (NYMF Award), American Repertory Theater, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Festival and NYC Fringe. Recent TV: "On Broadway" (PBS), "American Masters: Rita Moreno" (PBS), "New Amsterdam" (NBC), "Ghost" (Starz), "FBI" (CBS), "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix), "Bull" (CBS), "Crashing" (HBO), "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central) and "This Is My Song" (ITV).


Lance Takeshi is a Japanese-American actor who graduated from The Acting Studio New York. He moved from Japan and came to NYC 6years ago to pursue his acting career. He is fluent in Japanese and trained in martial arts and stage combat. His Broadway debut was Take Me Out back in April 2022, and he is so proud to come back this fall!

Take Me OutStephen Wattrus

Stephen Wattrus is elated to be back with the Take Me Out family after making his Broadway debut. Classically trained at the American Conservatory Theater (MFA), he has appeared in productions at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival and around NYC. He is a co-founder of Studio 9A theatre company and an avid sports fan.

Take Me OutTim Wright

Broadway: Take Me Out (2nd Stage), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (and National Tour), The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: 3 Kinds of Exile (Atlantic). Regional: The Jungle (The Curran), Sunset Boulevard (Pioneer). Film: Don't Make Me Go, Vita, My Man is a Loser, Ned Kelly, Two Hands. TV: "New Amsterdam," "Quantico," "Blue Bloods," "SMASH," "Do No Harm," "A Gifted Man."

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