Audra McDonald responds after theatergoer snaps nude photo of her and Michael Shannon

As if it isn't rude enough to take a photo during a Broadway theater production, the least a person could do is turn off the flash.

An audience member watching a recent performance of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" snapped a flash photo of Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon while they were nude onstage in a simulated sex scene, eliciting a firm reaction from McDonald after the curtain call.

"To whoever it was in the audience that took a flash photo during our nude scene today: Not cool," the five-time Tony winner tweeted. "Not cool at all."

Taking photos during Broadway shows is always prohibited, and when audience members are caught in the act, security usually requires them to delete the image on the spot.

While Shannon has appeared nude onstage in other live productions, this show marked veteran actor McDonald's first experience doing so.

 "This is my first time, so I was scared," she told Page Six in May. "Once the show is going, you don’t think about it, you are playing the characters. It’s an important part of the story."

The incident comes just days before the acclaimed production ends its limited run.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald during the curtain call for the revival of "Frankie and Johnny in The Clair de Lune" at The Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Michael Shannon during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald during the Opening Night After Party for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Brasserie 8 1/2 on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Michael Shannon during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Michael Shannon during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon and at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
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