Malcolm Gets

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Malcolm Gets
Born (1964-12-28) December 28, 1964 (age 55)
EducationUniversity of Florida (BFA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1993–present

Malcolm 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 (Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical, Amour)[1] and was awarded the Obie Award in 1995.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Gets was born in Waukegan, Illinois, the son of Lispbeth, an educator, and Terence Gets, a college textbook salesman.[3] 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 came out as gay in the late 1990s and lives with his partner.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law & Order Lance Keys
1995–1999 Caroline in the City Richard Karinsky
1997 Sparkle Lounge Host On VH-1
Remember WENN Carter Dunlap
2012 The Good Wife Dale Lamborn
Blue Bloods Prof. Brian Devlin
2019 Tales of the City Dinner party guest


Year Title Role Notes
1984 A Flash of Green Jigger Loesser
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle F. Scott Fitzgerald
2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing The Architect
2002 Love in the Time of Money Robert Walker
2005 Adam & Steve Steve[5]
Little Boy Blues Michael
2008 Sex and the City Building Agent
Grey Gardens George "Gould" Strong


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.[2]

Other appearances[edit]




  1. ^ "The 2003 Tony Award Nominations". Los Angeles Times. 13 May 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "New York Obies Theater Awards: 1995 Winners". The Village Voice. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  3. ^ Malcolm Gets Biography (1964-)
  4. ^ Portantiere, Michael (February 18, 2009). "Blogging Broadway: Malcolm Gets lives the 'Life'". Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Stockwell, Anne (4 May 2005). "Over the moon in Miami". The Advocate. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew and Hetrick, Adam. }Gets Will Join Stenborg in Off-Broadway's 'Vigil'" Playbill, August 10, 2009
  7. ^ Stasio, Marilyn. Review Vigil Variety, September 2009
  8. ^ Voss, Brandon (16 November 2010). "Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for November 2010". The Advocate. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  9. ^ Giuliano, Charles (28 July 2007). "Party Come Here at Williamstown Theatre Festival". Berkshire Fine Arts. Retrieved 15 August 2014.

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