|Born||Hugh Malcolm Gerard Gets
December 28, 1963
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
Hugh Malcolm Gerard Gets (born December 28, 1963) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Richard in the American television sitcom Caroline in the City. Gets is also a dancer, singer, composer, classically trained pianist, vocal director, and choreographer. He has a small part in the film adaptation of Sex and the City. He played Gould in the 2009 film Grey Gardens opposite Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. His first solo album came out in 2009 from PS Classics. He is openly gay.
Gets was born in Waukegan, Illinois, the son of Lispbeth, an educator, and Terence Gets, a college textbook salesman. Both parents grew up in London, England. He moved with his family to New Jersey. He lived there until he was six when his family moved to Gainesville, Florida. He has an older brother, Erik; an older sister, Alison; and a younger sister, Adrienne.
Gets started studying performing arts early in life. He started studying piano at age nine. This skill helped him pay his way through college. He began singing lessons at 14. He also danced with a studio in Gainesville as a teenager.
Gets skipped two years of K-12 education and graduated from Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida, aged 16. He then attended the University of Florida, where he won Best Newcomer's Award in acting and at age 24 earned a BFA in Theatre (1989). Following that he completed an MFA at the Yale Drama School.
- A Flash of Green as Jigger Loesser (1984)
- Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle as F. Scott Fitzgerald (1994)
- "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing" as The Architect (2001)
- Love In the Time of Money as Robert Walker (2002)
- Adam & Steve as Steve (2005)
- Little Boy Blues as Michael (2005)
- Sex and the City (film) as Building Agent (2008)
- The Molière Comedies as Valère (1995)
- Dreamgirls as Film Executive (2001)
- Amour as Dusoleil (2002)
- Passion as Colonel Ricci (2004)
- The Story of My Life (musical) as Alvin (2009)
He was nominated for a Tony in 2003 for his work in Amour. He was awarded the Obie for his work in "Merrily We Roll Along" and "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in 1995. He also performed at Williamstown Theatre Festival as the role of Orlando in Party Come Here.
- Merrily We Roll Along as Franklin Shepard (1994 at the York Theatre)
- Hello Again (musical) as The Writer (1994 at Lincoln Center)
- A New Brain as Gordon Michael Schwinn (1998 at Lincoln Center)
- Boys and Girls as Jake (2002 at The Duke, 42nd Street)
- [Vigil]  as Kemp (2009 at the DR2 Theatre)
- "The Colorado Catechism" by Vincent J. Cardinal as TY (1990 premiere at Yale School of Drama)
- The Boys from Syracuse Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. New Book by Nicky Silver. Based on the Original Book by George Abbott. as Antipholus of Ephesus (1997 at City Center)
- Edward II by Christopher Marlowe (2000 at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California)
- Finian's Rainbow with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by EY Harburg as Og
- Camelot at the Hollywood Bowl as Mordred (2005)
- Grey Gardens (2009) - two duets recorded with Jessica Lange, such as "I Won't Dance" and "We Belong Together".
- Malcolm Gets
- Portantiere, Michael (February 18, 2009). "Blogging Broadway: Malcolm Gets lives the 'Life'". AfterElton.com. Retrieved on April 16, 2009.
- Malcolm Gets Biography (1964-)
- Over the moon in Miami | The Silver Screen | Advocate.com
- Malcolm Gets - March 2008 Interview at maninchair.com
- Malcolm Gets at the Internet Movie Database
- Malcolm Gets - Downstage Center interview at American Theatre Wing.org
- Malcolm Gets Fanpage