Take a Moment to Admire Jim Newman's Balls
By Stacy Lambe
Wearing only underwear and clutching a basketball, singer Jim Newman takes the stage with the Skivvies at 54 Below to sing a medley about balls. "Let's just stop, take a second and take it in," Newman says pointing to his crotch before ripping into a mashup of AC/DC, Miley Cyrus and Skee Lo.
Laughs aside, there's plenty to admire about the singer. Newman is a current member of the Village People — the Cowboy to be exact — in the long-running, ever-rotating line up of singers that currently includes Ray Simpson (Cop), Felipe Rose (Native American), Alex Briley (G.I./Sailor), Bill Whitefield (Construction Worker), and Eric Anzalone (Biker).
Photo: Village People
In addition to touring the world as one-sixth of the "Y.M.C.A." singers, Newman can been seen in season 3 of the web series, Hustling.
And filmed a scene with Alfred Molina in Ira Sachs' new movie, Love Is Strange, also starring John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei.
Last year, he bared it all for Broadway (and a good cause).
Photo: Broadway Bares
Oh, and he really likes to pose in his undwear...
Photo: Rob Lang
...Especially his Calvins.
Photo: Monica Simoes
So take it all in.