Theatre fan Davin Cutchall said he was “mortified” after he passed out – moments after actor Tovey stripped off to reveal his rather impressive physique.
“On behalf of my arms and nipples, I feel the need to publicly apologise for the effects felt by one of our audience members on a dark winter night in New York City,” he said.
In August, the actor – whose HBO show Looking was cancelled last year – was one of a number of new patrons to sign on to support the Albert Kennedy Trust.
“I am honoured to be associated with them and if just by being there, I can make any difference at all, then that difference is the most important thing.”
A performance of A View From the Bridge had to be temporarily halted last week – after an audience member fainted as #Russell Tovey’s character removed his shirt.