By Tom Gliatto Emily Strohm
November 18, 2013 12:00 PM



You play a doctor working under sex researcher William Masters. What’s it like being on a racy show?

I don’t feel like it’s as pornographic as this sort of thing could be. My family was bracing for the worst, but they love it. I got an e-mail from them saying, “Congrats. It’s superawkward for all of us, but we’re proud of you.”

The show is set in 1957. Are you having fun playing someone from the past?

I have my bachelor’s degree in history, so I find it fascinating. It’s really wild how conservative the country was back then.

How is it, with all the nudity?

I’ve done nudity onstage, which is much more immediate. Here it’s all choreographed, and you get to stand around all day in your robe!