Malcolm Gets

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Malcolm Gets
Born Hugh Malcolm Gerard Gets
(1964-12-28) December 28, 1964 (age 51)
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.

Hugh Malcolm Gerard Gets (born December 28, 1964) 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 played Gould in the 2009 film Grey Gardens opposite Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore and his first solo album came out in 2009 from PS Classics.

Gets was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003 and was awarded the Obie Award in 1995.[1]


Gets was born in Waukegan, Illinois, the son of Lispbeth, an educator, and Terence Gets, a college textbook salesman.[2] 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.

Gets is openly gay.[3]





Selected work


Gets was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical in 2003 for his work in Amour.


Gets was awarded the Obie Award for his work in Merrily We Roll Along and The Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1995.[1]

Other appearances[edit]




  1. ^ a b "New York Obies Theater Awards: 1995 Winners". Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Malcolm Gets Biography (1964-)
  3. ^ Portantiere, Michael (February 18, 2009). "Blogging Broadway: Malcolm Gets lives the 'Life'". Retrieved on April 16, 2009.
  4. ^ Stockwell, Anne (November 16, 2010). "Over the moon in Miami". The Advocate. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Voss, Brandon (November 16, 2010). "Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for November 2010". The Advocate. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ Giuliano, Charles (28 July 2007). "Party Come Here at Williamstown Theatre Festival". Berkshire Fine Arts. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 

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