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Malcolm Gets
(December 28, 1964 - living) U.S.A.

Malcolm Gets

TV and theatre actor


Malcolm Gets was born in Chicago but lived in New Jersey until he was 5. Both of Malcolm's parents are of English ancestry. His mother, Lispbeth, was a special educationist, whereas his father, Terence, works as a college textbook representative for a Boston based publisher and runs in many competitve marathons. Malcolm attended Fort Clarke Middle School where he skipped the 8th grade & Buchholz High where he skipped the 12th grade.

Malcom began to practice the piano at age 8 & began singing at age 14. While in his teens he worked as an accompanist at the Hippodrome, a local theater where he also attended workshops. Skipping two years of school, Gets graduated from high school at the age of 16 and worked his way through college playing piano in rehearsal halls.

At age 16, Malcolm attended the University of Florida as a scholarship student, where he earned his BFA in Theatre. Malcolm completed his graduate studies at Yale Drama School, where he received his M.A. His aspiration was to be a Classical pianist. Malcolm worked as a stockboy in Barney's, worked as a puppeteer at Radio City Music Hall, played piano at "Cats" auditions, weddings, bar-mitzvahs, and concert halls.

After receiving a master's degree from the prestigious Yale Drama School, Gets was immediately cast in an off-Broadway production of the Marc Blizstein musical Juno. From there, he landed the lead in Martin Guerre at the Hartford Stage Company.

Recently, Gets starred in William Finn's musical A New Brain at New York's Lincoln Center and received critical accolades for his portrayal of Finn's alter ego Gordon Michael Schwinn, an aspiring theater composer who is diagnosed with a critical brain tumor.

Gets' additional musical and theatrical credits include the York Theater Company's revival of Merrily We Roll Along, the Public Theater's production of Two Gentlemen of Verona and the Roundabout Theater's production of The Moliere Comedies.

For Merrily We Roll Along he received a 1995 Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, and an Obie Award and the prestigious St. Clair Bayfield Award for Outstanding Classical Performance for his work in Two Gentlemen of Verona.

On the big screen, Gets portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald in the critically acclaimed feature film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. Television audiences may recognize him from his starring role in Monkey Island, a one-man performance piece that was incorporated into the immensely popular Jackadory series for the BBC.

He's widely remembered for his role as Richard on the television show Caroline in the City. His one man theatrical music piece is being presented throughout the country and he has completed work on two films, Nine Scenes Abut Love and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. Skills - Singer, dancer, conductor, composer, classically trained pianist, vocal director, choreographer, & actor. Malcolm loves all types of music, especially classical. He enjoys cooking, reading, and Shakespeare.


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