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16/01/2016 1:50 AM AEDT | Updated 16/01/2016 6:10 AM AEDT

Alan Cumming Bares All For His 'Sappy Songs' Album Cover

The Tony-winning star had no qualms about dropping trou for his latest CD.

Alan Cumming reveals the genesis behind the steamy cover of his forthcoming album, "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: Live at the Café Carlyle," in this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video for The Huffington Post. 

In the clip, Cumming explains that it was photographer Jordan Matter who came up with the concept for the cover, which features the star of "The Good Wife" and Broadway's "Cabaret" posing nude amidst two sinewy dancers on New York's Madison Avenue, with just a bottle of champagne covering his privates.

Check out the album cover below, then scroll down to keep reading. 

Jordan Matter
"Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs" will be released by Yellow Sound Label on Feb. 5.

When the time came for Cumming to select the cover of his new album, Matter's racy photo immediately came to mind.  

Due out Feb. 5 on Yellow Sound Label, "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs" captures the Tony-winning star's acclaimed 2015 run at Manhattan's Café Carlyle for posterity. Fans can expect to hear Cumming's take on songs by Billy Joel, Rufus Wainwright and Miley Cyrus, as well as a selection of Broadway show tunes and world music.  

Cumming will celebrate the release of the album with a Feb. 8 performance at New York's Carnegie Hall, with special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss and Ricki Lake. 

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